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The Trip to Bountiful (2014)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 8 March 2014
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Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie, and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Wilson

Writers:

Horton Foote (based on his play), Horton Foote (teleplay)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cicely Tyson ... Mrs. Watts
Vanessa Williams ... Jessie Mae Watts
Blair Underwood ... Ludie Watts
Keke Palmer ... Thelma
Arthur French Arthur French ... Roy
Clancy Brown ... Sheriff
Pat Bowie ... Neighbor
Devon Abner ... Ticket Agent
Curtis Billings Curtis Billings ... Bus Terminal Announcer
Gene Mack Gene Mack ... Radio DJ
Sandy Kellerman ... Walla Perfomer
Karen Glave ... Walla Perfomer
Elle Downs ... Walla Perfomer
Mark Taylor Mark Taylor ... Walla Perfomer
Danny Waugh Danny Waugh ... Walla Perfomer
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Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie, and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma, a young woman traveling home. When Ludie and Jessie Mae discover she is gone, they call in law enforcement to help, but Mrs. Watts is one step ahead of them and convinces the local sheriff to help her on her journey home to Bountiful. Written by Lifetime Television

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Trivia

Cicely Tyson also played Blaire Underwoods mother in Mama Flora's Family. See more »

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At 34 minutes into the film, Mrs. Watts (Geraldine Page) walks from the Train Station to the Bus Depot. As she passes the last of several period correct standing cars, a reflection in the windows expose a string of parked modern vehicles. See more »

Connections

Version of The Trip to Bountiful (1953) See more »

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NOT TO BE CONFUSED with "race to freedom"
1 July 2019 | by davyd-02237See all my reviews

Hence, in part, why I have only given 4 stars....sadly, we got this film and not the story of 4 guys running away....this one is about an elderly lady trying to get to the place she was born. she lives with her understanding son and his (in my opinion) ghastly wife who seems to be quite greedy on all levels. This film isn't entertainment in my view and I was left disappointed. I wont spoil it for you as to what the lady sees when she gets to where she going, thanks to some kind hearted folk


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bountiful'a Yolculuk See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Ostar Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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