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The Member of the Wedding (1997)

Frankie Addams, 12-year-old tomboy, feels disconnected from the world. Frankie's mother died when she was born, and her father is a distant, uncomprehending figure. Her closest companions ... See full summary »

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Fielder Cook
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anna Paquin ... Frankie Addams
Alfre Woodard ... Berenice Sadie Brown
Corey Dunn Corey Dunn ... John Henry
Enrico Colantoni ... Mr. Addams
Anne Tremko ... Janice
Matt McGrath ... Jarvis
Pat Hingle ... Officer Wylie
Jack Landry ... Red-Haired Soldier
Maggie Marshall Maggie Marshall ... Emmaline Williams / Voice of Carson McCullers
Andy Stahl ... Mr. Williams (as Andrew Stahl)
Joanne Pankow ... Mrs. Wray
Lou Criscuolo Lou Criscuolo ... Blue Moon Owner
Stephanie Denise Griffin ... Winnie (as Stephanie Griffin)
James J. Pence Jr. James J. Pence Jr. ... Minister
Al Wiggins Al Wiggins ... T.T. Williams (as Alfred Wiggins)
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Storyline

Frankie Addams, 12-year-old tomboy, feels disconnected from the world. Frankie's mother died when she was born, and her father is a distant, uncomprehending figure. Her closest companions are the family's African American maid, Berenice Sadie Brown, and her six-year-old cousin, John Henry West. She has no friends in her small Southern town and dreams of going away with her brother and his bride-to-be on their honeymoon.

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There's a time in a young girl's life when nothing's right...but everything's possible.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »
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Quotes

John Henry: [Frankie is secretly running away from home after sneaking off with her brother on his honeymoon didn't work and John catches her] Frankie where are you going?
Frankie Addams: [lieing] I'm just going to bed!
John Henry: Frankie I wanna come too!
Frankie Addams: No!
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Connections

Version of The Member of the Wedding (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

His Eye is on the Sparrow
Lyrics by Civilla D. Martin
Performed by Alfre Woodard and Anna Paquin
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A moving production with one minor flaw.
6 November 1999 | by ganeshSee all my reviews

Carson McCullers would be proud of this film, one of the best made for television I've ever seen. The stunning actors have little room to move around (this was a play), but they managed to capture and hold my attention and pity. The subtle gender-identity issue was brought out well by Anna's great acting, but she almost lost me at the start with her horrible Southern accent. Once I accepted her bad accent, she more than made up for it with her made-real-for-me portrayal of Frankie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Member of the Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gideon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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