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A Good Baby (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 December 2000 (USA)
A young inbred loner wandering the back roads of North Carolina comes across an abandoned baby. He immediately starts seeking the baby's parents, but starts developing a bond with the child... See full summary »

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Katherine Dieckmann (screenplay), Leon Rooke (story)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Thomas ... Raymond Toker
David Strathairn ... Truman Lester
Cara Seymour ... Josephine Priddy
Danny Nelson Danny Nelson ... Hindmarch
Jayne Morgan ... Sarah
Allison Glenn Allison Glenn ... Sister
Jerry Foster Jerry Foster ... Trout
Elijah Christopher Perry Elijah Christopher Perry ... Wallace (as Jerry Rushing)
Emilie Jacobs ... Lena
Hannah Grady Hannah Grady ... Baby
Danny Vinson ... Cal
Lance Holland Lance Holland ... Man Fixing Truck
Bob Post Bob Post ... Man Fixing Truck
Palma Kauppert Palma Kauppert ... Woman Shaking Rug
April Chapman April Chapman ... Farm Woman
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A young inbred loner wandering the back roads of North Carolina comes across an abandoned baby. He immediately starts seeking the baby's parents, but starts developing a bond with the child that explores his own isolated roots. In true bad guy fashion, a traveling salesman appears and truths about the baby's origin start to unravel. But little did they know it was a trap. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To angeloudi See more »

Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Good Baby,Kardana Films See more »
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A Good Film
18 May 2007 | by amgeleynseSee all my reviews

I just finished watching this film and found it very enjoyable. It is a quiet, little film that doesn't overwhelm you with special effects or "big" performances. It simply takes you into the lives of the people living in a small hamlet in the backwoods of North Carolina.

Henry Thomas gives a good performance as Raymond Toker, a young loner who finds a baby abandoned in the woods. Toker's search for the baby's parents takes him on a journey that will have a profound impact on his life. David Srathairn plays Truman Lester, a slimy conman with an ulterior motive. And David plays the bad guy to perfection.

There is much more to this film than first meets the eye. Filmed on location in North Carolina and with a wonderful sound track of traditional music, it is worth watching.


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