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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 (Robert Duvall), finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he ... See full summary »

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James Keach
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Duvall ... Mr. Cox
Aidan Quinn ... Don Day
Frances Fisher ... Cora Day
Brian Dennehy ... Big Dave McDermot
Lexi Randall ... Beatric Day (eldest daughter)
Kaytlyn Knowles Kaytlyn Knowles ... Pauline Day
Francesca Eastwood ... Mary Day (as Francesca Ruth Eastwood)
Joe Stevens ... Big Dave's driver
Billy Bob Thornton ... Roy
Victor Wong ... Henry Nakai
Paul Lazar ... Seymour
Spencer Garrett ... Delbert Tims
Park Overall ... Shirl (waitress)
Zach Grenier ... Larry Ligstow (owner of Greek restaurant)
Wayne Dehart 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 (Robert Duvall), finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day (Aidan Quinn) 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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Trivia

The first Malpaso production produced by Clint Eastwood not to star or be directed by him. See more »

Goofs

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 »


Soundtracks

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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Wonderful film with over the top performances
8 April 2004 | by ereinionSee all my reviews

I found this film to be one of the most heartwarming,genuine,thrilling and unforgettable ones I'd ever seen.Its simple brilliance is astounding.Robert Duvall gives one of his ten best performances ever as the charming and aging,but maverick drifter who discovers an oil field on the property of the most unlikely to get rich people.Aidan Quinn and Frances Fisher are also marvellous.Clint Eastwood produced this feature and I think it just shows his ability to choose the right projects,an ability he has always had.

If you can't enjoy this,then it means you are one of those who have to have blood and guts,fast cars and hot chicks and action to enjoy yourself.And Iam not of that kind,thank god.All in all,this is the loveliest picture since "Its a wonderful life".Just pay attention and be patient and Iam sure you'll discover its true value.I give this film 10 out of 10!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der wunderliche Mr. Cox See more »

Filming Locations:

Marfa, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,406, 17 September 1995

Gross USA:

$99,318

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,318
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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