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Balloon Farm (1999)

Uplifting tale about a man who grows a crop of colored balloons.

Director:

William Dear

Writers:

Steven Karczynski (as Steven M. Karczynski), Jerdine Nolen (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rip Torn ... Harvey H. Potter
Mara Wilson ... Willow Johnson
Roberts Blossom ... Weasel Mayfield
Fredric Lehne ... Jake Johnson
Richard Riehle ... Earl
Ernie Lively
Arnetia Walker
Lee Garlington
Guy Boyd
Neal McDonough ... Sheriff
Ken Jenkins
Adam Wylie ... Charles
RuDee Sade ... Marcy (as RuDee Lipscomb)
Laurie Metcalf ... Casey Johnson
Holly Maples ... FBI Operator
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Uplifting tale about a man who grows a crop of colored balloons.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fazenda dos Balões See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Two great character actors ......Rip Torn.....Roberts Blossom.....
20 December 2008 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Rip Torn and Roberts Blossom shine in "Balloon Farm", a smart fantasy film from "Disney". Intriguing enough for adults and children alike, this colorful movie deals with overcoming hardship by believing in the impossible. Several twists keep the outcome in doubt, and maintain interest. The supporting acting varies from accomplished Richard Riehle, as the store owner, to the overacting Neal McDonough, as the sheriff. Nobody will care, because it is such a feel good film, it holds together no matter what the faults. For something different than the usual animation, I suggest giving "Balloon Farm" a try. Recommended family viewing. - MERK


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