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Hope (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 19 October 1997
During the early 1960s, Kate is faced with a dreary small-town existence, surrounded by her mother, who is a stroke victim, and her bigoted Uncle Ray, who owns a theatre. When a black ... See full summary »

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Goldie Hawn

Writer:

Kerry Kennedy
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Lahti ... Emma Percy
Jena Malone ... Lilly Kate Burns
Catherine O'Hara ... Muriel Macswain
Jeffrey D. Sams ... Jediah Walker
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Maize Burns
J.T. Walsh ... Ray Percy
Lee Norris ... Billy October
Kevin Jamal Woods ... Cleavell Monroe
Mozelle Moses-Felder Mozelle Moses-Felder ... Josephine
Harold Suggs Harold Suggs ... Old Man Scruggs
Alissa Alban Alissa Alban ... Mrs. Schifflett
Chris Lane Chris Lane ... Sylvester Potter
Eric Bennett Weems ... Lonnie Tabor (as Eric Weems)
Lauryn Pithey-Petrie Lauryn Pithey-Petrie ... Talitha DuPree (as Lauryn Frances)
Bill Wise ... Deputy Sheriff
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During the early 1960s, Kate is faced with a dreary small-town existence, surrounded by her mother, who is a stroke victim, and her bigoted Uncle Ray, who owns a theatre. When a black minister dies in Uncle Ray's theater, Ray is charged with wrongful death.

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The story of a town's secret, a family's crisis, and a young girl's struggle to reveal the truth.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gradić Houp See more »

Filming Locations:

League City, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fairview Cemetery in League City, 30 miles south of downtown Houston has a gravestone marked Rutledge Burns, 1916 to 1949. See more »

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Extremely Mediocre
4 September 1999 | by Jonathan-18See all my reviews

The story is made of movies we've seen or we think we saw. Motherless girl in the South (kinda here), has a weird boy for a friend, befriends a black man (sorta), seeks to unveil secret from the past, rides her bicycle, lives with a cooky aunt and strict racist cheating uncle, visits a wacky grownup neighbor, goes up a dusty-and-memory-infested attic, hides in a closet. There are also: Voice Over in the beginning and the end, cop arrests black man for no reason, black kid dies in an avoidable accident, black church gospel.

Set in 1962's fear the Russians will bomb the US, it seems, as too often about TV movies, the movie would have been better with the same characters but different story. The actors do liven up their molded characters. Jane Malone successfully carries the movie on her shoulder, Christine Lahti is -for once- bearable, J.T. Walsh was nominated for an Emmy because he died after filming, Catherine O'Hara, Kevin Jamall Woods and Jeffery D. Sams are wonderful.

So- script could be better, the acting is good, and lovely Goldie does tend to cliche-shots, at the end the camera backs from the church, out the window, trees, sky, credits- this IS mediocre!


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