To escape an abusive boyfriend, without announcing her plans in advance, Jean Gilkyson takes her young daughter Griff to the Wyoming ranch of her father-in-law, Einar. Jean and Einar are disaffected, as he blames her for the death of his son in a car accident. Einar is taking care of his friend Mitch, who was attacked by a bear, and Einar does not know that he has a granddaughter. While Mitch heals and forgives the bear, Einar also changes his feelings regarding Jean, finally understanding that accidents happen and accepting her and loving Griff.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
every secret takes on a life of its own
Did You Know?
Early in development, Paul Newman
was in consideration for the part later taken by his good friend, Robert Redford
. Newman's ailing health ruled him out of consideration. See more
When Jean and Griff are first shown driving away, the car is shown going down a gravel road. Griff asks her mom about a couple of towns when the car breaks down. The next shot is Jean, standing outside on a nice paved two lane highway hoping to see another vehicle. The camera shot shows the highway far into the distance with no sign of a dirt road. See more
[talking to raccoon
I heard you interfering little bastards rummage around my yard. I'll thank you for keeping the owls off of my cats.
If You Had Called Yesterday
Written by Wendell Mobley
, Cory Batten
and Kent Blazy
Performed by Julie Roberts
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more