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Cavedweller (2004)

A traumatic event sends a musician (Sedgwick) back to her hometown in an effort to reunite with the daughters she abandoned. To do so, she must confront her abusive ex-husband (Quinn), from whom she fled years ago.

Director:

Lisa Cholodenko

Writers:

Dorothy Allison (novel), Anne Meredith (screenplay)
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2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyra Sedgwick ... Delia Byrd
Aidan Quinn ... Clint Windsor
Sherilyn Fenn ... M.T.
Jill Scott ... Rosemary
Regan Arnold Regan Arnold ... Cissy Pritchard
Vanessa Zima ... Amanda Windsor
Jackie Burroughs ... Grandma Windsor
April Mullen ... Dede
Dan Lett ... Reverend Hillman
Myron Natwick ... Granddaddy Byrd
Kevin Bacon ... Randall Pritchard
Anne Holloway Anne Holloway ... Mrs. Crane
Mat Langford Mat Langford ... Lester
Jon Langford Jon Langford ... Herman (as Jonathan Langford)
Barry Walsh Barry Walsh ... Pete
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Storyline

After rock musician Randall Pritchard's fatal car accident, his wife and band mate Delia Byrd drags their unwilling daughter Cissy from his California home to her own, a Georgia backwater. There they move in with Delia's hard-handed first partner, now terminal Clint Windsor, how she left with their daughters Amanda and Dede, who are now summoned to the 'reassembled' family. Clint's ma completes the messy picture. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2011 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

I dokimasia tis kyrias Byrd See more »

Filming Locations:

Cayuga, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick also appeared in Lemon Sky (1988), Pyrates (1991), Murder in the First (1995), The Woodsman (2004), and Loverboy (2005). See more »

Connections

Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Best That I Can
Written by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Productions
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A film really worth watching
24 October 2004 | by windsprintSee all my reviews

I watched the Cavedweller at first after channel surfing with mild interest.

Soon the plot captured my attention and became riveting. As a former victim of severe domestic violence (ex now in prison for molesting our son as well) I know what a struggle this woman overcame for the love of her daughters. Like her I had to come to the realization that I would have been killed by my ex husband, as well as my only child if I had stayed and had no other family or support to run to. I commend this character's courage and only wonder if I would have done the same. As the movie essay says the performance of the female cast is very powerful, but I must include that Aiden Quinn also did a spectacular job in this, portraying someone completely against his normal characters. Well Done!


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