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Because of Winn-Dixie ()


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A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends.

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Opal
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Preacher
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Gloria
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Otis
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Miss Franny
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Amanda Wilkinson
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Dunlap Dewberry
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Stevie Dewberry
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Sweetie Pie Thomas
Marca Price ...
Mrs. Dewberry
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Mrs. Detweller
B.J. Hopper ...
Mr. Alfred
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Store Manager
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Policeman
William Arthur Pitts ...
Churchgoer 1
Enid Trotiner ...
Churchgoer 2
Charles A. Daigle ...
Churchgoer 3
Clarice H. Gauthreaux ...
Churchgoer 4
Guy G. Gauthreaux ...
Churchgoer 5
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SPCA Officer
Darrell Jupiter ...
SPCA Officer
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Opal's Mom
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Gertrude the Parrott [sic] (voice)
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Luke Burnyeat ...
Shopper (uncredited)
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SPCA Officer (uncredited)
Matthew D. Miller ...
Church Member (uncredited)
Ross Rouillier ...
Shopper (uncredited)

Directed by

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Wayne Wang

Written by

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Kate DiCamillo ... (novel)
 
Joan Singleton ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Trevor Albert ... producer
Becki Cross Trujillo ... co-producer
Micheal Flaherty ... production executive
Joan Singleton ... producer
Ralph S. Singleton ... executive producer (as Ralph Singleton)

Music by

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Rachel Portman

Cinematography by

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Karl Walter Lindenlaub

Film Editing by

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Deirdre Slevin

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Joe Finley ... digital preview colorist
Bruce Goodman ... colorist
Ian Hochberg ... first assistant editor
Brooks Larsen ... assistant editor
Jeff Mee ... post-production coordinator
Jim Passon ... color timer
Nicholas Pellegrin ... editorial production assistant
Renannah Weinstein ... associate editor (as Renannah Weinstein-Seliger)
Lonnie A. Mathes ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Todd Thaler ... (as Todd M. Thaler)

Production Design by

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Donald Graham Burt

Art Direction by

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Monroe Kelly

Set Decoration by

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Marthe Pineau

Costume Design by

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Hope Hanafin

Makeup Department

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Roxanne Ferguson ... hair stylist
Theresa A. Fleming ... additional hair stylist
Allison Gordin ... makeup department head
Betty Hamnac ... hair stylist (as Betty W. Hammac)
Paige Reeves ... key makeup artist
LeDiedra Richard-Baldwin ... makeup artist
Donna Spahn ... hair department head (as Donna Spahn-Jones)

Production Management

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Kathleen M. Courtney ... unit production manager
Alex Schwartz ... production executive
Crystal Weaver ... production supervisor
Patrick Esposito ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Batou Chandler ... second assistant director: second unit
Michael Kang ... second unit director
Eric Richard Lasko ... second assistant director: reshoots
Stephanie Lovell ... second second assistant director
Eddie Micallef ... second assistant director
Ann C. Salzer ... first assistant director: second unit
Glen Trotiner ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Michael Arena ... greens gang boss
Marc Baird ... storyboard artist
Jason C. Bitzer ... art department production assistant
Paul Blanchard ... leadman
Gail Briant ... signwriter/scenic
Kim S. Carey ... set dresser
Cassie Catalanotto ... set dresser
Daniel Coe ... carpenter
Randall S. Coe ... construction coordinator
James Dupuy ... foreman
Everette Eglin ... construction purchaser
Mary Frances Eglin ... art department coordinator
Sara Fanelli ... carpenter
Christina Gulotta ... graphic designer
John Herbert ... paint foreman
Dave Kelsey ... lead scenic
Andree Lago ... muralist
Sidney J. Lambert ... set dresser
Leo Lauricella ... carpenter
Michael S. Martin ... property master
Patrick McGuire ... leadman
Molly Mikula ... set designer
Danny Nick ... set dresser
Jorin Ostroska ... property master: second unit
Raymond Pumilia ... set dresser
Kevin L. Raper ... graphic designer
George Sanchez ... labor
Chuck Stringer ... construction foreman
Marcus Turchi ... carpenter
Bill Walters ... set dresser
David Warburton ... on-set dresser

