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Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

R | | Drama | 15 December 1996 (USA)
A mother and daughter find their lives adversely affected when a new man enters the picture. Will their family ever be what they expect?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Anney Boatwright
... Glen Waddell
... Aunt Ruth
... Wade
... Ruth Anne 'Bone' Boatwright
... Lyle Parsons
... Dee Dee
... Uncle Earle
... Aunt Raylene
... Alma
... Granny
Richard Todd Sullivan ... Travis
... Mr. Waddell
... Reese
Jamison Stewart ... Grey
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Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as her last chance. Written by Lew Jacobs <titus@idirect.com>

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Rated R for strong depiction of sexual and violent abuse, including a rape scene involving a young girl | See all certifications »

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15 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Abuso a la inocencia  »

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Originally produced for Turner Network Television, the network ultimately rejected it due to scenes of sexual abuse. It was subsequently picked up by the Showtime channel. See more »

Goofs

(00:12:57) Dermot Mulroney's character (Lyle Parsons) is driving along a road past a modern looking house with a very modern looking red truck parked in the driveway. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: "People pay for what they do, and still more for what they allow themselves to become. And they pay for it simply; by the lives they lead." James Baldwin.
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My Lord Keeps a Record
Performed by The Mountain Ramblers
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Not as good as you've been made to believe.
22 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

An excellent cast who do their best with an awful script, inept direction, and some of the worst score that I have ever heard. More TV movie of the week than serious drama. Which is sad when one considers that the source material is very serious and very real. The film makers decided that instead of building drama and character, it was better to just show the most graphic and violent bits and hope that the audience would be shocked into sympathy and caring. In my opinion, one the most blatant forms of cut and paste film adapting.


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