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"Tallahatchie Bridge": With those two simple words, the powerful images of a lost innocence, a murky river and a mysterious suicide spring to mind. Scorning the demands of her overbearing ... See full summary »

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Kelly Reichardt

Writers:

Herman Raucher (novel), Kelly Reichardt (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Heather Gottlieb Heather Gottlieb ... Bobbie Lee
Kevin Poole Kevin Poole ... Billy Joe
Jon Wurster Jon Wurster ... James
Jim Wiley Jim Wiley ... Reverend Hartley
Bonnie Johnson ... Mrs. Hartley
Bill Mooney Bill Mooney ... Father McGuire
Matt Neal Matt Neal ... Fair Guy
Martin Baucom Martin Baucom ... Rude Passerby
Michelle J. Moore Michelle J. Moore ... Billie Joe's Mom
Terry Bisson Terry Bisson ... Narrator (voice)
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"Tallahatchie Bridge": With those two simple words, the powerful images of a lost innocence, a murky river and a mysterious suicide spring to mind. Scorning the demands of her overbearing family, Bobbie Lee Hartley and Billy Joe McAllister meet at their usual Choctaw Ridge trysting place and attempt to consumate their forbidden love. Using the storied love of Bobbie Lee and Billy Joe as its crucial metaphor, ODE attempts to reconcile modern moralites with a tradition-bound faith, and asks whether it's possible to commit a sin against a religion that won't even have you as a member. Written by Anonymous

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The second film written and directed by Kelly Reichardt after River of Grass (1994). See more »

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Remake of Ode to Billy Joe (1976) See more »

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

9 June 1999 (USA) See more »

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