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The Ponder Heart (2001)

Unrated | | Drama | TV Movie 15 October 2001
Uncle Daniel Ponder moves to give away his fortune, while his niece, Edna Earle, tries to tighten the reins on Daniel's generosity. After Daniel marries teenager Bonnie Dee Peacock, her ... See full summary »

Director:

Martha Coolidge

Writers:

Gail Gilchriest, Eudora Welty (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter MacNicol ... Uncle Daniel
JoBeth Williams ... Edna Earle Ponder
Angela Bettis ... Bonnie Dee Peacock
Boyce Holleman Boyce Holleman ... Grandpa Ponder
Jenifer Lewis ... Narcissa Wingfield
Victor Slezak ... Ovid Springer
Brent Spiner ... Dorris Grabney
Lenny von Dohlen ... DeYancey Clanahan
Joanne Baron ... Miss Teacake Magee
Tracey Needham ... Elsie Fleming
B.J. Hopper B.J. Hopper ... Judge Waite
Shari Schneider Shari Schneider ... Eloise
Nathaniel Lee Jr. ... Talmadge
James Michael Bailey James Michael Bailey ... Mr. Peacock
Judy Garwood Judy Garwood ... Mrs. Peacock
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Storyline

Uncle Daniel Ponder moves to give away his fortune, while his niece, Edna Earle, tries to tighten the reins on Daniel's generosity. After Daniel marries teenager Bonnie Dee Peacock, her death leads to Daniel's trial for murder. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ponder Heart - Liebe mit Folgen See more »

Filming Locations:

Canton, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Alt Films See more »
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Color:

Color
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The original Broadway production of "The Ponder Heart" by Gail Gilchriest opened at the Music Box Theater in New York on February 16, 1956 and ran for 149 performances. The Gail Gilchriest stage play was the basis for this filmed production. See more »

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A wonderful feel-good movie!!
23 June 2004 | by brandilyn878See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie set in a small town where everybody knows everybody else's business, and in the middle of it all is Uncle Daniel Ponder. Daniel Ponder is perhaps the most sweet and generous man you will ever come across, willing to give his possessions to make other happy, for that makes him happy as well. His niece does all she can to keep the family together, before Daniel gives it all away. This movie is cute and exceptionally funny just where it needs to be, it's lighthearted, and at the same time mesmerizing. Peter MacNicol gives such a wonderful performance, and that sweet southern voice is to die for!! Being a fan of Mr. MacNicol, this is one film that is NOT to be missed.


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