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A Painted House (2003)

A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Eli 'Pappy' Chandler
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Kathleen Chandler
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Jesse Chandler
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Gran Chandler
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Luke Chandler
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Tally Spruill
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Mr. Spruill
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Hank Spruill
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Stick Peters
Luis Garcia ...
Cowboy (as Luis Esteban Garcia)
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Miguel
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Mrs. Spruill
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Trot Spruill (as Luke Eberl)
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Bo Spruill
Richard Crowe ...
Mr. Latcher
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A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming season, the boy learns that his challenges guide him in discovering who he really is. Written by Anonymous

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Desperate Times, hard truths, unexpected dangers. One extraordinary summer will change a young boy and his family...forever.

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Drama | Family

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PG | See all certifications »
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27 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: A Painted House (#52.3)  »

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The town scenes were filmed in Lepanto, AR and many residents of the city served as extras in the movies. See more »

Goofs

When the soda fountain worker give the customer a fountain drink, the seltzer from the spigot comes out brown. Seltzer is clear. All fountain drinks, including Coca Cola, required a squirt of flavored syrup then the cup was held under the fountain spigot. The clerk would push the handle back for a pressurized squirt to mix the clear seltzer and syrup then would pull the handle forward to fill the glass. See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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It didn't make it.
28 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Basically the movie consisted of a few highlighted clips from the book. It failed to get across the essence of the book. In particular the sense of family and the desire and ability to help others regardless of economic status.

As I remember, hair was cut a lot shorter in 1952.

I'm sorry I watched the move as it destroyed the good memories that I had from the book.


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