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Digging to China (1997)

PG | | Drama | 11 September 1998 (USA)
10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans ... See full summary »

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Timothy Hutton

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Karen Janszen
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Evan Rachel Wood ... Harriet Frankovitz
Kevin Bacon ... Ricky Schroth
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Gwen Frankovitz
Marian Seldes ... Leah Schroth
Cathy Moriarty ... Mrs. Frankovitz
Amanda Minikus Amanda Minikus ... Sonia
Nicole Burdette Nicole Burdette ... Miss Mosher
Bing Putney ... Eric (as Robert Putney)
Annie Jaynes Annie Jaynes ... Young Harriet
Joanne Pankow ... Nurse
Gareth Williams ... Tow Truck Driver #1
Alan Mruvka ... Tow Truck Driver #2
J.C. Quinn ... Minister
R. Keith Harris ... Flirting Man (as Keith Harris)
Nicole Namer Nicole Namer ... Girl in Classroom
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10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans for leaving and she finally does so together with her childlike (mentally ill) friend Ricky. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some emotional moments | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Egy alagút Kínába See more »

Filming Locations:

Cherokee, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,162, 13 September 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,556, 20 September 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

Although they play mother and daughter, Mary Stuart Masterson is only six years younger than her on-screen mother Cathy Moriarty. See more »

Goofs

Harriet's legs change position from shot to shot when she's coloring on the floor. See more »

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[first lines]
Harriet: My mother lived in one world. I was always looking for another.
Harriet: Once I tried to squeeze down a rabbit hole.
[fire department arriving]
Harriet: Then I tried digging all the way to China.
[sparks fly]
Harriet: That's when I learned a mysterious electric force protected the center of the Earth. Then I tried to make the carpet from the front hall fly me to Persia.
Harriet: I always wish for the same two things, which are really only one thing. I want something magical to happen to me. And I wanted my mother to ...
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Soundtracks

Iko Iko
Written by Rosa Lee Hawkins (as Rosa Lee Hawkings), Barbara Ann Hawkins (as Barbara Anne Hawkins), Joan Marie Johnson, Joe Jones, Maralyn Jones, Sharon Jones, Jessie Thomas, based on a song by James Crawford
Performed by The Dixie Cups
Courtesy of Sun Entertainment Corp.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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A remarkable film
1 September 2003 | by waltjh-1See all my reviews

I was never a Kevin Bacon fan until I saw "Digging to China." His portrayal of a retarded individual was wonderful and Evelyn Rachael Wood establishes herself as a marvelous actress. This movie did not get the raves that it deserves. I would suggest that anyone who has not seen this should get a copy right away.


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