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A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.

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Alex Lewis ...
Terrell Wilkins
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Murray Silver
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Jefferson Cash
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Buster Bidwell
Eliot Asinof ...
Silent Sam
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Reggie Perry
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Desiree Perry
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Marly Temple
Amanda Wing ...
Krissy
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Jack Meadows
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Greg
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Lester
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Earl Pinkney
Kyle Meenan ...
Dick Yordan
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Francine Pinkney
Jon Coen ...
Officer Bryce
James Brower ...
Park Employee
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Dr. Elton Lloyd
Barbara Young ...
Mrs. Pierce
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Eunice Stokes
Rand D. Burns ...
Dub
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Lyle Shiflett
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Billy Trucks
Rhynell Brumfield ...
Quarles
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Todd Northrup
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Buyer
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Buyer #2
Vi Bennett ...
Chairwoman
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Scotty Duval
Patricia Clay ...
Judge
Karen Garrett ...
Social Worker
Laird Stuart ...
Prosecutor
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Loretta
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Flash Phillips
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Furman Temple
Debra Bracey ...
Nurse Gwen
Brooks Anne Hayes ...
Rosellen
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Steve Tregaskis
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Delia Temple
Joey Griffin ...
Smoot
John Morrissey ...
Boy
Ashley Brumby ...
April
Jay Smith ...
Underhill
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Olney
Sharon Culpepper ...
Church Soloist
Charles Albert Jr. ...
Reverend Sutcliff
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Tourist Man
Maureen Preuss ...
Tourist Woman
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Man who almost got hit by a golf ball (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Sayles

Written by

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John Sayles ... (written by)

Produced by

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Maggie Renzi ... producer
Nancy Schafer ... associate producer

Music by

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Mason Daring

Cinematography by

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Patrick Cady ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John Sayles

Editorial Department

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Terry Hager ... color timer (as Terry Haggar)
Brian Hawkins ... post-production assistant
Mo Henry ... negative cutter: D. Bassett & Associates
Brian Loatman ... editing production assistant
Chris McCaleb ... editing production assistant
Mario Ontal ... assistant editor
Plummy Tucker ... associate editor

Casting By

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John Hubbard
Ros Hubbard

Production Design by

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Mark Ricker

Art Direction by

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Shawn Carroll

Set Decoration by

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Carol Silverman

Costume Design by

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Mayes C. Rubeo

Makeup Department

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Roy Bryson ... hair stylist (as Roy C. Bryson Jr.)
Diane Maurno ... makeup artist
Ron Scott ... additional assistant hair stylist
Kym Williams ... wigs: Ms. Bassett
Christine Wostak ... additional assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Sarah Connors ... post-production supervisor
Margo Myers ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Brian Moon ... second assistant director
John Powditch ... first assistant director
Larry Zience ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Rodney Armanino ... construction coordinator
William Armstrong ... scenic foreman
Jeremy L. Balon ... art department assistant
Will Brantley ... set dresser / swing
Michael Calabrese ... leadman
Baird Caswell ... construction grip
Henry Dando ... set dresser / swing
Stephen P. Durante ... assistant leadman (as Steve Durante)
Emily Gaunt ... charge scenic
Wilson Huff ... scenic
Dean F. Janik ... scenic
Kevin Long ... assistant property master
Geri Lynn Peterson ... prop production assistant (as Gerilynn Peterson)
Jeremy Alan Read ... set dresser (as Jeremy Read) / swing (as Jeremy Read)
Bobby Richardson ... set dresser / swing
Philip Schneider ... prop master (as Phil Schneider)
Mara A. Spear ... on-set dresser

Sound Department

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Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Robert Fernandez ... sound re-recording engineer
Chris Fielder ... assistant sound editor
Sean Huff ... assistant sound editor
Judy Karp ... sound mixer
Thomas Kodros ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
George A. Lara ... foley engineer (as George Lara)
Hal Levinsohn ... adr editor
Jaime Reyes ... boom operator
Fred Rosenberg ... dialogue editor / supervising sound editor
Steven Visscher ... foley editor (as Steve Vischer)
Allan Zaleski ... sound effects editor
Ruth Hernandez ... sound assistant (uncredited)

