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Picnic (2000)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 16 April 2000
The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but then she meets an interesting stranger who just got off the train.

Director:

Ivan Passer

Writers:

William Inge (play), Shelley Evans (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bonnie Bedelia ... Flo Owens
Josh Brolin ... Hal Carter
Ben Caswell ... Alan Benson
J.D. Evermore ... Younger Cop
Gretchen Mol ... Madge Owens
Chad Morgan ... Millie Owens
Jay O. Sanders ... Howard Bevens
Mary Steenburgen ... Rosemary Sydney
Christopher Bills Christopher Bills ... Bomber
Rodger Boyce ... The Mayor
E.J. Nolan ... The Photographer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cole Dabney Cole Dabney ... Carnival Game Player
Richard Dillard Richard Dillard ... Mr. Benson
Davi Jay Davi Jay ... Hotel Clerk
Dorothy Layne Dorothy Layne ... Mrs. Hawkins
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The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but then she meets an interesting stranger who just got off the train.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kisvárosi szerelem See more »

Filming Locations:

Martindale, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "The Picnic" by William Inge opened on February 19, 1953 at the Music Box Theater, ran for 477 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1953. See more »

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Version of Picnic (1986) See more »

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Well, I liked it
10 July 2016 | by trescia-1See all my reviews

I don't like the 1955 version. There. I said it. William Holden was great in movies where he played a guy who was too smart for his own good, but in Picnic he seemed to me like a guy who was given a pass on the brain problem due to his study bod. Maybe that's how it works but I don't have to like it.

This remake takes the position that all these country-fried boobs could be brainy in a universe created by a playwright. So, in this version, they are. They're even pacifist and have weird liberal ideas and actually decide to reject things like materialism and money grubbing.

Needless to say, this rubs some folks the wrong way. They prefer the incoherent 1955 version where everybody is motivated by good old American lust without the ding dang lib- tard poly-ticks.

I boosted the rating for political reasons.


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