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A Home of Our Own (1993)

The story begins in Los Angeles when Frances Lacey (Kathy Bates) takes her six children and drives north to find a home of their own away from the bad influences of the big city.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathy Bates ... Frances Lacey
Edward Furlong ... Shayne Lacey
Clarissa Lassig Clarissa Lassig ... Lynn Lacey
Sarah Schaub Sarah Schaub ... Faye Lacey
Miles Feulner Miles Feulner ... Murray Lacey
Amy Sakasitz ... Annie Lacey
T.J. Lowther ... Craig Lacey
Soon-Tek Oh ... Mr. Munimura
Tony Campisi Tony Campisi ... Norman
David Jensen David Jensen ... Mr. Hilliard (as Dave Jensen)
H.E.D. Redford H.E.D. Redford ... Mr. King
Melvin Ward Melvin Ward ... Father Tomlin
Michael Flynn ... Mr. Wolters
Donré Sampson ... Gas Station Attendant (as Don Ré Sampson)
Frank Gerrish ... Mr. Whitman


The story begins in Los Angeles when Frances Lacey (Kathy Bates) takes her six children and drives north to find a home of their own away from the bad influences of the big city. Written by Linda Palladino

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They had nothing... and tried to find their dream


Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and violence in a family drama | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A mi házunk See more »

Filming Locations:

Heber City, Utah, USA See more »


Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$808,428, 7 November 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Narrator: When you're really really poor, everything you see is something you can't have.
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I lived it!
27 August 2004 | by yogasuzSee all my reviews

I know a lot of folks talked about this movie being so heartwrenching, and at time a tear jerker, but this movie is as close to my childhood as I can imagine. We weren't quite as poor, but I really grew up in a half-finished house and we were pretty tight on money. We never finished our house, but my mom sent three kids to damn good colleges and private schools while supporting us on a teacher's salary.

And Kathy Bates nailed it just right. I think that this movie portrays a lot of things about people who are struggling to get by, and it does it in a way that is very evenly balanced. I mean, her character is mostly sympathetic, but she shuts people out too. She's proud to a fault. She wants so much to do it all on her own, that she doesn't seem to realize just how much help she needs. That sense that she is all alone in it; that's how we felt. I'm sure that's how my parents felt. I liked how she found friends who knew how to handle her pride and still help her.

I loved this movie but it is hard for me to watch!

I never got nails for Christmas, though!

I think the bit about the disclaimer that this is all fiction is just the standard CYA language the lawyers put in at the end of every movie. There's lots of novels that are "fiction" that are true.

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