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The Giving Tree (2000)

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Nine former schoolmates are invited to a cabin for a reunion, but their hostess commits suicide. They all try to find out the reason why.

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Cameron Thor

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Tiffany Salerno (story), Tim Puntillo (story) (as Timothy Puntillo) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Applegate ... Emily
Justin Lazard ... T.J.
Johnathon Schaech ... James
Moon Unit Zappa ... Alex (as Moon Zappa)
Molly Ringwald ... Penelope
Tiffany Salerno Tiffany Salerno ... Zoey
Leslie Horan ... Sara
Kate Luyben ... Vanilla / Paula
James C. Victor ... Jules
Brad Harrison Brad Harrison ... Harrison
Stephen Lisk Stephen Lisk ... Zack
Paul Gleason ... Mr. Forrester
Judee Morton Judee Morton ... Mrs. Forrester (as Judith Fraser)
Joel West ... Kyle
Alan Marshall Alan Marshall ... Tate
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Storyline

Nine former schoolmates, staying at a secluded mountain cabin for a reunion, try to figure out why one of their friends and their hostess would invite them there and commit suicide which prompts them to look into the mysterious and dark past of their 10th friend. Written by matt-282

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Taglines:

Best Friends, Dark Secrets

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, sexuality, a scene of sexual assault and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brutal Truth See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When the guests go into the house for the first time...there is a bandage on Molly Ringwald's foot as she heads up the stairs. Inside the house...when the piano is uncovered...no bandage is present. See more »

Soundtracks

Two Pins And A Screw
Written by Cat Jackson, David Young, and Barry Coffing
Published by Prepare to Swallow the Worm, Freehand Music and Barry Coffing Music, (BMI)
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A Really Good Drama
21 March 2000 | by grampa-3See all my reviews

Christina Applegate Stars in a Drama about a group of friends that meet up after 10 years of high school. And deadly secerts come back to haunt them. I give this movie 5 stars ***** And the movie has 3 different titles to it. The first one is (The Giving Tree) the second one is (Shaded Places) the third one is the video title and it is called (The Brutal Truth).


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