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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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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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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
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

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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Local Nuisance - Graeme Dunlap See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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A rare find- a clean family movie that you will really like!!
4 June 2005 | by (Columbus Ohio) – See all my reviews

I was a bit skeptical going in to see this movie, being that it has a G rating and was presented as a family movie genre film. That melted away in the first 15 minutes. What you have here is just a good movie for the sake of being good, with real characters and deluge. Annie is a very realistic girl for her age and her behavior isn't sugar coated. Grandpa Donald and Barney are people that you feel like you could have met or known at one time. Its just very easy to get caught up in the movie and be taken away for a bit, which is what I look for in a good movie. You can't help but be moved and in the end come away feeling good after this movie.


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