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Wildflower (1991)

An abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children.

Director:

Diane Keaton

Writers:

Sara Flanigan (book), Sara Flanigan (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Jack Perkins
Susan Blakely ... Ada Guthrie
William McNamara ... Sammy Perkins
Reese Witherspoon ... Ellie Perkins
Patricia Arquette ... Alice Guthrie
Norman Max Maxwell Norman Max Maxwell ... Ormand Guthrie
Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Bessie Morgan
Richard K. Olsen ... Doc Murphy
Allison Smith Allison Smith ... Lisa Mae
Heather Lynch ... Bertha
Rob Priester Rob Priester ... David Butler (as Robert Priester)
Randy Williams Randy Williams ... Cletus
Rick Warner Rick Warner ... Minister
Charles McLawhorn Charles McLawhorn ... Mayor
E. Michael Hewett ... Ike (as Edward Michael Hewett)
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Storyline

One day Sammy and his younger sister Ellie happen upon a cabin where Alice, a young, partially deaf girl with epilepsy is being kept by her abusive stepfather. The three soon become friends and hope to get Alice an education and help her escape from the torture she undergoes daily. However, Alice's stepfather soon finds out about the friendship Alice has struck up and punishes her brutally. This story of friendship and youth shows that everyone is human and deserves to be treated so, no matter their disability or weakness. Written by David Rush

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wildflower See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Television debut of Reese Witherspoon. See more »

Quotes

Alice Guthrie: I don't care, if everybody in the whole world laughs at my twestion marks and my commies.
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21 August 2000 | by renaldo and claraSee all my reviews

This is the first movie I'd ever seen Reese Witherspoon in. She convincingly played a cute and curious little girl, which compelled me to see her future projects.

I was only about 11 or 12 when I saw this film on TV. I watched it several times, though, because my mom taped it. I didn't quite understand WHY I liked the movie so much, except that the actors all have great chemistry. Though I must've felt it then, I was too young to realize the deeply sensual and subtle eroticism the plot rested on. It is also nonetheless a very heartfelt and coming-of-age film.


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