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A Painted House ()


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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... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
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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 (as Sean Jones)
Richard Crowe ...
Mr. Latcher
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Mrs. Darla Latcher
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Libby Latcher
Donna Denley ...
Mrs. Watson
Don Pirl ...
Mr. Watson
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Jimmy Dale
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Stacy Dale
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Jackie Moon
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Percy Latcher (uncredited)
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Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
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Voice (uncredited)
Caroline Scott ...
Town girl (uncredited)
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Man discussing weather (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alfonso Arau

Written by

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Patrick Sheane Duncan ... (teleplay)
 
John Grisham ... (novel)
 
John Grisham ... ()

Produced by

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Cameron Johann ... associate producer
Brent Shields ... co-executive producer
Richard Welsh ... executive producer
Gordon Wolf ... line producer

Music by

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Ruy Folguera

Cinematography by

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Xavier Grobet ... director of photography (as Xavier Perez Grobet)

Film Editing by

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Scott Vickrey

Editorial Department

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Tristan M. Brighty ... assistant editor (as Tristan Brighty)
Scott Ostrowsky ... mastering colorist

Casting By

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Lynn Kressel

Production Design by

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Edward Pisoni

Art Direction by

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Linwood Taylor

Set Decoration by

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Cynthia La Jeunesse ... (as Cynthia M. LaJeunesse)

Costume Design by

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Hope Hanafin

Makeup Department

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Angela Levin ... key makeup artist
Alicia M. Tripi ... department head hair stylist / head hair stylist (as Alicia Tripi)
Michealle Vanderpool ... period hair stylist
Sandy Jo Johnston ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Cathi Ashton Thomas ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Beka Wilson ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Andrea Lapins ... post-production supervisor
Gordon Wolf ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Donald P.H. Eaton ... first assistant director (as Donald Eaton)
Lynn Wegenka ... second assistant director
John R. Saunders ... second second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Thomas Michael Ryan ... general foreman
John Sanders ... property master
Jeffrey Schlatter ... construction coordinator
Dave Kennedy ... painter (uncredited)
Keith Wall ... prop buyer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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John Benson ... supervising sound effects editor
Kevin Patrick Burns ... re-recording mixer (as Kevin Burns)
Itzhak Magal ... production sound mixer
Todd Orr ... re-recording mixer
Ryan Darden ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Matt Dubin ... mixing recordist (uncredited)
Carey Milbradt ... foley mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Russell H. Holt ... special effects technician
Walter Kiesling ... special effects supervisor
Michael Schorr ... special effects coordinator (as Mike Shorr)

Visual Effects by

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Robert D. Bailey ... visual effects supervisor
David Emerson ... optical and digital line-up (uncredited)
Michelle Massie ... visual effects production manager (uncredited)
Chris Zapara ... visual effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Steven Lambert ... stunt coordinator (as Steve Lambert)
Brian Avery ... stunts (uncredited)
Mark De Alessandro ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rob Chidester ... grip
Eddie Evans ... key grip
Mike Moyer ... chief lighting technician
Brian W. Nordheim ... steadicam operator b-camera 1st unit
Steve Anderson ... dolly grip: "a" camera (uncredited)
Henry Cline ... camera operator (uncredited)
Dave Duren ... electrician (uncredited)
Tracy Facelli ... film loader (uncredited)
Lisa Guerriero ... second assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Jeremy Kirkland ... video assistant (uncredited)
Kevin B. May ... electrician (uncredited)
Darryl Wilson ... rigging key grip (uncredited)
Jeff Wolf ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Jo Doster ... location casting
Kathleen Tomasik ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jennifer Jobst ... costume supervisor
Rachel Myers ... costume assistant
Jim Alan Cook ... costumer (uncredited)
Karan Doherty ... costumer (uncredited)
L. Kellie Hicks ... on-set costumer (uncredited)
Alexa M. Stone ... assistant costume designer: Los Angeles (uncredited)

Location Management

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Paul D. Boydston ... location manager (as Paul Boydston)

Music Department

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Gustavo Borner ... music editor / scoring mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Donald Binder ... driver
Monte Emery ... picture car department
Shane Summers ... transportation coordinator
Tom Moore ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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Wayne Damore ... script supervisor
Gregory Gray ... production secretary
Carol Kravetz ... production coordinator
Wendy Price ... production accountant
Brian Deas ... stand-in (uncredited)
Melissa Elliott ... title designer (uncredited)
William Blake Hudson ... medic (uncredited)
Johanna Klingenberger ... payroll master (uncredited)
Kim McCray ... production assistant (uncredited)
Carlos Moreno Jr. ... voice looping (uncredited)
Joel T. Rose ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jarin Rossiter ... production office assistant (uncredited)
Jason Speck ... production team (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Desperate Times, hard truths, unexpected dangers. One extraordinary summer will change a young boy and his family...forever. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame: A Painted House (#52.3) (United States)
  • John Grisham's A Painted House (United States)
  • A festett ház (Hungary)
  • Det målade huset (Sweden)
  • Vammeno me aima (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Trivia The town scenes were filmed in Lepanto, Arkansas, 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951). See more »
Quotes Tally Spruill: [after taking a bath in the lake] You saw me, didn't you Luke?
Luke Chandler: Yes
Tally Spruill: That's Ok, I'm not mad.
Luke Chandler: You're Not?
Tally Spruill: No.
Luke Chandler: I guess it's only natural, you know... for boys to look at girls
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