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Children on Their Birthdays (2002)

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12 year old Lily Bobbit moves to Medda, Ala, and immediately makes an impression on the residents when she and her friends team up to outsmart a con man, the town is changed forever.

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Mark Medoff

Writers:

Truman Capote (short story), Douglas Sloan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheryl Lee ... Elinore Murphy (as Sheryl Lee Diamond)
Christopher McDonald ... Speedy Thorne
Tom Arnold ... Lionel Quince
Joe Pichler Joe Pichler ... Billy Bob Murphy
Tania Raymonde ... Lily Jane Bobbit
Jesse Plemons ... Preacher Star
Phyllis Frelich ... Mrs. Bobbit
Brazhal Brewer Brazhal Brewer ... Rosalba Cat
Marilyn Dodds Frank Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Mrs. Quince
Ritch Brinkley ... Acey Trump
Lucina Paquet Lucina Paquet ... Mrs. Sawyer
Paul Quaintance Paul Quaintance ... Pastor Williams
Caitlin Collins ... Janice
Emily Clibourn ... Cora Mae
Cynthia Baker Cynthia Baker ... Ada Willingham (as Cynthia Barker)
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Storyline

In the summer of 1947, a mysterious thirteen-year-old girl, accompanied by her mute mother, seemingly appears from nowhere. When two thirteen-year-old boys fall deeply in love with her, they find themselves on a collision course with one another that could not only destroy their friendship, but take the tiny town of Medda, Alabama with them. Written by Anonymous

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These Kids Will Change Their Town Forever See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A városi lány See more »

Filming Locations:

Aurora, Illinois, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Joe Pichler's last film role. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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I Have to Dream
Written by J.D. Hinton (as JD Hinton), Rick Solem, and Ross Vannelli
Performed by Jennifer Newman Sharpe
Published by Wide Brim Music, Go Deep Music, Rockwood Music, and Sun and Shadow Music (BMI)
Produced by Ross Vannelli
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Children on Their Birthday is super good.
6 March 2005 | by cutebearSee all my reviews

This movie is so good. You can relate sort of to the lives of Lily Jane and Billy Bob. It is a story of love, life, and scheming. My recommendation is to watch it.The movie is about a little girl(Lily Jane) who comes to live in the small town Medda. The story kicks off as soon as her to-be friends start to try to court her. She finds her only true love is to go to Hollywood. When a scheming crook comes to town and holds a talent show and the prize is a trip to Hollywood. Lily Jane enters and wins only to find out that the crook was lying. Lily Jane, Rosalba Cat, and Billy Bob go and arrest Mr. Quincy. You really need to watch this movie to find out if it is for you. Lily Jane is like Vanity Fair's Becky Sharp, witty, charming, and creative.


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