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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 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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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 »

Company Credits

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Good Baby,Kardana Films See more »
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Color
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Lovely and understated
26 January 2001 | by sarazarrSee all my reviews

What another reviewer called lack of character development, I call understatement. The movie didn't bash one over the head with overexplanation or unnecessary backstory. Yes, there were many untold stories that we only got a glimpse of, but this was primarily a one-day snapshot into an event that catalyzed change in all of the characters' lives. Henry Thomas's performance was a really lovely study in the power of acting that focuses on reaction rather than action. Good rental.


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