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The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 9 May 1999
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A ninety-one-year-old carpenter (Sidney Poitier), who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.

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Gregg Champion
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Sidney Poitier ... Noah Dearborn
Dianne Wiest ... Sarah McClellan
Mary-Louise Parker ... Dr. Valerie Crane
George Newbern ... Christian Nelson
Roxzane T. Mims ... Noah's Mother
Afemo Omilami ... Noah's Father
Bernie Casey ... Silas
James Thomas Lee Knight ... 8-year-old Noah
Christopher Ryan Dunn Christopher Ryan Dunn ... 10-year-old Noah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frances Bay ... Mrs. Lewis
John Bedford Lloyd ... Robert Murphy
Donna Biscoe ... Nurse
Sharon Blackwood ... Gretchen
Von Coulter Von Coulter ... Petrini
Tommy Cresswell ... Dr. Hartman
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Sitting on 35 acres of Georgia land coveted by a shopping mall developer, 90+years-old Noah Dearborn is untainted by modern life. He's never heard of the Beatles, and his only interest is his woodworking, in which he excels. The girlfriend of one of the developers is a psychologist, and is asked to evaluate Noah for a possible move to have him declared incompetent. But she soon falls under his spell of a simple life and becomes his ally in his fight to keep his land. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Drama

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Leben ist was Wunderbares See more »

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Production Co:

Trimark Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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most wonderful laid back movie in the world
21 February 2001 | by pickngrinSee all my reviews

I run a small video store in North Carolina. I had never heard of this movie until we got it on VHS. I decided it looked like a nice film so I watched it. I have seen it 15 times since then. Everyone I recommend it to either calls or leaves a note to tell me how much they LOVED this movie. So go to your local video store and rent it. Stop by the store and get some wine or hot cocoa, put on the most comfortable clothes you own and kick back and enjoy this movie.


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