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The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (2000)

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A concert pianist marries a Wisconsin farmer. The struggles that comes with that.

Director:

Bradley Wigor

Writers:

Garrison Keillor (novel), Jenny Lind Nilsson (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenne Headly ... Ingrid Green
Tom Irwin ... Norman Green
Madeline Zima ... Rachel Green
Jane Powell ... Delia Ferguson
Richard McMillan Richard McMillan ... Jim Sykes
Roger Dunn ... Mayor Broadbent
Bradley Reid Bradley Reid ... Billy Peterson
Elizabeth Lennie Elizabeth Lennie ... Angie Wyman
Tamara Hope ... Carol Wyman
Lindsay Murrell ... Valerie
Shadia Simmons ... Jenny
Wendy Lyon ... Mrs. Erickson
Marcello Meleca Marcello Meleca ... Todd Gustafson
Gerard Boyd Gerard Boyd ... Mr. Geckle
Tita Griffin Tita Griffin ... Mrs. Dortlund
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Storyline

A concert pianist marries a Wisconsin farmer. The struggles that comes with that.

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Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kisvárosi zenekar See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Madeline Zima, who plays Rachel Green, is the sister of Yvonne Zima, who played Rachel Greene in "ER". See more »

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The narration puts the time as summer, and events put it prior to Labor Day, but in some shots the leaves have already turned. See more »

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Small Town Meets Refined Musicians
29 December 2013 | by rrockwell-3See all my reviews

Not expecting much, I was very surprised by how thoroughly I enjoyed this movie. It moved me so much I think I am writing my first movie review. Perhaps I should confess that I'm an amateur violist living in a small town with a loving family with daughters, so I identified with the situation in this movie. I felt it had an honest, though idealized, feel to it. Admittedly the story was fairly predictable but the acting was superb. The idea of focusing on talented musicians (mother, daughter) trying to fit into a small town isn't a common movie context. The tension between wanting friends yet needing to be yourself leads to risky decisions. Very worthwhile.


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