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Big Eden (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 18 April 2000 (USA)
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Big Eden is a small, fictional northwestern Montana town.

Director:

Thomas Bezucha

Writer:

Thomas Bezucha
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arye Gross ... Henry Hart
Eric Schweig ... Pike Dexter
Tim DeKay ... Dean Stewart
Louise Fletcher ... Grace Cornwell
George Coe ... Sam Hart
Nan Martin ... Widow Thayer
O'Neal Compton ... Jim Soams
Corinne Bohrer ... Anna Rudolph
Veanne Cox ... Mary Margaret Bishop
Douglas Sebern ... John Cornwell
Parker Livingston Parker Livingston ... Andrew Stewart
Cody Wayne Cody Wayne ... Ben Stewart
Josie Adams ... Becky Rudolph
Mark Twogood Mark Twogood ... Lloyd
Christopher Kendra Christopher Kendra ... Bird
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Storyline

Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood to care for the ailing grandfather who raised him. Back in Big Eden, Henry must come to terms with his relationship to Dean Stewart, his best friend from high School, as well as the object of his unrequited love. All these years Henry has been pining for a dream image of Dean from back then. This is also the story of Pike Dexter, the shy, unassuming Native American owner of the town's general store, who is as surprised as anyone to find himself falling in love with Henry. The people of Big Eden conspire and attempt to bring Henry and Pike together. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Small Miracle

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material | See all certifications »
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Grace Cornwell: Listen, you know what they say when you get lost in the woods? If you stay put, stay in one place and don't wander, they'll find you. And I was just hoping you'd let yourself be found this time. I was hoping you'd let us find you. But you keep wandering and we can't.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Wishes
Written by Lari White and Chuck Cannon
Performed by Lari White
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label Nashville
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I recognize that this isn't real life, but still...
20 August 2004 | by gaelceltSee all my reviews

There were dull, slippery moments, but overall the cast was believable (and especially Pike's dog! Too cute!).

Perhaps it is unrealistic that a whole town is accepting of homosexuality, let alone a rural town in Montana, but it is nice to dream sometimes that, someday, we will see something like that in real life, albeit not now. I've seen too much reality to be fooled by this movie, but it is refreshing to me.

Pike is quiet, shy, and it does get on one's nerves at times, but I see some of myself in him; I am known to be shy and a bit reclusive, but I admit that I am a bit more outgoing than Pike... I think it was really sweet of him to cook for Henry and his grandfather... and not only their relationship, but I'm pleased to see all of the people getting along so well. They're all so eager to please each other. Unrealistic? Yes, but it seems like a paradise, however far removed from reality.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

West Glacier, Montana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,762, 3 June 2001

Gross USA:

$512,451

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$512,451
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Chaiken Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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