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Come Away Home (2005)

PG | | Drama, Family | 29 April 2005 (USA)
A friendship develops when 12-year-old Annie is coerced to stay with her Grandpa Donald.

Director:

Doug McKeon

Writers:

Stephen Zakman (story) (as Stephen M. Zakman), Robert D. Slane (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jordan-Claire Green ... Annie Lamm
Macey Cruthird ... Holly
Kris Crevani Kris Crevani ... Teacher
Will Denton ... Jason (as William Goldweit-Denton)
Jimmy Walsh Jimmy Walsh ... Doug (as James M. Walsh)
Lea Thompson ... Carol Lamm
Thomas Gibson ... Gary Lamm
Paul Dooley ... Grandpa Donald Brooks
Martin Mull ... Barney Green
Doug McKeon ... Woodsy Warner
Gregg Russell Gregg Russell ... Bearded Man / Gregg Russell
Kristen Renton ... Ashley Green
Jean Meyers Jean Meyers ... Woman Collecting Shells
Asher Monroe ... Chris (as Asher Book)
Sal Catalano ... Lance Shoals
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Storyline

Twelve-year-old Annie Lamm's first day of summer break quickly turns into a disaster. She realizes that her parents have not only decided to fly her to Hilton Head Island during their second honeymoon, but they also plan to coerce her to spend half her summer with her 76-year-old Grandpa Donald whom she hardly even knows. The place where Annie is staying, Grandpa's "beautiful house right by the beach", turns out to be a dilapidated and neglected dwelling filled with stored newspapers and dust covered knickknacks. Nothing edible is in the fridge, and only big-band and Perry Como records sit by his prehistoric stereo. Annie's summer plans of parties and boys are dashed in an instant -- Grandpa's house has no TV, no computer, and a swimming pool half-full of brown, brackish water with turtles living in it. His life consists of napping, doing crosswords and spending time with an old, codger named Barney with whom he trades endless tall tales. Annie is miserable! She calls her best friend,... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Sometimes you have to leave home to find your family

Genres:

Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Din nou acasa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$72,810

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,810
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Doug McKeon: the nature show host who appears (with Spanish overdubbing) when Annie turns on Grandpa Donald's black and white television. He is credited as "Woodsy Warner" in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

While Donald, Barney and Annie are riding in Donald's Buick, the transmission lever is clearly in the "park" position. See more »

Quotes

Barney: Anyone up for a game of Rummy?
Carol: Where the hell have you two been?
Barney: ...Or maybe Solitaire.
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great family movie
30 May 2005 | by shelbell44See all my reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed seeing this film as a family, which is a rare thing in this day and age. The actors are perfectly cast and the story reveals such a believable scenario that anyone can relate to their own lives. There is so often little to no respect shown from younger generations to the older ones that I thought it was a perfect "life lesson" that should be seen more often. We all had some chuckles and fought back the tears in certain scenes, and would recommend it highly to anyone as a feel good movie!!!

We as a family have never been to Hilton Head, but know many people from the Pittsburgh area that are regulars. I think it would be especially fun for them to see the area on screen and enjoy the music of the great singer-Gregg Russell. I have taken my great uncle-90 years old- to see this movie and he also enjoyed it thoroughly.


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