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Foxfire (1987)

Annie Nations and her husband Hector loved their life together in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but when Hector dies, Annie has to decide if she can handle the wilderness on her own.

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Jud Taylor

Writers:

Susan Cooper (adaptation), Susan Cooper (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jessica Tandy ... Annie Nations
Hume Cronyn ... Hector Nations
John Denver ... Dillard Nations
Gary Grubbs ... Prince
Harriet Hall Harriet Hall ... Holly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joshua Bryson Joshua Bryson ... Heckie
Leith Eaton Leith Eaton ... Young Widow
Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Madge Burton
Tony Trischka Tony Trischka ... Banjo
Jenny Whitter Jenny Whitter ... Becky
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Storyline

Fierce but aging widow Annie Nations lives alone on her farm. Unable to let go of the past -- she sometimes visits with the ghost of her husband -- Annie gets pulled into a very current battle with a real estate developer looking to buy her land. Annie also needs to help her son, Dillard, a country singer struggling to raise his two daughters on his own. As Annie deals with these pressures, she begins to reflect on her long life on the farm. Written by Jwelch5742

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Foxfire (#37.2) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jessica Tandy won the 1983 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for "Foxfire" and recreated the role in this filmed production. See more »

Quotes

Holly: She's lived here all her life and this ain't such a bad place to die.
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Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Dear Lord
Lyrics by Susan Cooper & Hume Cronyn
Music by Jon Brielle
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Brilliant
23 June 2005 | by llan-3See all my reviews

So, it's B-Grade and low budget... and? This is my favourite film of all time: it's emotional, it's very clever with flashback integration, and it's a reflection on different lives. Country people are as solid as the characters portrayed them, and 80 years ago, people lived and loved as the two main characters did. I am thoroughly annoyed I can't get it on DVD, I've worn out 3 video tapes now. Anyone who hasn't seen it needs to... if you have a heart anyhow. John Denver was so young when they made this, his talent has left us. He sings in this film, music I've not heard before and can't get from anywhere, but is a touching representation of life and love... Jessica Tandy and Hume are no longer with us either, and their real life love and true devotion shines through in the film and through their characters, making it easy to see just how much they loved each other.


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