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The Greening of Whitney Brown -- Whitney, a spoiled pre-teen from Philadelphia, is forced to move to the country when her parents feel the squeeze of economic hard times.


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Writer (WGA):
Gail Gilchriest (written by)
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  (in credits order)

Sammi Hanratty ... Whitney Brown

Brooke Shields ... Joan Brown

Aidan Quinn ... Henry Brown

Kris Kristofferson ... Dusty Brown
Charlotte Matthews ... Lindsay

Keith David ... Clerk

Slade Pearce ... Ben

Anna Colwell ... Alicia

Natalia Dyer ... Lily

Lily Rashid ... Olivia
Kodie Lake ... Zack
Cameron Gaskins ... Josh
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nicky Buggs ... Home EC Teacher
Gerald Duckworth ... Rich Man from Philly
Ime Etuk ... Cab Driver

Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Stanley
Jon Gould ... Tourist in Philly

Shea Hardy ... Sally
Barry Hopkins ... Man at Ribbon Cutting

Frankie Ingrassia ... Interior Designer

Dharbi Jens ... Library Student / Pool Dancer

Judy Leavell ... Mildred

Rivka Levin ... Cafeteria Lady
Evie Liles ... Student

Katie McKenzie ... Porsche Girl
Dorin Moon ... Pedestrian

Natalie Murphey ... Tennis player
Darian O'Rear ... Student B

Erin Rose Owens ... Girl at Dance
Antje Price ... Tennis Coach
Bianca Price ... Tennis Player

Morgan Saylor ... Annie

India Scandrick ... Grace

Wes Wilson ... AG Teacher

Tara-Nicole Azarian ... Popular Girl / sewing club (uncredited)
Katelyn Haynes ... Student (uncredited)

Morgan Hennum ... Girl at Dance (uncredited)

Robert Oliver Norris ... Sloppy Joe Boy & Boy at Dance (uncredited)
Evan Owens ... Boy at Dance (uncredited)
Brittany Rowe ... Lambourgini girl (uncredited)

Alexis Renee Ruby ... Middle School Student (uncredited)
Evan Ruby ... Middle School Student (uncredited)

Matthew Smock ... Student / Date for Dance (uncredited)

Cody Sullivan ... Student (uncredited)

Catherine Thornton ... Student (uncredited)
Christoph Vogt ... Hosting Parent at Party (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Skillman Odiorne 
Writing credits
Gail Gilchriest (written by)

