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Anya's Bell (1999)

A blind woman (Della Reese) who collects bells and never leaves the house suddenly finds herself alone when her mother dies. Then a neighbor 12 year old boy (Mason Gamble), who others term ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom McLoughlin

Writer:

David Alexander
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Della Reese ... Anya Herpick
Mason Gamble ... Scott Rhymes
Tom Cavanagh ... Patrick Birmingham
Nancy McLoughlin Nancy McLoughlin ... Lila
Kelly Rowan ... Jeanne Rhymes
Mary Parker Williams Mary Parker Williams ... Miss Jenkins
Clayton Taylor Clayton Taylor ... Billy
Hamilton Lucas Hamilton Lucas ... Rich
Curley Green Curley Green ... Preacher
Steve Anderson Steve Anderson ... Mr. Halstrom
Robert E. Hartenberger Robert E. Hartenberger ... Mr. Taft (as Bob Eric Hart)
Elizabeth Thornell Elizabeth Thornell ... Trudy Mullnucks
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Bernard Jay Bernard ... Clarence
Mary Bishop Mary Bishop ... Woman
Carleton Bluford ... Herby (as Carlton Bluford)
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Storyline

A blind woman (Della Reese) who collects bells and never leaves the house suddenly finds herself alone when her mother dies. Then a neighbor 12 year old boy (Mason Gamble), who others term as slow, becomes her friend. Together they both make new discoveries, the main one being that the boy suffers from dyslexia - a condition that none of his teachers or parents have discovered. The boy aids the older woman in learning to use a walking cane, so she can become mobile and better take care of herself. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Drama

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The Best family film I have seen this year
10 September 2000 | by kevin_gilsonSee all my reviews

One of those rare feel good films, no action, no swearing, no sex, just a family movie that tackles two subjects together in a film for the first time. The chemistry and interaction between Della Reese, and Mason Gamble is first class, and I challenge anyone to resist shedding a tear in the last 10 minutes.

Della has a long resume, and her gift as an actress allows her to pull off a difficult role, which shows how the world can hold so much fear for someone without sight. Young Mason has a future ahead of him in films, if he keeps his feet on the ground through his teens, and continues to put in performances as good as this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anyan kellot See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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