Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Her desperate need to be accepted by her sister is constantly complicated by her drug and alcohol problems.

Director:

Ulu Grosbard

Writer:

Barbara Turner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Sadie Flood
Mare Winningham ... Georgia Flood
Ted Levine ... Jake
Max Perlich ... Axel Goldman
John Doe ... Bobby
John C. Reilly ... Herman
Jimmy Witherspoon Jimmy Witherspoon ... Trucker
Jason Carter ... Chasman
Tom Bower ... Erwin Flood
Smokey Hormel Smokey Hormel ... Leland
Jimmy Z. Jimmy Z. ... Clay
Tony Marsico Tony Marsico ... Paul
Jamian Briar Jamian Briar ... Andrew Flood
Rachel Rasco Rachel Rasco ... Mish Flood
Nicole Donahoo Nicole Donahoo ... Young Sadie Flood
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Storyline

Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Sadie wants to be a famous artist like her sister, but is always doing everything wrong. Her desperate need to be accepted by her sister is constantly complicated by her drug and alcohol problems. Georgia lives a very ordered life with husband, house and children, and Sadie does everything to get her attention. Written by <Magnus.Salomonsson.3041@student.uu.se>

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The toughest act to follow was their dreams. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for substance abuse, language and a sex scene | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Mare Winningham and Jennifer Jason Leigh have been longtime friends since meeting at a summer camp when they were both teenagers, in the late 1970's, but this is their first film together. See more »

Goofs

(at around 6 mins) Bobby's right hand is on, then off, his water glass. See more »

Quotes

Sadie Flood: In the dark we're all scared. We're all scared, and there's more of us out there all the time.
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Connections

Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) See more »

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Midnight Train to Georgia
By Jim Weatherly
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4 May 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Sadie wants to be a famous artist like her sister, but is always doing everything wrong. Her desperate need to be accepted by her sister is constantly complicated by her drug and alcohol problems.

Beyond anything else you can say about this film, it is a showcase for Jennifer Jason Leigh. She not only stars -- and sings -- but produced the film, and along with her mother (Barbara Turner) wrote the script, based on a real-life experience.

The casting of Ted Levine is interesting. Apparently he was cast to help distance him from the "Buffalo Bill" image he had acquired. But they made little attempt to modify his look. He still looks very much like Buffao Bill, though he is quite capable of altering his appearance by merely growing a mustache (see "Monk").


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

8 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Georgia See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,461, 10 December 1995

Gross USA:

$1,110,104

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,110,104
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Company Credits

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CiBy 2000, Miramax See more »
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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