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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Jim Soams: There's so few nice surprises in life. Seems to me that it'd be kind of a shame to squander one of them, don't ya think?
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Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Take Me in Your Arms (And Hold Me)
Written by Cindy Walker
Performed by Railroad Earth with Carol Fox-Prescott
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Opposite of "distasteful"
27 March 2003 | by beafanSee all my reviews

After a female friend of mine recommended this film to me, I rented "Big Eden" last evening and thoroughly enjoyed it. Contrary to another review of this film on this website, there is nothing "distasteful" about the 2 (only 2) brief scenes in which men kiss. Anyone who finds that distasteful is obviously missing the point of the film. As a gay man, I don't find myself overly bothered by the endless displays of affection between straight people that is displayed in almost every mainstream Hollywood picture.

"Big Eden" is all about finding your place in life, and recognizing the love that is given to you by the people in your life. Kindness seems to be everywhere in the film as well, such as Widow Thayer and her efforts to introduce Henry to women (and, later, men), Pike's culinary pursuits, and just about everyone else.

If you're looking for a film that leaves you with a good feeling about the world, check out "Big Eden".


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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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