Sound Department

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Steve C. Aaron ... production sound mixer
C. Douglas Cameron ... boom operator
Jeff Colon ... epk sound recordist
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Rene Defrancesch ... sound utility
Brett Eliason ... sound mixer
Mark Filip ... sound effects editor
Dave Flynch ... foley editor (as Dave B. Flynch)
Lewis Goldstein ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
George A. Lara ... foley supervisor (as George Lara)
Allen Lau ... sound intern
Cate Montana ... adr editor
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Jac Rubenstein ... dialogue editor
Peter Waggoner ... re-recording mixer
David Warzynski ... foley assistant (as Dave Warzynski)
Alex Raspa ... adr mixer: New York (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Kevin Carter ... special effects contact lenses
Bob Cooper ... special effects coordinator (as Robert H. Cooper)
Keith Marbory ... special effects supervisor
David K. Nami ... special effects foreman
Alan Scott ... mechanical effects supervisor: Stan Winston Studio

Visual Effects by

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Dan Ashton ... scanning and recording supervisor: Cinesite Hollywood
Devin Bunje ... systems administrator: Stan Winston Studio
Mark Dick Danger Devlin ... digital compositor
Mitch Goldstrom ... technology consultant: Stan Winston Studio
Dave Jerrard ... digital effects artist: Stan Winston Digital
Gary Laurie ... 3D matchmover: Stan Winston Digital
Bonnie Lemon ... digital producer: Stan Winston Digital
Valerie McMahon ... digital artist
Corinne Pooler ... digital paint supervisor
Jim Rider ... Flame artist
Randall J. Rosa ... visual effects supervisor: Stan Winston Digital
Evan Schiff ... visual effects editor: SW Digital
Gregory S. Scribner ... digital artist
Ziad Seirafi ... compositor: Stan Winston Digital
Monty Phillips ... digital artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Ray Abbott ... stunt double (as Raymond M. Abbott)
Jeff Galpin ... stunt coordinator
Mike Mukatis ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nathan Borck ... electrician
Chip Carey ... lamp operator: additional photography
Loren Corl ... key grip
Larry Cottrill ... electrician
Chris Dame ... remote head technician
Sean Finnegan ... best boy electric
Dan Furst ... video assist operator
Matthew Gaumer ... assistant camera
Tommy Klines ... assistant camera
Dan Kneece ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Jim Leidholdt ... dolly grip
Ian Lynch ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Javier Marcheselli ... electrician
Jerry L. Marshall ... best boy grip
Greg Morse ... 24 frame video
Dino Parks ... camera operator: "b" camera / director of photography: second unit
Dan Riffel ... gaffer
Suzanne Tenner ... still photographer
Newton TerMeer ... gaffer
Steve Van Ness ... electrician
Michael J. Walker ... additional camera operator: second unit
Mark N. Woods ... crane operator: Technocrane
Scott Zuchowski ... electrician

Casting Department

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Aisha Coley ... casting executive
Elizabeth Coulon ... extras casting: re-shoots
Lisa Mae Fincannon ... additional casting
Rita Foung ... casting associate: Los Angeles
Timothee Hammond ... extras casting coordinator
Jonathan Strauss ... casting: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Donna Chance ... key set costumer
Dana Embree ... costumer
Linda Gardar ... costume supervisor
Jennifer Kamrath ... set costumer
Giselle Spence ... seamstress
Barbara Warren ... costumer: Miss Tyson (as Barbara Rudy Warren)

Location Management

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Dana A. Hanby ... location manager
Wise Wolfe ... assistant location manager / location manager: reshoots

Music Department

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Deva Anderson ... music supervisor
Jeff Atmajian ... orchestrator
Celeste Chada ... music licensing
Chris Cozens ... auricle programmer
Joseph S. DeBeasi ... additional music supervisor / music editor
Chris Dibble ... score recordist / scoring mixer
Dave Hage ... music preparation
George Hamer ... orchestral contractor
Lewis Jones ... assistant music engineer: Lansdowne Studios
Adam Kay ... music pre-record recordist / playback music editor / playback music recordist
Mike Knobloch ... music executive
Richard Lancaster ... assistant music programmer: Abbey Road Studios
Nick Mera ... music preparation
Rachel Portman ... orchestrator
Delphine Robertson ... music coordinator
David Snell ... conductor
Danielle Diego ... music executive (uncredited)
Ellen Ginsburg ... music clearance (uncredited)
Rebecca Morellato ... music production executive (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Pamela Alch ... script supervisor
Margery Kimbrough ... script supervisor: second unit

