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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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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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Trivia

Doug McKeon: the nature show host who appears (with Spanish overdubbing) when Annie turns on Grandpa Donald's black and white television. He is credited as "Woodsy Warner" in the end credits. 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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Crazy Credits

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Connections

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A wonderful film. Beautifully written, acted and directed.
17 August 2005 | by clarkdianaSee all my reviews

A wonderful family film. Beautifully written, acted and directed. The story was touching without being the least bit sappy. I am amazed by what can be done what a small amount of money and a great deal of talent. In an era of "over the top", big budget movies with little substance, this movie was a breadth of fresh air. The two main characters, Grandpa Donald played by Paul Dooley and Annie played by Jordan-Claire Green were particularly good. You got to know these people during the course of the film came to like them and were rooting for them to prevail. This was a truly delightful movie which I thoroughly enjoyed.


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Release Date:

29 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$72,810

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,810
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