Produced by
George Engel .... line producer
Rachael Harrell .... co-producer
Charlie Mason .... producer
Justin Moore-Lewy .... producer
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Cinematography by
James L. Carter 
Film Editing by
Martin Hunter 
Production Design by
Caroline Hanania 
Art Direction by
Christopher Tandon 
Set Decoration by
Julie Ochipinti 
Makeup Department
Richard Boggs .... key hair stylist
Vanessa Davis .... hair department head
Jennifer Santiago .... additional hair stylist (2009)
Duane Saylor .... key makeup artist
Judie Tallman .... additional make up artist
Leigh Ann Yandle .... makeup department head (as Leigh Ann Yandle-Perry)
Mi Young .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
George Engel .... unit production manager
Michael Toji .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Bonaccorse .... additional second assistant director
Ime Etuk .... first assistant director: second unit
Ime Etuk .... second assistant director
Matti Kluttz .... second second assistant director
Chad Wheeler .... additional second assistant director
Art Department
Scanlan Backus .... prop maker
Bil Barnes .... on-set dresser (as Bill Barnes)
Deidra Lynn Currie .... on-set dresser
Kathleen Denson .... scenic foreperson
Karen Freed .... art department coordinator
Chris Hunter .... storyboard artist
Kristina Kilpe .... property master
Johnny Land .... scenic charge
Eliot Levin .... set dresser
Sedrick Livingston .... construction coordinator
Matt Mehring .... greens foreman
Andy Rusk .... swing
Roland Spence .... leadman (as Roland Heart)
Adam Sumner .... set dresser
Lisa Yeiser .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Giovanni Bommarito .... sound utility
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Melissa A. Corns .... sound effects editor
Nash Cubero Jr. .... assistant sound editor
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Jim Emswiller .... sound mixer
Corey J. Grasso .... adr mixer
Dennis Grzesik .... sound mixer
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Tom Ryan .... adr recordist
Tula Snoeck .... boom operator
Chris Terhune .... assistant sound editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Kevin Fanning .... visual effects artist
Jamison Scott Goei .... visual effects supervisor
Maggie Kraisamutr .... digital compositor: Rez-Illusion
Harrison Marks .... visual effects bidding producer
Sookie Park .... digital compositor
Ruben Rodas .... visual effects artist
Jennifer Wright .... visual effects producer
David S. Lomax .... stunt driver
Tommie Turvey .... horse trainer
Tommie Turvey .... stunt coordinator
Tommie Turvey .... stunt rigger
Tommy Mack Turvey .... stunt rigger (as Tommie Mack Turvey SR.)
Camera and Electrical Department
Irie Bailey .... grip
Giovanni Bommarito .... rigging grip
Dean Citroni .... dolly grip
Keith Cutler .... electrician
Jay Feather .... director of photography: second unit
James Biggame Gallimore .... key digital video assist operator
Randy Greer .... aerial cinematographer
Matthew Horn .... film loader
Scott Salvatore Ippolito .... assistant camera (as Scott Ippolito)
Matthew Kelly Jackson .... additional film loader
Carl M. Johnson .... lighting technician
Bret Lanius .... first assistant camera
Bob Mahoney .... still photographer
Anthony T. Marra II .... key grip
Keith Moore .... grip: day player
Kenneth Morton .... key rigging grip
Brian S. Osmond .... camera operator: "a" camera
Brian S. Osmond .... steadicam operator
David Parker .... grip
Bill H. Roberts Jr. .... first assistant camera (additional photography)
Allen Robinson .... grip (day player)
Agnes Rodriguez .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Schenley V. Sargusingh .... generator operator
Benny Smyth .... grip (as S. Benny Smyth)
Julian Sternthal .... best boy grip
Newton TerMeer .... gaffer
Casting Department
Marty Cherrix .... local casting
Rich Delia .... casting associate
Patrick Ingram .... extras casting director
Nathan Wright .... extras casting
Gabby Williamson .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Layne Brightwell .... key costumer
Margaret Robbs .... costume ager/dyer
Ellen Semones .... costumes
Editorial Department
Bryan Baker .... assistant conforming editor
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant
Michael Furey .... conforming editor
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... scoring mixer
Michael Lloyd .... music supervisor
Greg O'Connor .... composer: additional music
Carl Sealove .... music editor: temp
Transportation Department
Dale Combs .... transportation captain
Brian Joseph Moore .... transportation captain: reshoots
Pamela C. Ray .... driver
Vickie Raynor Robison .... Cast Driver for Sammi Hanratty
Wayne Short .... driver: honeywagon
Bob 'Smitty' Smith .... production van driver
Eric Solmonson .... transportation coordinator
John H. Stephens .... production van driver
Other crew
Samuel Adler .... location pa: additional
Williams Agate III .... assistant production coordinator
Georgia Belcher .... production assistant
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice director
Mark Cottrell .... location manager
Melissa Lynne Davis .... stand-in: Sammi Hanratty
Derron Delaney .... set medic
Tim Downs .... pre-scout
Patrick Dugger .... production assistant
Ira Friedlander .... production accountant
Jennifer Griffin .... location assistant (as Jennifer S. Griffin)
Jennifer Griffin .... location assistant
Matt Harton .... assistant: Mr. Mason & Mr. Moore-Lewy
Thomas D. Jennings .... payroll accountant
Karen Manuel .... set production assistant
Michael Maxwell .... caterer
Joseph Nadeau .... production assistant
Eric Packham .... stand-in
Christopher E. Pettus .... craft service (as Christopher Earl Pettus)
Chad Sanborn .... stand-in
Joan Scheckel .... workshop development
Jimmy Shaw .... production assistant
Alissa Symons .... office assistant
Birdie Talanca .... first assistant accountant
Sophia Tapia .... payroll accountant
Kai Thorup .... key assistant location manager
Kai Thorup .... location scout
Tommie Turvey .... wrangler
Cherokee Walker .... helicopter pilot
Kathryn Waters .... script supervisor
Erica Young .... assistant to director
Erica Young .... assistant: Brooke Shields
'JZ' Jihad Ziyad .... set production assistant
Stephen Bise .... stand-in: Kris Kristofferson (uncredited)
Albert B. Cooper IV .... location scout (uncredited)
Ethan Patterson .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Rated PG for brief mild language
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Sammi Hanratty received an introducing credit, even though she appeared in nine other features prior to this.See more »
Continuity: Early in the film the horse, Bob, is shown in a head shot close-up and he is wearing a bridle. The next shot shows no bridle.See more »
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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Bob, The Horse, drew Me In, 6 January 2012
Author: (bob-rutzel-1) from United States

A somewhat spoiled young Whitney Brown (Hanratti), who was just elected Class President of her High School Class in the city of Philadelphia is told by her parents that her father lost his job and they have to move. She is crushed and doesn't like it one bit. And, they move out to the country, and now all of them will have to start over.

This movie is a true sleeper.

I saw the promos for this and saw the horse and laughed at what I saw and knew I had to see this movie. I was hoping the funny promo wasn't the only funny thing in it. And, it wasn't. I laughed all the way thru and for me, that is saying a lot.

The real winners here are Sammie Hanratti and Bob, the horse . Whitney's grandfather (Kristofferson) says the horse has a mind of his own and is almost human. Her parents played by Brooke Shields and Aidan Quinn were very good as were the rest of the cast. But, they were not the story. Whitney and the horse were.

And, it is Bob, the horse, that gets you to LOL first and it's kind of shocking the way that happened. Very funny. You'll have to see for yourself. Whitney is a chatty baby and her incessant chattering was a breath of fresh air until we meet Bob. But, even after that her chatter was welcomed. Her dialogue was quick, funny and right on with her being stranded in the sticks with no friends. Well, except for Bob, the horse, of course. And, her constant chattering was her way of complaining to no one in particular. Well, that is to Bob, who seemed to know and understand more than most humans. Maybe he was almost human. Hard one to figure out.

I honestly didn't want this to end. I don't think I have enjoyed a movie this much for the longest time. This delivered a good story and ton of LOLs all the way to the end. Sequels? Hey, I'm there. This is a movie the whole family will enjoy for a long time.

As for Miss Hanratti, well the girls will just have to look over their shoulders from time to time. Yes, I mean: the Fannings, Breslins, and the like. This Hanratti person has a presence that could remind one of a young Shirley Temple. Anyway, that is what I came away with. Hey, I 've seen the promos for Shirley Temple they are hawking now. The "not sold in stores" enhanced videos kind of thing.

FYI: Bob the Horse is a Gypsy Vanner. To look at this breed right away you might think he is a Clydesdale.

If the title left out the word "greening" it might stand a better chance to be seen and appreciated. What would I choose as the title? Why,"Whitney and Bob the Horse" of course.

Read The Greening of Whitney Brown this way: The revitalization of Whitney Brown. Now, you got it. (10/10)

Violence: No. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: No.

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