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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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Drama | Romance

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

Jack Perkins: I hear Alice lives in the shed?
Ada Guthrie: What of it? She's a damn sight safer out there where she hardly sees him than in there within his reach.
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beautiful movie
12 May 1999 | by rachelb-2See all my reviews

I would watch this movie everyday if i could! It is a totally wonderful story! William McNamara, Reese Witherspoon and Patricia Arquette did an excellent job! The love that develops between Sammy and Alice is so beautiful! I only wish that there would be a sequel something to add to this already wonderful movie!


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