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Author: Mario Cecchi GoriVittorio Cecchi GoriSilvio BerlusconiEdward KhmaraJonathan SangerAll authors
Publisher: United States : [Miramax Films, 1993], ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drama is triggered by the fatal plunge of an archeologist off a site in Mexico, leaving Ruth Matthews ... a widow. Returning to the U.S. with her son and daughter, Ruth soon has to deal with the fact that little Sally ... isn't speaking anymore. Instead, [Sally] emits almost deafening, rhythmic shouts when anything seems amiss to her and begins to do weird things, such as fearlessly walking in a rooftop rain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Features
Drama
Folklore Drama
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Cecchi Gori; Vittorio Cecchi Gori; Silvio Berlusconi; Edward Khmara; Jonathan Sanger; Gianni Nunnari; Dale Pollock; Lianne Halfon; Wolfgang Glattes; Michael Lessac; Robert Litz; Kathleen Turner; Tommy Lee Jones; Park Overall; Shiloh Strong; Asha Menina; Esther Rolle; Michael Horse; Anne Pitoniak; Jacqueline Cassel; Joaquín Martínez; Julie Weiss; James Horner; Walter Murch; Peter Larkin; Victor Hammer; Charley Beal; Jeff Goodwin; Michelle Johnson; Greg Hull; Laurel Ladevich; Jim Henrikson; Joe Rand; John Neufeld; Penta Pictures.; A & M Films.; Miramax Films.; Penta Entertainment Limited A.V.V.; Pentamerica Communications, Inc.; LIVE Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0784002029 9780784002025
OCLC Number: 83825615
Notes: Distributor and distribution date supplied from: Internet movie database, August 15, 2001.
"This film mixed and recorded in a THX Sound System Theater. Dolby stereo in selected theatres. Filmed with Panavision cameras and lenses."
Playing time on release was 107 min., according to: Variety review, February 15, 1993.
"No. 31575, Motion Picture Association of America."
Copyright: PentAmerica Communications, Inc., Penta Entertainment, Ltd., A.V.V. DCR 1992; PUB 25Jun98; REG 15Nov98; PA675-652. Copyright notice on videocassette: c1992, Penta Entertainment Limited A.V.V. and Pentamerica Communications, Inc.
Credits: Casting by Mali Finn. Costumes designed by Julie Weiss. Music composed by James Horner. Edited by Walter Murch. Production designer, Peter Larkin. Director of photography, Victor Hammer. Unit production manager, Wolfgang Glattes; first assistant director, Tony Gittelson; second assistant director, Michael Decasper. Stunt coordinator, Michael Adams; stunt players, Cris Thomas Palomino, Debbie Lee Carrington, Cheryl Shittier Dixon, Jeff Ramsey, Vince Deadrick, Jr.; art directior, Charley Beal; set decorator, Leslie E. Rollins; ... sound mixer, Thomas Brandau, C.A.S.; ... makeup supervisor, Jeff Goodwin; Miss Turner's makeup, Julie Hewett; key hair stylist, Michelle Johnson; Miss Turner's hair, Frances Mathias; wardrobe supervisor, Karen Rivera; ... special effects coordinator, Greg Hull; assistant special effects, Will Purcell; ... Mexico unit ... art director, José Luis Aguilar; ... supervising sound editor, Laurel Ladevich; ... sound designers, Randy Thom, Pat Jackson; ... music scoring mixer, Shawn Murphy; supervising music editor, Jim Henrikson; music editor, Joe E. Rand; orchestrations, John Neufeld.
Cast: Kathleen Turner (Ruth Matthews). Tommy Lee Jones (Jake Beerlander). Park Overall (Lillian Huber). Shiloh Strong (Michael Matthews). Asha Menina (Sally Matthews). Esther Rolle (Adelle). Michael Horse (Stoker), Anne Pitoniak (judge). Jacqueline Cassel (Joey's mother), Joaquín Martínez (Selord). John Henderson (Bart Huber); Craig Fuller (Ray Huber); Rick Marshall (Frank Stearson); Reuben Valiquette Murray (Reuben); Emily Russell (Emily); Joseph Michael Sipe, Jr. (Joey); Yvette Thor (Melissa); Connie Mashburn (teacher); Samuel David Miller (Samuel); Michael McDaniel (Michael); Robert W. Lyon (Robert); LuChera Huntley (LuChera); Issac J. Banks (Isaac); Eric Coble (Eric); John Bennes (taxi driver); Nick Searcy (construction driver); Lloyd Barcroft (construction worker).
Event notes: Locations include North Carolina, Comalcalco Archaeological Site, Mexico, and Onolotan, State of Tabasco, Mexico.
Other Titles: House of cards (Motion picture : 1993)
Responsibility: a Penta Pictures production ; in association with A & M Films ; Mario & Vittorio Cecchi Gori and Silvio Berlusconi present ; associate producer, Ed Khmara ; co-producer, Jonathan Sanger ; executive producer, Vittorio Cecchi Gori ; co-executive producer, Gianni Nunnari ; produced by Dale Pollock and Lianne Halfon and Wolfgang Glattes ; screenplay by Michael Lessac ; story by Michael Lessac & Robert Jay Litz ; directed by Michael Lessac.

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"Drama is triggered by the fatal plunge of an archeologist off a site in Mexico, leaving Ruth Matthews ... a widow. Returning to the U.S. with her son and daughter, Ruth soon has to deal with the fact that little Sally ... isn't speaking anymore. Instead, [Sally] emits almost deafening, rhythmic shouts when anything seems amiss to her and begins to do weird things, such as fearlessly walking in a rooftop rain gutter, catching a speeding baseball with her bare hand and building an extraordinary tower of cards in her room. Child psychiatrist Jake Beerlander ... wants to get his hands on this mysterious 6-year-old, whom he believes exhibits classic autistic symptoms, but Turner goes into heavy denial, arguing that Sally is just going through a phase. But, little by little, she sees that her daughter has entered a world of her own and undertake[s] a major effort to bring her out of it"--Variety review, February 15, 1993.

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