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A Girl of the Limberlost (1990)

| Drama, Family | TV Movie
A teenage girl living in 1908 rural Indiana attends high school despite her mother's fierce opposition of her life, the friendship of a free-spirted older woman helps her stick to her goals.

Director:

Burt Brinckerhoff

Writers:

Gene Stratton-Porter (novel), Pamela Douglas (teleplay)
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Credited cast:
Annette O'Toole ... Kate Comstock
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daryl Anderson ... Thaddeus Applegate
Tobias Anderson Tobias Anderson ... Biology Teacher (as Tobias Andersen)
Joanna Cassidy ... Gene Stratton-Porter
Debbie Combs Debbie Combs ... Math Teacher
Andy Cowan Andy Cowan ... Friend #2
Heather Fairfield ... Elnora Comstock
Peter Kienaas Peter Kienaas ... Adult Hobo
Chauncey Leopardi ... Billy (The Hobo)
Stacey Morton Stacey Morton ... Friend #1
Vanessa Nowitzky Vanessa Nowitzky ... Marylou
Devon Odessa ... Sally Brownlee
Philip Sterling ... Mr. Henley (Music Teacher)
Joe Vincent Joe Vincent ... Store Owner
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A teenage girl living in 1908 rural Indiana attends high school despite her mother's fierce opposition of her life, the friendship of a free-spirted older woman helps her stick to her goals.

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To a poor farmgirl, the future can seem a million miles away.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Applegate, Oregon, USA See more »

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Pretty good for a 90's TV movie
9 July 2015 | by brchthethirdSee all my reviews

I watched quite a few movies like this when I was a kid, but not this one. I only knew about it from a trailer on a VHS from another WonderWorks production. It seemed like a really interesting story. Now having seen it, many years later and after I've developed a sense about what makes a movie good besides the general story, I think it's OK. The basic story is about a girl who lives in 1908 Indiana on a farm with her widowed mother. However, she wants to continue her education and, consequently, develops a friendship with a more free-spirited woman who helps her along in this regard. Generally speaking, the characters were well-developed and well-performed by the cast. There were a couple of faces I recognized: Annette O'Toole (from Superman III) and an actor who appeared in some Matlock episodes. The plot was kind of predictable, as the girl enters into conflict with her mother and adjusts to interacting with city folk, but it still had an emotional truth despite the familiar trappings. It also had a good pace. Being made for television, the filmmaking quality was decent but unspectacular. Lighting and camera-work were adequate, but it was often hard to see detail in the nighttime/darker scenes. And the score was rather uninvolving, even if it never got in the way. I kind of wish I'd seen this earlier in life, because maybe I would have appreciated it more. Still, it made for a good hour and a half spent


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