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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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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)  »

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Öregember nem vénember  »

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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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: 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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great family movie
30 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed seeing this film as a family, which is a rare thing in this day and age. The actors are perfectly cast and the story reveals such a believable scenario that anyone can relate to their own lives. There is so often little to no respect shown from younger generations to the older ones that I thought it was a perfect "life lesson" that should be seen more often. We all had some chuckles and fought back the tears in certain scenes, and would recommend it highly to anyone as a feel good movie!!!

We as a family have never been to Hilton Head, but know many people from the Pittsburgh area that are regulars. I think it would be especially fun for them to see the area on screen and enjoy the music of the great singer-Gregg Russell. I have taken my great uncle-90 years old- to see this movie and he also enjoyed it thoroughly.


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