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A Home of Our Own (1993)

The story begins in Los Angeles when Frances Lacey (Kathy Bates) takes her six children and drives north to find a home of their own away from the bad influences of the big city.

Director:

Tony Bill

Writer:

Patrick Sheane Duncan (as Patrick Duncan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathy Bates ... Frances Lacey
Edward Furlong ... Shayne Lacey
Clarissa Lassig Clarissa Lassig ... Lynn Lacey
Sarah Schaub Sarah Schaub ... Faye Lacey
Miles Feulner Miles Feulner ... Murray Lacey
Amy Sakasitz ... Annie Lacey
T.J. Lowther ... Craig Lacey
Soon-Tek Oh ... Mr. Munimura
Tony Campisi Tony Campisi ... Norman
David Jensen David Jensen ... Mr. Hilliard (as Dave Jensen)
H.E.D. Redford H.E.D. Redford ... Mr. King
Melvin Ward Melvin Ward ... Father Tomlin
Michael Flynn ... Mr. Wolters
Donré Sampson ... Gas Station Attendant (as Don Ré Sampson)
Frank Gerrish ... Mr. Whitman
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Storyline

The story begins in Los Angeles when Frances Lacey (Kathy Bates) takes her six children and drives north to find a home of their own away from the bad influences of the big city. Written by Linda Palladino

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They had nothing... and tried to find their dream

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and violence in a family drama | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A mi házunk See more »

Filming Locations:

Heber City, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$808,428, 7 November 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,703,282
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Frances Lacey: Are you a praying man, Mr. Moon?
Mr. Munimura: I'm a failed Catholic!... But, yes.
Frances Lacey: We're not religious either, but a taste of it couldn't hurt, and who knows? It might take on one of these heathens.
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Since I First Met You
Performed by The Robins
Written by H.B. Barnum
Courtesy of GNP Crescendo Records, Inc.
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As Close to Home as it Gets
9 May 2005 | by nabor7See all my reviews

This movie was as close to home as it gets. We were not as poor as the Lacey's, but some of our Christmas's were skimpy. I particularly thought the casting was good and the plot line was very believable. When my grandparents first got indoor plumbing, the whole family gathered at their house to celebrate. No more long cold trips during winter! I imagine that most people who watched this movie was critiquing the character development and other mundane points, but anyone who has been lacking the common necessities was looking at this in a far different light. At first I thought more interaction with between Murray and the junkyard owner would have helped, then I realized that this was about Frances and her struggle to provide for her children. Some of the kids characters were never developed but it didn't matter. They were shown to be suffering during the bad times and enjoying the good times. I want to watch it again to see what I missed.


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