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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... See more »

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Harriet Frankovitz
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Ricky Schroth
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Gwen Frankovitz
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Leah Schroth
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Mrs. Frankovitz
Amanda Minikus ...
Sonia
Nicole Burdette ...
Miss Mosher
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Eric (as Robert Putney)
Annie Jaynes ...
Young Harriet
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Nurse
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Tow Truck Driver #1
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Tow Truck Driver #2
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Minister
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Flirting Man (as Keith Harris)
Nicole Namer ...
Girl in Classroom
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Wood ...
Boy in Doctors Office (uncredited)

Directed by

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Timothy Hutton

Written by

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Karen Janszen ... (written by)

Produced by

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John Davis ... producer
Steve Ecclesine ... line producer
David T. Friendly ... executive producer
Cathy Goodman ... associate producer
J. Todd Harris ... producer
Alan Mruvka ... producer
Stephen Nemeth ... executive producer
Ernst Etchie Stroh ... executive producer (as Etchie Stroh)
Ladd Vance ... associate producer
Marilyn Vance ... producer

Music by

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Cynthia Millar

Cinematography by

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Jörgen Persson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Dana Congdon
Alain Jakubowicz

Editorial Department

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Sharon Ginney ... negative cutter
Mark Harris ... first assistant editor (as Mark E. Harris)
Marc Jakubowicz ... assistant editor
Cinthia Morris ... assistant editor
Alex Reiter ... first assistant editor
Mark Sadusky ... assistant editor
Stephen R. Sheridan ... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Ed Stabile ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Lisa Mae Fincannon
Wendy Kurtzman

Production Design by

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Robert de Vico ... (as Robert De Vico)

Set Decoration by

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Joyce Anne Gilstrap ... (as Joyce Gilstrap)

Costume Design by

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Mary Zophres

Makeup Department

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Dara Jaramillo ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Jerry Popolis ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Kelvin R. Trahan ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist

Production Management

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Tina Brawner ... unit production manager
Adam Del Deo ... executive in charge of production
James Holt ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Drew Ann Rosenberg ... first assistant director (as Drew Rosenberg)
Rebecca Strickland ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Jeff Barrows ... swing gang
John 'Buzz' Brown ... construction coordinator
Kenneth Bryant ... set dresser
Adam Cohen ... assistant property master
Jay Cooke ... assistant to carpenter
Patrick Fuhrman ... lead man
Brian Hinshaw ... set painter
Rachel Holloway ... lead scenic artist
Danny Miller ... art department coordinator
Lisa Miller ... on-set decorator
Alica Murphy ... model maker
Shay Nichols ... art department production assistant
Stephen True ... assistant carpenter
Melanie Wester ... assistant property master
Richard Blake Wester ... property master

Sound Department

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Gregg Barbanell ... foley artist (as Greg Barbanell)
Dean Beville ... supervising sound editor
Michael Broomberg ... foley artist
Chuck Buch ... sound mixer
Marconi de Morais ... dubbing mixer
Judee Flick ... supervising adr editor
Linda Folk ... adr editor
Marshall Garlington ... re-recording mixer
Brian Geer ... foley mixer
Dana Gustafson ... foley editor
Jason Lezama ... adr recordist
Laura Macias ... foley artist
Charles Maynes ... sound designer
Vince Nicastro ... foley artist
Juan Peralta ... sound re-recording assistant
Tim Rakoczy ... sound editor
Colin Rogers ... adr recordist
Joel Shryack ... dialogue editor (as Joel Schryack)
D. Chris Smith ... sound effects editor
Ken Teaney ... re-recording mixer
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer / foley mixer
Ace Williams ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Ray Bivins ... special effects coordinator