Transportation Department

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Russell Davis ... transportation captain
Tom Moore ... driver
Willie D. Partin ... driver
Buddy Pine ... fuel truck driver
Bill Pitts ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Raymond W. Beal ... animal trainer
Bob Beltz ... advisor / special advisor
Troy Benjamin ... assistant: Trevor Albert
Michelle Brattson ... production coordinator: re-shoots
Stanley Brossette ... publicist
Norma B. Cazenave ... assistant: Miss Tyson
Lisa Cofini ... post production accountant
Jamy Comeaux ... photo double: Jeff Daniels / stand-in: Jeff Daniels
Ellen Diedrich ... assistant: Trevor Albert
Frank Duffy ... set medic (as Frankie Lynch)
Mark Forbes ... head animal trainer
Chris Gibson ... production assistant
Ida Lee Henderson ... production accountant
Michael Hendrickson ... production executive: Fox
Lindsay Jaeger ... assistant: Wayne Wang
Sue Jennings ... production coordinator
Dana S. Jupiter ... assistant: Miss Saint
Ted Kantrow ... caterer
Charles Landers ... additional assistant
John Landers ... craft service
Liz Landers ... craft service
Stephanie Lovell ... assistant: Dave Matthews
Clayton Lyons ... production assistant
April Mackin ... animal trainer
Shane Mahan ... puppeteer (as Shane Patrick Mahan)
Keira Marcus ... first assistant accountant (as Keira March)
June Marshall ... assistant accountant
Matthew D. Miller ... production assistant
Nathan Parker ... production assistant
Matt Paull ... production assistant
Larry Payne ... animal trainer
Erik Proveaux ... chef: reshoots
Tara Radcliffe ... adr loop group
Gwendalane Ramos ... assistant accountant
Anthony Rossi III ... assistant production coordinator
Natasha Sanchez ... office production assistant
Todd Thaler ... acting coach (as Todd M. Thaler)
A. Rachel Tobias ... production secretary
Joel Tokarsky ... payroll accountant
Karla Torres ... assistant: Becki Cross Trujillo
Nicholas Toth ... bear wrangler
Paul Uddo ... production assistant
Helena Walsh ... bear wrangler (as Helena T. Walsh)
Georgianna Whitley ... production assistant
Mark Joseph ... marketing (uncredited)

Thanks

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Riley Kathryn Ellis ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A girl named Opal move to a new home that is a trailer park. She has no friends and her dad is always doing something.Her dad told her to go to Winn Dixie to get some food. When she get there, something is going on. People were chasing something, then she see a dog. The dog was happy, he jumped on the manager, and the manager told his workers to call the pound. Opal did not want the dog to go to the pound, so she said the doog was hers. She named the dog Winn Dixie, the place where she found him. She goes home to ask her dad can she keep the dog. Opal dad lets her keep the dog she make a lot more friends that summer. She almost lost Winn Dixie in a thunderstorm at a party. Opal and Winn Dixie make friends with the kids at her church and old people smart and wise. Opal learns a lesson that you can't hold on to people who does not want to be held on to. Written by kaleb

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Taglines Discover what happens when you go looking for a miracle and a miracle comes looking for you. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Winn-Dixie mon meilleur ami (France)
  • Winn-Dixie - Mein zotteliger Freund (Germany)
  • Mi mejor amigo (Spain)
  • En vän med fyra tassar (Sweden)
  • Το τετράποδο θαύμα (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Budget $14,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $13,218,723, 20 Feb 2005

Did You Know?

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Trivia To make sure both dogs got on well with AnnaSophia Robb, who played Opal, she was brought in early to get acquainted with the dogs and give them treats. By the time shooting started, they considered her a "safe" area. See more »
Goofs Opal's hair changes from straight and flat to styled and blow-dried during the baseball game and party set-up scenes. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Constantine/Son of the Mask/Because of Winn-Dixie/Born Into Brothels (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Opal's Blues See more »
Quotes Amanda Wilkinson: "Hell", is a cuss word.
Miss Franny: Well, war is a cuss word, too.
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