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PG | | Drama | 11 September 1998 (USA)
10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans ... See full summary »

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10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans for leaving and she finally does so together with her childlike (mentally ill) friend Ricky. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some emotional moments | See all certifications »

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$19,162 (USA) (11 September 1998)

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$33,556 (USA) (18 September 1998)
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Evan Rachel Wood's movie debut. See more »

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Harriet's legs change position from shot to shot when she's coloring on the floor. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Harriet: My mother lived in one world. I was always looking for another.
Harriet: Once I tried to squeeze down a rabbit hole.
[fire department arriving]
Harriet: Then I tried digging all the way to China.
[sparks fly]
Harriet: That's when I learned a mysterious electric force protected the center of the Earth. Then I tried to make the carpet from the front hall fly me to Persia.
Harriet: I always wish for the same two things, which are really only one thing. I want something magical to happen to me. And I wanted my mother to ...
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El Lobo (The Wolf)
Written by Sol Lake and Harry Green
Performed by Herb Alpert
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By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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1 April 2001 | by (Glen Ellyn, Il) – See all my reviews

Awesome movie, people. Not the best, but awesome. I saw this movie a while ago so I'll have to rely on what I remember. This movie had a wonderful story. It was very moving, for me, in the way that it showed great character depth. In other words, it showed people as they are, and gave you another perspective on how people see the world and the people who live on it. It showed why people act they way they do, and what you can do to help people. I don't see how anyone, after watching a movie like this one, could not be moved, possibly enough to reach out to someone and help them.


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