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Southern Heart (1999)

Collin is destined to get a top management position in his family's mining company. He gets a company assignment to buy a piece of land for mining. To avoid causing bad feelings with the ... See full summary »

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Peter DeLuise
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Credited cast:
Jason Horgan Jason Horgan ... Daniel Dougherty
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Adams Ron Adams ... Gene Murphy
Jeffrey G. Bullock Jeffrey G. Bullock ... Boy 2 in wheelchair / boy 2 at tree
Leeland B. Bullock Leeland B. Bullock ... Boy in Wheelchair / boy at tree
Emily Carpenter Emily Carpenter ... Christy
Matthew Croxton Matthew Croxton ... Camper #1
Peter DeLuise ... Collin Jacobs
Victoria Galen ... Veronica Waters
Danny Gilroy Danny Gilroy ... Bucky Pearl
Jamie Hendrix Collins ... Tommy Owen
Kim Kendall ... Camp Counselor (as Kim Kuykendall)
Larry Mize Larry Mize ... Ben Owen
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Collin is destined to get a top management position in his family's mining company. He gets a company assignment to buy a piece of land for mining. To avoid causing bad feelings with the town community, the plans are kept a secret. The longer Collin stays in the little town, the more he likes the town and in particular one woman, Tommy. He now has to choose between his work and his heart. Written by Edwin Ros <edwin.ros@nl.pwcglobal.com>

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alabama | independent film | See All (2) »

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Comedy | Romance | Family

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G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

The Isaac Group, L.L.C.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Mentone, Alabama, USA

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The Isaac Group LLC See more »
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Color
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Long Long Time
Written by Thom Rayne
Performed by Thom Rayne
Used by permission of Big Umbrella Music, ASCAP
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Nothing but Love!
13 August 1999 | by shmojoSee all my reviews

While I enjoyed Southern Heart immensely, I couldn't help but feeling there was something missing. Yes, there was the beautiful Alabama backdrop with every color of every leaf dripping onto the screen and yes, there were heartfelt, honest performances enough to make you want to follow these characters' stories well after the end of the movie, but there just was something nagging me.

I know it wasn't Tommy (Jamie Hendrix Collins) with her feisty soul that melts you when you look into her eyes. I'm pretty sure it wasn't Collin (Peter DeLuise) who commands the screen as he's torn between his heart and his family. Was it the fact that Christy (Emily Carpenter) was so sweet and charming as Tommy's best friend that I'm simply not thinking clearly? No, that's not it.

I would've liked more Bucky Pearl. That's it. Danny Gilroy's supporting work gave the film the lighthearted spark that brought a smile when needed. It wasn't contrived humor, like a funny face, or silly speaking voice that gave Bucky presence, it was the honesty of a guy who knows what he wants and only knows one way to get it.

Southern Heart is a testament that independent movies don't have to be edgy, dark, angst-filled trips into dismal depths of humanity. They just have to be good. This is a story worth telling by people who obviously loved telling it. Above all, it is a story worth seeing.


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