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Nickel Mountain (1984)

| Drama | 1984 (USA)
Henry Soames owns a rural diner, and has befriended Willard Freud and Callie Wells. One day Willard and Callie get the news that Callie is pregnant, and Willard splits. Henry takes in ... See full summary »

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Drew Denbaum

Writers:

Drew Denbaum, John Gardner (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Cole ... Henry Soames
Heather Langenkamp ... Callie Wells
Patrick Cassidy ... Willard Freund
Brian Kerwin ... George
Grace Zabriskie ... Ellie Wells
Don Beddoe ... Doc Cathey
Ed Lauter ... W.D. Freund
Cotter Smith ... Trucker
E.J. André ... Kuzitski
Harry Northup ... Frank (as Harry Northrup)
Julia Montgomery ... Delivery Nurse (as Julie Montgomery)
Richard Young ... Jeff Freund
David Young David Young ... Mark Freund
Liz Sheridan ... Reception Nurse
Peter Hobbs ... Dr. Costard
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Storyline

Henry Soames owns a rural diner, and has befriended Willard Freud and Callie Wells. One day Willard and Callie get the news that Callie is pregnant, and Willard splits. Henry takes in Callie, and helps her through the pregnancy. They fall in love and get married. All is going well until Willard is back from the road and wants the baby. Written by Aaron Alper <jalper@ix.netcom.com>

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Love Is Found In The Most Surprising Of Places.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Milosc w górach See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Film debut of Cotter Smith. See more »

Quotes

Callie Wells: [Callie has hitch hiked with a trucker to go to Indiana and just finished having a conversation about where she was going and what she was doing] Looks like a Cock pit in here.
Trucker: You like it?
Callie Wells: Excuse me?
Callie Wells: [The trucker then puts the moves on Callie] No, that's okay.
Trucker: Look don't give me that.
Callie Wells: What?
Trucker: [In a sort of high toned voice] Look don't give me that, I hate kids.
Callie Wells: [In a firm voice] Look, I am not a kid.
Trucker: [With a smile] I can see that you're not.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Wes Craven's New Nightmare (2018) See more »

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Give it a miss.
3 July 2010 | by jetanSee all my reviews

Inept adaptation of the John Gardner novel and a tremendous disappointment for John Gardner's fans. The film captures none of the beauty of the story and descends into the very cheapest of melodramas. The completely sympathetic character of Willard becomes a mouth-breathing villain and the gentle, pensive, shy Henry Soames is portrayed as something of a jealous lunatic and rather prone to violence in the bargain. Heather Lagenkampf is fine, however, though the script gives her very little to work with. The movie is adequately shot but is never inventive. In short, the movie is a long hard slog to watch and at no point repays the viewer's efforts.


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