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Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 12 October 1990 (USA)
A small town prepares for the homecoming of superstar Roxy Carmichael, as does a young outsider, who believes Roxy is her mother.

Director:

Jim Abrahams
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Dinky Bossetti
Jeff Daniels ... Denton Webb
Laila Robins ... Elizabeth Zaks
Thomas Wilson Brown ... Gerald Howells
Joan McMurtrey ... Barbara Webb
Graham Beckel ... Les Bossetti
Frances Fisher ... Rochelle Bossetti
Robby Kiger Robby Kiger ... Beannie Billings
Dinah Manoff ... Evelyn Whittacher
Sachi Parker ... Libby Ohiemacher
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Mayor Bill Klepler (as Stephen Tobolowski)
Micole Mercurio ... Louise Garweski
John Short John Short ... Ronald Reems
Robin Thomas ... Scotty Sandholtzer
Valerie Landsburg ... Miss Day Ashburn (as Valerie Landsberg)
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Storyline

Although Roxy left town more than fifteen years ago, her memory has never faded. Her expected return starts to impact a number of lives, including that of her former partner Denton Webb. But it is Dinky, the adopted daughter of the Bossettis and ignored by most of her classmates as a strange loner, who may be most changed. She is convinced she is Roxie's secret child. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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She doesn't want much. Just a whole new life.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roxy See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,989,297
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Winona Ryder's method to get into character included collecting items from flea markets, used clothing and used book stores. After working on the project for two years, she ended up with "cratefuls" of Dinky-inspired items such as old National Geographic magazines, handbags and circus posters, even though most were never used in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Evelyn shows up at Roxy's welcome home party, her ponytail is not the same color as the rest of her hair. See more »

Quotes

Dinky Bossetti: From a deep, immaculate kiss she spread her two ripe, dripping limbs and then I happened.
Teacher: I beg your pardon.
Dinky Bossetti: And the moon throbbed and fought with an angry sun all that day and all that night. Until it forced me out.
Teacher: Dinky!
Dinky Bossetti: Now I scald here... alone. Touch me. With your white words and your dead hands. Now before I freeze.
Teacher: That'll be enough!
Dinky Bossetti: And become one of you.
Teacher: DINKY!
Dinky Bosseti: You interrupted me.
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Soundtracks

Sperate, o figli!
from the opera "Nabucco"
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by the Chor der Wiener Staatsoper (as The Chorus of The Vienna State Opera, Vienna State Opera Orchestra (as Vienna Opera Orchestra), conducted by Lamberto Gardelli
Aria Performed by Carlo Cava and Bruno Prevedi
Courtesy of London Records, A Division of PolyGram Classics, Inc.
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This movie touched me !
5 June 1999 | by Dave-196See all my reviews

Decided to watch "Welcome home, Roxy Carmichael". I had never seen it before and was swept away completely by it. I was almost in tears during to whole movie. The last ten minutes I couldn't hold back the tears anymore, just had to let them go. This movie touched me very deeply !


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