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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The final concert scene was filmed over three nights and featured more than 1,500 extras. 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

Grandpa Donald: ...So Kennedy comes aboard the ship. He turns to me and says, "Officer, I need a guide." There I was, showing the future President around...
Barney: Was this before or after you single-handedly foiled the bank robbery?
Grandpa Donald: Way before. The bank robbery was in '78.
Barney: Right, right. I've heard that one in my sleep.
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Connections

Spoofs History of the World: Part I (1981) See more »

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Fun Family Film!
30 May 2005 | by ashnkatSee all my reviews

My family migrates to Hilton Head Island, the setting for Come Away Home, every summer. My kids were very excited to see Come Away Home because their favorite entertainer, Gregg Russell stars in the film. My kids (ages 3, 9, and 11) loved this movie!!! It kept their attention from start to finish. We all enjoyed seeing Hilton Head landmarks on the big screen and the actors were perfectly cast. It was nice to see Leah Thompson on the big screen again. My kids have seen "Back to the Future" a million times and they recognized Leah right away. Overall, we all enjoyed this family movie and we will buy it when it comes out on DVD. Our family gives this movie 10 stars!!!


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