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Carry Me Home (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 13 December 2004
A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Jace Alexander

Writer:

Christopher Fay
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penelope Ann Miller ... Harriet
Kevin Anderson ... Charlie
David Alan Basche ... Bernard
Ashley Rose ... Carrie
Jane Alexander ... Mrs. Gortimer
Leo Burmester ... Grizzle
Nicholas Braun ... Zeke
Harrison Chad Harrison Chad ... Brian
Catrina Ganey Catrina Ganey ... Hattie
Dajon Matthews Dajon Matthews ... Lijah (as Dajon Matthews-Roach)
Richard Fay Richard Fay ... Simon
Ashley Greiner Ashley Greiner ... Young Carrie
James Patrick Huggins James Patrick Huggins ... Carrie's Father
George Hughes George Hughes ... Sedan Driver
Jack Cahill Jack Cahill ... Sedan Passenger
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A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have their own clubhouse. Carrie and her friends make mischief and taunt their mentally challenged neighbor Charlie by stealing one of his puppies. Harriet meets a man named Bernard and begin a courtship, but Carrie is furious that her mother is dating Bernard and wants it to stop. The jealousy and anger of Carrie raises to a fever pitch when Carrie and her friends destroy their neighbor Mr. Grizzle's garden and pour sugar into his tractor. Grizzle then takes Charlie's other puppies away from him and then Grizzle's barn is destroyed by fire. Carrie learns it's time for her to grow up and make amends with her mother and her neighbors for the grief and pain she caused them.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some violent content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Innocent Secrets See more »

Filming Locations:

Marlboro, New Jersey, USA

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Color
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Some Unfinished and Weak Writing Dampens this tale!
9 June 2011 | by SylSee all my reviews

I love Jane Alexander but she was truly underused in this film. Penelope Ann Miller is great as the grieving war widow, Harriet. Kevin Anderson shines as Charlie, the mentally challenged farmhand who lives like an animal and is abused by old man Grissel played very well by veteran actor Leo Burmeister. They all live in Marlboro, New York in farm country away from the city. Tomboy Carrie Ann and her younger brother Brian are friends with Zeke and Elijah, two neighborhood boys. They have a club which berates and abuses Charlie's character most of all. Everybody but Harriet treats him with abuse even the kids. Despite it all, I felt the kids didn't learn their lesson about it in this film. I wished that this film provided a better lesson regarding bullying and the consequences of it all. Without spoiling the plot, Kevin Anderson is completely unrecognizable in this performance which is a compliment to him. He really shines as Charlie though. I felt the ending was a bit off and that's it without giving away. Some viewers might find this movie to be a useful example about bullying people and how devastating consequences can be if nobody speaks up in the first place.


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