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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 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 ... 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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Dinky Bossetti is about to find out what legends are made of. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Many of the filming locations were in the real town of Clyde, Ohio, near writer and producer Karen Leigh Hopkins's hometown of Sandusky, Ohio. 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 Bosseti: [referring to her adopted mother] We just don't fit. It happens. It's not gonna matter after Friday, anyway.
Elizabeth Zaks: Why, because Roxy Carmichael's coming home?
Dinky Bosseti: Because my mother's coming to get me.
Elizabeth Zaks: Your mother? Wait a minute Dinky, I don't think I understand.
Dinky Bosseti: It's not for you to understand, really.
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Soundtracks

Born To Be Wild
Written by Mars Bonfire
Performed by Lillian Rein, Steve Lowry, Alan Kuehne, Doug MacDonald, Wally Minko and Fred Petry
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another hidden treasure
4 September 1999 | by Julien-11See all my reviews

Winona Ryder has a big collection of forgotten but first-rate movies, and this is no exception. The acting was really good, and the music on the soundtrack made it memorable. Well worth a look, and a second, and a third...


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,753,870, 14 October 1990

Gross USA:

$3,989,297

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,989,297
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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