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Annie's Point (2005)

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Richard Eason is flat-out filling his late father's shoes as CEO of an east Coast real estate developing company, so he can't spend nearly as much time with mother Annie and daughter Ella ... See full summary »

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Michael Switzer

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Mike Leonardo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty White ... Annie Eason
Richard Thomas ... Richard Eason
Amy Davidson ... Ella Eason
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Louise Tette
Robert F. Lyons ... Jack Backis
John Dybdahl John Dybdahl ... Patrick Weller
Diane Robin ... Brenda Treger
Karl T. Wright ... Dr. Meldon
Rebecca Klingler ... Coffee Shop Owner (as Rebecca Klinger)
Rebecca Lowman ... Margaret
Maximillian Kesmodel Maximillian Kesmodel ... Sam (as Max Kesmodel)
Robert Peters ... Waylon
Frances Bay ... Older Woman
Jim Meech Jim Meech ... Mr. Langelos
Jay Underwood ... Policeman
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Richard Eason is flat-out filling his late father's shoes as CEO of an east Coast real estate developing company, so he can't spend nearly as much time with mother Annie and daughter Ella as they would like. Annie is dead-set on visiting a place in California where she and her late husband hoped to build their dream house and convinces Ella, who wants to drop out of school and aspires a singing career, to drive along. Ill-prepared but tempestuously stubborn, they embark on an adventurous road trip, where Ella meets hunky waiter Scott Tardy. Learning Annie needs surgery soon, Richard gives chase. Written by KGF Vissers

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Life takes a detour.

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Hallmark Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annie Csúcsa See more »

Filming Locations:

Primm, Nevada, USA See more »

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Color | Color (Fujicolor)
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Trivia

A portrait of Allen Ludden and a picture of Allen Ludden and Betty White can be seen in this movie. The late Allen Ludden, better known as the host for _"Password' (1961)_', was Betty White's husband. See more »

Goofs

Annie said her coin was a Gold Liberty, but it is actually a St. Gauden's. See more »

Quotes

Richard Eason: Let me speak to Ella.
Annie Eason: She's not here.
Richard Eason: Where is she?
Annie Eason: She's getting... a tattoo of a big dragon on her back.
Richard Eason: She would never do that.
Annie Eason: And I'm getting a skull and crossbones on my butt!
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References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

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Annie's Point Comes to a Fork Road **1/2
25 October 2007 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Annie (Bette White) wants to disperse her husband's ashes at a locale in California that they had named Annie's Point. Annie needs a bypass immediately and she wants to send out the ashes on her 50th wedding anniversary.

The plot is seemingly ridiculous and White recruits her song-loving granddaughter to accompany her on this cross country trip. The film has shades of Geraldine Page's "The Trip to Bountiful." Problem is that it isn't half as good.

With the kerchief tied around her head, White looks like an elderly Russian babushka (grandmother.) If you need a bypass, you don't go running around the country. Take it from me.

Richard Thomas plays Annie's son. He has inherited the business and tries to be a work, work, work sort of guy. He is also a widower.

The film centers on the adventures of Annie and granddaughter. She affectionately calls her Ella-bear.

There is a scene when the two land in jail for trespassing and a nostalgic meeting with Annie's brother. The latter, 20 years younger than Annie, has not seen his sister in nearly 30 years.

We've seen so much of this material before handled a lot better.


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