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Come Away Home (2005)

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

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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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Storyline

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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Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language

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29 April 2005 (USA)  »

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Um Verão Inesquecível  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$71,598 (USA) (19 August 2005)
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Trivia

The final concert scene was filmed over three nights and featured more than 1,500 extras. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Grandpa Donald: ...So Kennedy comes aboard the ship. He turns to me and says, "Officer, I need a guide." There I was, showing the future President around...
Barney: Was this before or after you single-handedly foiled the bank robbery?
Grandpa Donald: Way before. The bank robbery was in '78.
Barney: Right, right. I've heard that one in my sleep.
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Local Nuisance - Graeme Dunlap See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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beautifully produced movie
1 July 2005 | by (South Carolina) – See all my reviews

On May 11 I had the pleasure of taking my 12-year-old granddaughter and nine-year-old grandson to see the movie "Come Away Home." Initially, I wanted to take the children because I thought they might enjoy scenes from the Hilton Head Island area but didn't expect much more.

To our very pleasant surprise, "Come Away Home" is a beautifully produced movie with one of the most outstanding story lines I have seen in quite some time. The acting is top notch, including islander Gregg Russell, who did a wonderful job. The scenes from Hilton Head were enjoyable but I must say that this movie reaches far beyond Hilton Head. This is a movie for the world to see.

Word of caution: Grandpas should plan to bring a few tissues and hugging of the grandchildren will be in order on the way out of the theater.


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