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Back When We Were Grownups (2004)

"Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person." Based on Anne Tyler's novel, the movie centers on Rebecca Davitch, a 53-year-old single ... See full summary »

Director:

Ron Underwood

Writers:

Anne Tyler (novel), Susanna Styron (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blythe Danner ... Rebecca Holmes Davitch
Faye Dunaway ... Tina
Peter Fonda ... Dr. Will Allenby
Jack Palance ... Paul 'Poppy' Davitch
Peter Riegert ... Zeb
Ione Skye ... Minerva "Min" Foo
Betsy Brandt ... Nono
Stacy Edwards ... Biddy
Blake Lindsley ... Patch
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... J.J. Barrow
Nina Foch ... Mrs. Holmes
Anjul Nigam ... Hakim
Cameron Watson ... Barry
Mark Fite ... Jeep
Oded Gross Oded Gross ... Troy
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"Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person." Based on Anne Tyler's novel, the movie centers on Rebecca Davitch, a 53-year-old single mother and grandmother, and the cast of her colorful family around her. Written by Hallmark

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Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person.

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Certificate:

PG
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Trivia

Blythe Danner portrays Rebecca, and her niece, Hillary Danner, portrays Young Rebecca. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Excellent cast, faithful to material
22 November 2004 | by erinobryenSee all my reviews

I read -Back When We Were Grownups- some years ago and I'm a big fan of Ann Tyler's novels. This broadcast was remarkably faithful to the book, and the casting, particularly in the principal roles, was truly inspired. This is what good acting is all about. Especially great to see the wonderful Blythe Danner. Peter Riegert as always brought warmth and subtlety to the role of the brother-in-law. I loved Jack Palance as Poppy, although he's so youthful it was necessary to suspend belief in his portrayal of a 100 year old man! Great set design, too, and subtle retro styling for the memory scenes. I always look forward to the Hallmark Hall of Fame specials for quality drama, great commercials, and beautiful Wagner-like theme music.


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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Back When We Were Grownups (#54.1) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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