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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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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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Storyline

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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Drama

Certificate:

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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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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 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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Henrietta
26 January 2009 | by karenl2001See 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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