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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

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, 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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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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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$99,318
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The first Malpaso production produced by Clint Eastwood not to star or be directed by Eastwood himself. 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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Unseen gem......
13 December 2007 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Robert Duvall is a man on a quest. He is a true believer in his skills at finding oil, and will go to any means to achieve his dream of bringing in the "big one", assault and theft included. His character, Mr. Cox, is somewhat "shady", but likable. Look for Billy Bob Thornton in a supporting role as an oil rig workman. Like any true dreamer, the hunt is what it is all about, and so it is not surprising that Mr. Cox moves on to his next challenge, rather than basking in his hard earned glory. "The Stars Fell on Henrietta" is solid entertainment, especially for anyone who dreams of trying the impossible. Highly recommended - MERK


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