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Come Away Home (2005)

PG  |   |  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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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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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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Öregember nem vénember  »

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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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Trivia

During the dinner scene with Annie and Grandpa, the baseball radio announcer is Sal Catalano - who also played Lance Shoals. 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

Annie Lamm: You find an email address written on a napkin in her pants pocket. You "A": Confront her about it. "B": Throw out the address and see if she notices. Or "C": Forget about it, you trust her."
Grandpa Donald: What's an email?
Annie Lamm: Grandpa!
Grandpa Donald: OK. Ummm, "C".
Annie Lamm: Good answer!
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Home Grown
7 June 2005 | by (HHI) – See all my reviews

Although this movie does not have the "Hollywood" flash; it does have a great story. Living on the island where this was filmed, does give a little added incentive to see, but I truly enjoyed this. The film does resemble a simpler 1980's movie. This is great for families. If you don't see it at the movies is is a definite rental. Enjoy! ONe user said that the film did not portray HHI, but the films intent was not to give a history lesson of the island, but to communicate the personal stories that effects three generations within one family. I agree Hilton Head has more to offer that the movie portrays, but enjoy it as it is.


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