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The Adventures of Ociee Nash (2003)

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The Adventures of Ociee Nash tells the story of nine year old Ociee Nash in the year 1898 who is sent from her father and brothers in rural Mississippi 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 overview, first billed only:
Skyler Day ... Ociee Nash
Woofer Woofer ... Himself
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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For the young, 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 the death of Ociee's mother, and Ociee's run-in with a mysterious Gypsy, the rough and tumble world of their rural farm is not the place for Ociee to be growing up. Reluctantly, Papa decides it is time to send Ociee to Asheville, N.C., 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. Once on her way, 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... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Based on the heartwarming novel "A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street" See more »


Certificate:

G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Color
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Ociee Nash was an actual person, the grandmother of author Milam McGraw Propst, who penned the novel "A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street" from which the screenplay was drawn. The real Ociee Nash was born in 1889 and was 9 years old in 1898 - the year in which the film is set, and the age of the on-screen title character. See more »

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by John Philip Sousa
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This movie was refreshing.
23 February 2004 | by mickdebySee all my reviews

While this was not a high tech movie, it was very refreshing to enjoy a family story in which the children were not crass and rude, the father was not an idiot, and the mother was not a wise-cracking woman constantly making a fool out of Dad while remaining always in confused deference to the last word spoken by the children. Thanks to the creators of this movie for giving us something different for family fare! We will recommend the movie, and we'll watch it again. We are from Chattanooga, so it was especially fun for us to see the parts of the film made here in our city, and in nearby Atlanta.


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