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John J. Budion ... visual effects artist
Bruce Cardozo ... optical supervisor
Kevin O'Neill ... additional visual effects
Dan Schmit ... visual effects supervisor
Casey Conroy ... visual effects producer: Ring of Fire (uncredited)
John Myers ... visual effects executive producer: Ring of Fire (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ben Bardin ... key grip
Stuart Bicknell ... electrician (as Stuart J. Bicknell)
Frank Boone ... grip
Aryn Chapman ... second assistant camera
Larry Gianneschi IV ... camera loader: "b" camera
Will Harrison ... grip
Albert Hood ... electrician
Tom Hunt ... grip
Edward Knott III ... dolly grip (as Edward J. Knott III)
Paul Krumper ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Laug ... video assist operator
Jason Maresch ... grip
John McAleer ... camera operator
Mark McDevitt ... camera loader
Jack Nealy ... electrician (as Jack R. Nealy)
Ken Palladino ... electrician
Kate Phelan ... gaffer
Jonas Steadman ... first assistant camera
D. Stevens ... still photographer (as D Stevens)
Grab Szenas ... electrician
Marc Wostak ... best boy electric
Matthew Zeyn ... best boy grip
Bruce Hazen ... rigging gaffer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Amy E. Jordan ... casting intern
Nicole M. Koenig ... casting assistant
Dinaz Stafford ... extras casting / local casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lynette Bernay ... costume supervisor
Janet Cote-Merow ... costume intern
Jeannie Flynn ... assistant to costume designer (as Jeannie Ione Flynn)
Nubia ... seamstress
Susan Salzano ... key set costumer
Thom Heyer ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Kent Dufault ... location assistant
Tom Fallon ... assistant location manager
Sam Tedesco ... location manager

Music Department

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Martin Brody ... orchestrator (as Marty Brody)
Sato Knudsen ... musician: cello
Ronan Lefkowitz ... musician: violin
Duke Levine ... musician: guitars
Ronald Lowry ... musician: cello
Haldan Martinson ... musician: violin
Dave Mattacks ... musician: drums
Vera Meyer ... musician: glass harmonica
Patrick Mullins ... music editor
Billy Novick ... orchestrator
Mike Rivard ... musician: bass
Dave Shacter ... music score mixer / score recordist
Jeanie Stahl ... vocalist
Tom West ... musician: organ and piano

Transportation Department

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Rick Ambrose ... driver
Don Baer ... transportation captain
Jon Bergholz ... transportation coordinator
Keith N. Collis ... driver (as Keith Collis)
Mitch Harbeson ... picture car coordinator
Craig M. Hofstrand ... driver (as Craig Hofstrand)
Randall Johns ... driver
Steve Oliver ... driver
Gordon Owenby ... driver
Rickey Sholar ... driver
Timothy Stephens ... driver
Gaspare F. Trupiano ... driver

Other crew

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Marcus Barben ... catering assistant: Location Catering Services (as Markus Barben)
Bruce Bisbey ... office production assistant (as Bruce B. Bisbey)
Arle Bordas ... set production assistant
Suzanne Ceresko ... office manager: New York
Sharon Culpepper ... production secretary
Mary Cybulski ... script supervisor
John B. Finn ... post-production accountant (as John Finn)
Glenn E. Holmes Jr. ... set production assistant
Ted Kantrow ... caterer: Location Catering Services
Jeffrey Leonard ... director: Lexington MA Marching Band
Khalilah Liptrot ... set production assistant
M.J. Magbanua ... production coordinator
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
James G. Miller ... chef: Location Catering Services
Chris Ranung ... key craft service (as Christen Ranung)
Mel Sandvik ... payroll accountant
Shari Sontag ... production accountant
Susan Stone ... clearance coordinator
Jason Terito ... catering assistant: Location Catering Services
Elizabeth Verghese ... post-production accountant
Simi Wein ... assistant production coordinator
Andrea F. Cannistraci ... production legal (uncredited)
Rafael Jenes ... dailies supervisor (uncredited)
Christopher Scott ... staff assistant (uncredited)
Ithiell Yisrael ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Bill Nisselson ... special thanks: for his help to all of us through the years
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Real estate developers descend upon a sleepy coastal Florida community with the promise of big money and bigger changes. Torn between honoring family obligations and the lure of quick cash, the locals greet the outsiders with a wildly mixed reception. Marly Temple is eager to give in and sell the family business to start over her life. As caretaker of her father's motel and cafe, she has grown resentful of missed opportunities. However, she finds a glimmer of hope in a tentative romance with a visiting landscape architect. Desiree Perry left town many years ago to escape a scandal and make a name for herself as an actress. Reluctantly returning home, she finds her strong willed mother unwilling to let go of the past. Written by Susan C. Mitchell

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Taglines Greetings from... Sunshine State. Take a vacation with John Sayles. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Land des Sonnenscheins - Sunshine State (Germany)
  • La tierra prometida (Spain)
  • Iliolousti politeia (Greece)
  • Солнечный штат (Russia)
  • Zemlja Sunca (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 141 min
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Budget $5,600,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $93,072, 23 Jun 2002

Did You Know?

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Trivia On shooting location, a road was being blocked and a couple of patrons could not get to a bar across the street until the crew was done shooting that particular scene. While in the middle of filming a scene, one man furious with waiting runs across the scene and moons the camera, eventually succeeding to the bar safely. See more »
Goofs Early in the film when Francine is talking with one of the developers, they pass a sign in the foreground that says "Amelia Island", the filming location, instead of the film's fictional location, Plantation Island. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Makin' Believe See more »
Quotes Marly Temple: The important thing is to keep that smile on your face, even when you're drowning.
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