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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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Cast

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 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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TV-PG
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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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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 »

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Trip To Bountiful

Excellent Play and Movie. I saw and enjoyed both. I liked this movie as well as the play because the story brought back memories of growing up in the south. The memories of growing up in big houses with mothers and fathers as well as grandparents are cherished. As an adult, the longing to go back to where one grew up and to relive those wonderful moments is portrayed so well by Ms. Cicely Tyson. When Blair Underwood said to Ms. Tyson, "I should have brought you back here sooner" when he found out that her friend had died, reminded me of how precious our older parents, and grandparent's are in our lives.

Performances by the actors and actresses are phenomenal.! This will go down as a classic. I could watch it over and over with a box of tissues nearby.


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