Children On Their Birthdays Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Children On Their Birthdays the Movie

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Based on a short story by Truman Capote and set in small Medda, Alabama in 1947, which is where 13-year-old Billy Bob Murphy (Pichler) lives with his widowed mother Elinore (Lee). His best bud is Preacher (Plemons) but the two are soon vying for the affections of the new girl in town--Lilly Jane Bobbit (Raymonde). Meanwhile, romance is in the air for Elinore and sheriff/mechanic Speedy (McDonald) to Billy Bob's dismay. And there's even more excitement over the shady dealings of smooth-talking Lionel Quince (Arnold).

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Artisan Entertainment, 2700 Colorado Ave., Ste. 200, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Phone: (310)449-9200, Fax: (310)255-3730, URL: http://www.artisanent.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 102 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Books to Film: Truman Capote, Period Piece: 1940s, American South, Childhood Buddies, Small-Town Sheriffs, Scams, Stings & Cons, Widows & Widowers, Southern Belles, Adapted from a Story
Screenplay
Douglas J. Sloan
Cast
Joe Pichler, Jesse Plemons, Sheryl Lee, Tania Raymonde, Phyllis Frelich, Christopher McDonald, Tom Arnold
Cinematography
Steven Shaw
Director
Mark Medoff
Music
James D. Hinton, Ross Vannelli

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