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The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)

PG | | Drama | 15 September 1995 (USA)
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The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck "oil man", Mr. Cox, finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. Cox
... Don Day
... Cora Day
... Big Dave McDermot
... Beatric Day (eldest daughter)
Kaytlyn Knowles ... Pauline Day
... Mary Day (as Francesca Ruth Eastwood)
... Big Dave's driver
... Roy
... Henry Nakai
Paul Lazar ... Seymour
... Delbert Tims
... Shirl (waitress)
... Larry Ligstow (owner of Greek restaurant)
Wayne Dehart ... Robert
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The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck "oil man", Mr. Cox, finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day's land. The financially strapped Day puts everything into finding oil, but at what cost? Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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15 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Der wunderliche Mr. Cox  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$99,318
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2.39 : 1
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When Mr. Cox (Robert Duvall) is speaking to Cecil, the hotel clerk, the same extra (a young, short man wearing a gray suit) appears in the background from two different camera angles. See more »


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'Vesti La Giubba' from I Pagliacci
Written by Ruggero Leoncavallo (as Ruggerio Leoncavallo)
Performed by Enrico Caruso
Courtesy of Everest Records
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Henrietta
26 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I was born and raised in Henrietta. I graduated from there. I still visit often because I have family there. My granddad was born there as well as my dad. The actual events/people, I don't think happened. Having said that it is true that for many years no one believed there was oil there. Not until some somebody managed to find it. So while the people are different and the situations, I think that it has to be basically a true story if only loosely. But let me tell you that the real history and the real "stars" of that area are the old folks. If you listen to their stories, they will take you back to a different time with them. The only problem is that since they have lived in such a small place for such a long time, you might get a full genealogy report on half the county. LOL. Its just the way the culture is. Its nice (and more than a little amazing) to see a movie about my little hometown, I have to admit.


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