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Come Away Home (2005)

 -  Family  -  29 April 2005 (USA)
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A friendship develops when 12-year-old Annie is coerced to stay with her Grandpa Donald.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Annie Lamm
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Holly
Kris Crevani ...
Teacher
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Jason (as William Goldweit-Denton)
Jimmy Walsh ...
Doug (as James M. Walsh)
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Carol Lamm
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Gary Lamm
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Grandpa Donald Brooks
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Barney Green
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Woodsy Warner
Gregg Russell ...
Bearded Man / Gregg Russell
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Ashley Green
Jean Meyers ...
Woman Collecting Shells
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Chris (as Asher Book)
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Lance Shoals
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Twelve-year-old Annie Lamm's first day of summer break quickly turns into a disaster. She realizes that her parents have not only decided to fly her to Hilton Head Island during their second honeymoon, but they also plan to coerce her to spend half her summer with her 76-year-old Grandpa Donald whom she hardly even knows. The place where Annie is staying, Grandpa's "beautiful house right by the beach", turns out to be a dilapidated and neglected dwelling filled with stored newspapers and dust covered knickknacks. Nothing edible is in the fridge, and only big-band and Perry Como records sit by his prehistoric stereo. Annie's summer plans of parties and boys are dashed in an instant -- Grandpa's house has no TV, no computer, and a swimming pool half-full of brown, brackish water with turtles living in it. His life consists of napping, doing crosswords and spending time with an old, codger named Barney with whom he trades endless tall tales. Annie is miserable! She calls her best friend,... Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes you have to leave home to find your family

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language

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29 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,147 (USA) (10 June 2005)

Gross:

$71,598 (USA) (19 August 2005)
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During the dinner scene with Annie and Grandpa, the baseball radio announcer is Sal Catalano - who also played Lance Shoals. See more »

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While Donald, Barney and Annie are riding in Donald's Buick, the transmission lever is clearly in the "park" position. See more »

Quotes

Annie Lamm: Grandpa, can I drive?
Barney: You want to get us killed, kid?
Annie Lamm: Oh, come on.
Barney: What if a cop sees us? Or worse, your mother?
Annie Lamm: There are only three cops on this Island, and they play paper football all day! I can do it.
Barney: Driving a car is a little harder than a boat, Missy. And we all know how that turned out.
Grandpa Donald: I don't know, Annie...
Annie Lamm: OK... I guess when I'm your age I won't be able to tell my grandkids that my Grandpa taught me how to drive. It'll just be some random boyfriend instead.
Barney: Captain, are you crazy?
Grandpa Donald: Oh...
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Spoofs History of the World: Part I (1981) See more »

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A wonderful film. Beautifully written, acted and directed.
17 August 2005 | by (La Habra Height, CA) – See all my reviews

A wonderful family film. Beautifully written, acted and directed. The story was touching without being the least bit sappy. I am amazed by what can be done what a small amount of money and a great deal of talent. In an era of "over the top", big budget movies with little substance, this movie was a breadth of fresh air. The two main characters, Grandpa Donald played by Paul Dooley and Annie played by Jordan-Claire Green were particularly good. You got to know these people during the course of the film came to like them and were rooting for them to prevail. This was a truly delightful movie which I thoroughly enjoyed.


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