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The Adventures of Ociee Nash (2003)

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In 1898, spirited nine-year-old Ociee Nash lives with her father and brother in rural Mississippi until her father sends her to live with her refined aunt in Asheville, North Carolina.

Director:

Kristen McGary

Writers:

Amy McGary (screenplay), Kristen McGary (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Skyler Day ... Ociee Nash
Woofer Woofer ... Self
Anthony P. Rodriguez Anthony P. Rodriguez ... Gypsy John Leon
Bill Butler Bill Butler ... Ben Nash
Keith Carradine ... Papa George Nash
Charles Nuckols IV Charles Nuckols IV ... Fred Nash
Jill Jane Clements ... Miss June
John Lawhorn John Lawhorn ... Conductor Mr. Charles
Donna Wright Donna Wright ... Nelly Bly
Charles McGary Charles McGary ... Conductor Mr. Louis
Daniel Burnley Daniel Burnley ... President William McKinley
Jamey Propst Jamey Propst ... Mr. Tift the Telegraph Man
Ty Pennington ... Wilbur Wright
Sean Daniels Sean Daniels ... Orville Wright
Tom Key ... Mr. Lynch
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Storyline

For spirited nine-year-old Ociee Nash, nothing could be more exciting than romping through her beloved Mississippi countryside with her brother Ben and her faithful four-legged companion "Woofer." But Ociee's idyllic life is thrown into a tailspin when her Papa realizes that since her mother's death and her own run-in with a mysterious Gypsy, their rough-and-tumble rural farm is not the place for Ociee to be growing up; reluctantly he decides to send Ociee to Asheville, North Carolina, where her Aunt Mamie can teach her to become "a young lady." With a heavy heart, Ociee boards the train bound for her uncertain new life far from the home she's always known. It's not long before Ociee meets an array of interesting (and renowned) characters including the world's pioneering female investigative journalist Nellie Bly, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and even the President of the United States, William McKinley, for whom Ociee inspires a campaign slogan. When Ociee finally arrives in Asheville,... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A classic story of a young girl's spirit that lights up the American landscape...and your heart. See more »


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G
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Trivia

The character of Harry Vanderbilt was based generally on the Vanderbilt family, of which, George Washington Vanderbilt II (the youngest son of the third generation of the family founded by Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt) purchased a large tract of land in Asheville, North Carolina (where the story in this film is largely set) in 1889 to build the largest mansion in the United States, Biltmore, which had it's grand opening celebration on Christmas Eve, 1895. GW Vanderbilt did not have any sons or younger brothers. His only daughter, Cornelia, was not born until 1900. See more »

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Liberty Bell
by John Philip Sousa
Performed by Westwind Brass, WestwindBrass.org
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Entertaining and wholesome kids (and adults) movie
15 December 2004 | by lynn-162See all my reviews

This was a thoroughly enjoyable movie experience. The plot is a little bit thin in places making a few scenes feel a bit contrived, but overall the plot hangs together nicely and moves along at a good pace. The acting is uniformly good, as is the quality of the cinematography. The film is visually lush, more like a big-budget Hollywood production than an indie.

So if you are looking for an entertaining movie that will be enjoyed by younger children and adults alike - you have found it! It doesn't rely on gimmicks, crudeness or "blowing things up" in lieu of a real plot - so it is a throwback to quality children's' movies of yesteryear. The movie's makers are to be rewarded for believing there is still a place for a wholesome movie in an increasingly Bratz kind of world - and there is and this movie proves it.


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Release Date:

13 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le avventure della piccola Ociee Nash See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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CineVita Productions See more »
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