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Where the Heart Is (28-Apr-2000)

Director: Matt Williams

Writers: Lowell Ganz; Babaloo Mandel

From novel: Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

Music by: Mason Daring

Producers: Matt Williams; Susan Cartsonis; David McFadzean; Patricia Whitcher

Keywords: Drama, Comedy, Wal-Mart

Film adaptation of the 1995 novel of the same name follows a pregnant young woman's struggles with putting her life back together when her boyfriend abandons her at a Walmart.

ABSTRACT
Novalee Nation, a pregnant seventeen year old woman traveling from Tennessee to Oklahoma with boyfriend Willie Jack, is abandoned and left to fend for herself at a Walmart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma. Alone with nothing to her name but the clothes on her back and $5.55 in her pocket, Novalee squats in the Walmart for six weeks until her daughter is born, moving to rebuild her life with the help of kindhearted quirky Sequoyah locals.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dylan Bruno
Actor
6-Sep-1972   Colby Granger on Numb3rs
Stockard Channing
Actor
13-Feb-1944   The First Lady on The West Wing
Joan Cusack
Actor
11-Oct-1962   Grosse Pointe Blank
Keith David
Actor
4-Jun-1956   DCI in Agent Cody Banks
Sally Field
Actor
6-Nov-1946   Steel Magnolias
James Frain
Actor
14-Mar-1968   Sunshine
Ashley Judd
Actor
19-Apr-1968   Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Cody Linley
Actor
20-Nov-1989   Jake Ryan on Hannah Montana
Natalie Portman
Actor
9-Jun-1981   Black Swan

CAST

Natalie Portman   ...   Novalee Nation
Ashley Judd   ...   Lexie Coop
Stockard Channing   ...   Sister Husband
Joan Cusack   ...   Ruth Meyers
James Frain   ...   Forney Hull
Dylan Bruno   ...   Willy Jack Pickens
Keith David   ...   Moses Whitecotten
Ray Prewitt   ...   Tim
Laura House   ...   Nicki
Karey Green   ...   Rhonda
Mary Ashleigh Green   ...   Girl in Bathroom
Kinna McInroe   ...   Wal-Mart Clerk
Laura Auldridge   ...   Wal-Mart Assistant Manager
Alicia Godwin   ...   Jolene
Dennis Letts   ...   Sheriff
Richard Jones   ...   Mr. Sprock
Kathryn Esquivel   ...   Mrs. Ortiz
Mark Mathis   ...   Reporter
John Daniel Evermore   ...   Orderly
Sally Field   ...   Mama Lil
Linda Wakeman   ...   Hospital Receptionist
David Alvarado   ...   Cellmate
Mark Voges   ...   Religious Man
Angee Hughes   ...   Religious Woman
Todd Lowe   ...   Troy
Margaret Ann Hoard   ...   Mary Elizabeth Hull
Rodger Boyce   ...   Officer Harry
Gabriel Folse   ...   Policeman #2
Mackenzie Fitzgerald   ...   Americus
Natalie Pena   ...   Angela Ortiz
Yvette Diaz   ...   Rosanna Ortiz
T. J. McFarland   ...   Ray
Richard Nance   ...   Johnny DeSoto
Tony Mann   ...   M.C. of Banquet
John Swasey   ...   Jerry
Scarlett McAlister   ...   Kitty
Kylie Harmon   ...   Praline
Cody Linley   ...   Brownie
Bob Coonrod   ...   Ernie
Heather Kafka   ...   Delphia
Angelina Fiordellisi   ...   Nurse
Cheyenne Rushing   ...   Co-Ed

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