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The Californians (2005)

PG | | Drama | 21 October 2005 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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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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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kaliforniaiak 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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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 Californians
(Title Song)
Performed by Craig Carothers
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Bostonians and Californians
22 May 2006 | by jotix100See all my reviews

One has to wonder how did Henry James novel "The Bostonians" inspired Jonathan Parker into re-telling it using themes of ecology, greed and love in the Californian landscape of Marin County. The basic problem with the film is that it throws a lot of ideas around, but eventually none of them come to be realized.

The idea that a young woman, Zoe, the daughter of progressive parents that are into the environment and that falls for the greedy developer, Gavin,is something that doesn't pan well. The same goes for Olive, the sister of Gavin who is opposed to all his big plans to create a gated community where multi-million dollar homes are going to built.

The only interesting thing in the film is the cast that Mr. Parker attracted. Noah Wyle, Ileana Douglas, Kate Mora, Joanne Whalley, Keith Carradine, Cloris Leachman, and Valerie Perrine, are among the players of this satirical film that doesn't live to its premise.


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