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Foxfire (1987)

Annie Nations and her husband Hector loved their life together in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but when Hector dies, Annie has to decide if she can handle the wilderness on her own.

Director:

Jud Taylor

Writers:

Susan Cooper (adaptation), Susan Cooper (play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jessica Tandy ... Annie Nations
Hume Cronyn ... Hector Nations
John Denver ... Dillard Nations
Gary Grubbs ... Prince
Harriet Hall Harriet Hall ... Holly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joshua Bryson Joshua Bryson ... Heckie
Leith Eaton Leith Eaton ... Young Widow
Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Madge Burton
Tony Trischka Tony Trischka ... Banjo
Jenny Whitter Jenny Whitter ... Becky
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Storyline

Fierce but aging widow Annie Nations lives alone on her farm. Unable to let go of the past -- she sometimes visits with the ghost of her husband -- Annie gets pulled into a very current battle with a real estate developer looking to buy her land. Annie also needs to help her son, Dillard, a country singer struggling to raise his two daughters on his own. As Annie deals with these pressures, she begins to reflect on her long life on the farm. Written by Jwelch5742

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Foxfire (#37.2) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jessica Tandy won the 1983 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for "Foxfire" and recreated the role in this filmed production. See more »

Quotes

Annie Nations: Hector honey, the Lord forgive me, but sometimes I get a little tired of what the Bible says.
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Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Dear Lord
Lyrics by Susan Cooper & Hume Cronyn
Music by Jon Brielle
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The best movie about Appalachia I have seen.
6 September 2001 | by DirtroadieSee all my reviews

It would be hard to imagine how a movie could better capture the essence of Appalachia. Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy simply nail their parts, and no doubt the fact that they were married in real life helped. Hume Cronyn also wrote the script, and a nearly perfect script it is. All in all, it couldn't be more realistic, heartwarming and sad. And I should know, because I have strong ties with Appalachia and I lived there for a while as a kid. I knew real life equivalents to every character in this movie. Maybe those without my background won't see it, but I consider this movie to be a masterpiece of American culture.


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