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The Californians (2005)

PG | | Drama | 21 October 2005 (USA)
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Caught between Olive's righteousness and Gavin's affection, the idealistic and innocent Zoe must choose between a cause she's grown up supporting, or the affections of a man who stands for everything she believes is wrong.

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Jonathan Parker
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Wyle ... Gavin Ransom
Illeana Douglas ... Olive Ransom
Kate Mara ... Zoe Tripp
Cloris Leachman ... Eileen Boatwright
Joanne Whalley ... Luna
Keith Carradine ... Elton Tripp
Valerie Perrine ... Lenora Tripp
Jane Lynch ... Sybill Platt
Michael Panes ... Marion Pardon
Erika Luckett Erika Luckett ... Mary Ann
Will Marchetti Will Marchetti ... Mayor
Charles Martinet ... City Councilman
Richard Gross ... Contractor
Jarion Monroe ... Architect
Elisabeth Nunziato ... Real Estate Broker
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Storyline

Slick, smug developer Gavin Ransom has a dream: make millions by blanketing the coastal hills of northern California with flamboyant, mini mansions. His sister Olive a raving environmentalist, thinks otherwise, and aims to stop her brother's land gobbling plans. When Zoe Tripp a striking beautiful folk singer, joins Olive's cause, Gavin gets thrown for a loop, falling hard for the striking young woman with the golden voice. Caught between Olive's righteousness and Gavin's affection, the idealistic and innocent Zoe, coached by her parents and a maternal environmentalist must choose between a cause she's grown up supporting, or the affections of a man who stands for everything she believes is wrong. Written by Anonymous

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based on novel | See All (1) »

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All is fair in love and real estate.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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Activist: Gavin Ransom, when will you stop cutting down trees?
Gavin Ransom: When people stop living in houses.
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Remake of The Bostonians (1984) See more »

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The Right Idea
Words and Music by Craig Carothers
Performed by Kate Mara
Copyright (c) 2004 Craig Carothers and Parker Film Company
Used by permission, All rights reserveds
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Generally I view films out of the USA as second class. They all appear to be obsessed with violence, nudity, sex or drugs. None of which I will watch.

This movie had none of those disgusting attributes. While it was a satire that did "take the mickey" out of both sides of an issue, as previously mentioned, it did have an underlying message with meaning (actually meanings).

I found the text enjoyable and easy to listen to. I found the singing by all artists excellent. Notwithstanding other comments, the movie did have a flowing story.

I urge the movie producers of this planet to learn that they can produce quality.


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Language:

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Release Date:

21 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Californians See more »

Filming Locations:

Kentfield, California, USA See more »

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Parker Film Company See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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