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Growing the Big One (2010)

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A radio talk-show host inherits her grandpa's pumpkin farm. When she loses her job, she's forced to take over the farm and host a new 'green' program. To keep the farm and pay off the mortgage, she hopes to win the pumpkin growing contest.


Mark Griffiths


Diane A. Mettler (teleplay), Anna Sandor (teleplay) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannen Doherty ... Emma Silver
Kavan Smith ... Seth Cullen
Aaron Pearl ... Bobby Ellis
April Telek ... Marie Burns
Stephanie Belding ... Betty Winslow
Keith MacKechnie ... Russell Winslow
Ralph Alderman Ralph Alderman ... Hank Moffat
Alf Humphreys ... Sheriff Quinn (as Alfred E. Humphries)
Dolores Drake ... Carol Moffat
Eric Keenleyside ... Mayor Kyle Finster
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Kate Rinaldi-Rogers
John Stewart ... Jeff Burns
Garry Chalk ... Edward Miles
John Kramer John Kramer ... Pumpkin King
John Hainsworth John Hainsworth ... Father Nick


Seattle radio talk-show host Emma Silver inherits grandpa Walt's pumpkin farm in Valleyville. She didn't plan to respect his last will, which was to run the farm, but loses her job and is forced to accept hosting a new 'green' program. In order to keep it, she must pay off a $75,000 mortgage. To that end, she hopes to win the pumpkin growing contest using grandpa's winning seed line and cultivation log. Neighbor Seth Cullen, the town's handyman (and actually a Stanford engineering graduate), has a hard time convincing her they need to team up. Written by KGF Vissers

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Performed by Stephanie Belding, April Telek, Dolores Drake & Shannen Doherty
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Just Cute - Nice time waster
24 October 2010 | by redjenngerSee all my reviews

Shannon Doherty is radio host Emma Silver who has inherited Grandpa Silver's farm - and it's mortgage. She moves into the farm house in the little country town and begins to sort out "what's next for Emma," meets the townsfolk and learns about the Giant Pumpkin raising contest. Romantic lead Kavan Smith (Seth)shows up PDQ. Handsome Stanford Grad Seth runs a fix-it shop and decided Emma's heart could use his kind of fixing.Plus, he wants to help her raise the prize-winning punkin:) Typical fish-out-of water jokes though the women of the town who take Doherty's character under their collective wing have some funny moments. If someone other than Shannon Doherty like Carla Guigino or another younger/more vulnerable actor had played Emma it would probably have been better. Shannon is just too long in the tooth for a role like this. As good as she was in Charmed she just doesn't play damsel in distress very well.

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23 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Amor na Terra da Abóbora See more »

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