Stunts

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Jon Bergholz ... stunts
Bobby Mumford ... stunt coordinator
Dean Mumford ... stunt coordinator
Candice Orsini ... stunts
Kimberly M. Turvey ... stunts
Tommy Mack Turvey ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bret Allen ... grip (as Brett Allen)
John A. Burke ... camera operator: "b" camera
Ty Chennault ... best boy electric
John Falone ... dolly grip
Jeff Graham ... first assistant camera
Bruce Heinsius ... still photographer
Charles 'Tom' Hinson ... key grip
Petr Hlinomaz ... gaffer
Nathaniel Kendrick Jr. ... electrician
Jeff 'J.Mac' McDonald ... grip
Greg Morse ... 24 frame video
Daniel Murphy ... rigging gaffer
Dan Myhrman ... camera operator
Gil Richardson ... best boy grip
Lyle Robbins ... lamp operator
Lyle Philip Robbins ... electrician
Renee Schuyten ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
E. Shepherd Stevenson ... grip (as E. Sheperd Stevenson)
Marilou Vetter ... assistant camera
Ralph Watson ... Steadicam operator

Casting Department

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Digging To China ... additional casting
Lisa Mae Fincannon ... local casting (as Lisa Fincannon)
Mindy Johnson ... casting associate
Patricia Phillips ... background casting
Theresa Phillips ... additional casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Virginia Burton ... set costumer
Sherry Davis ... seamstress
Sonya Ooten ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Lance Holland ... location manager
Timothy R. Price ... assistant location manager (as Tim Price)

Music Department

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Elmer Bernstein ... additional orchestrator: "One Big Love" / conductor / score producer
Andrew Boland ... music engineer
Kathy Durning ... music editor
Jon Kull ... additional orchestrator: "One Big Love" (as John Kull)
Brian Masterson ... music engineer
Cynthia Millar ... additional orchestrator: "One Big Love"
Mary Ramos ... music supervisor
Patrick Russ ... additional orchestrator: "One Big Love" / orchestrator
Michelle Silverman ... music supervisor (as Michele Kuznetsky)
Caitriona Walsh ... orchestra manager

Transportation Department

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Don Baer ... driver
Jon Bergholz ... transportation coordinator
Erin Harrell ... dispatcher
John Lybrand ... transportation
Mark Selhorst ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances
Maria Bloom Luke ... assistant production accountant
Kathleen 'Bo' Bobak ... set production assistant
Melissa Bourne ... teacher (as Melissa Maready)
Allison Cameron ... stand-in: Mary Stuart Masterson
Susan Carpenter ... key set production assistant
Dan Collins ... set production assistant
Shera Collins ... production assistant
Arlene Cowan ... assistant: J. Todd Harris
Frank DeMartini ... attorney
Bernadette Devine ... production assistant
Michael Donner ... post-production accountant
Chris Gilmer ... set production assistant
David Grayshock ... stand-in: Kevin Bacon
Tylene Green ... set production assistant
Rory Gunther ... production assistant
Tim Hazelip ... assistant: Tim Hutton
Joanne Martin Hinson ... production assistant
Charley Holden ... production secretary
Rita Hollingsworth ... unit publicist
Jan Jackson ... stand-in: Marian Selders
Barbara Long ... production accountant
Patty Long ... production coordinator
Susan Mieras ... assistant: Kevin Bacon
Lori Patterson ... assistant: Mary Stuart Masterson
Cathy Peterson ... executive assistant
Scott Peterson ... script supervisor
Wendy Riseborough ... assistant production coordinator
Beth Rogers ... assistant: Cathy Moriarty
Mike Ryan ... craft service
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances
Loren Shertzer ... assistant: Alan Mruvka
Michael Stiles ... production assistant
Kristie Woods ... stand-in: Evan Rachel Wood

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • With You (Japan, English title)
  • Träume bis ans Ende der Welt (Germany)
  • Mi amigo Ricky (Spain)
  • O Poder da Emoção (Brazil)
  • Подкоп в Китай (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $19,162, 13 Sep 1998

Did You Know?

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Trivia Evan Rachel Wood's movie debut. See more »
Goofs Harriet's legs change position from shot to shot when she's coloring on the floor. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Rounders/Kiki's Delivery Service/Simon Birch/Slums of Beverly Hills/Digging to China (1998). See more »
Soundtracks One Big Love See more »
Quotes Ricky: We're one big sad monster. Four legs, four arms, two heads, two noses.
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