Digging to China (1998)


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In mid '60s New Hampshire, Mrs. Frankovitz has two daughters, Gwen and troubled 10-year-old Harriet. One day Harriet finds a playmate -- retarded Ricky Schroth. When Mrs. Frankovitz dies, Harriet has to take orders from Gwen. When she eventually learns that Gwen is her mother, Harriet tries to run away.

Rating: PG (adult situations)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Karen Janszen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 10, 2001
Koch Lorber Films


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Critic Reviews for Digging to China

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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A groundbreaking performance by Kevin Bacon

September 17, 2002

A pleasant coming-of-age film about a ten year-old female misfit and her friendship with a retarded young man.

Full Review… | March 3, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Digging to China


A great movie!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

Digging to China is the movie equivalent to being gang raped by a bunch of downs syndrome teenagers. They're too retarded to even fucking rape you right. That said this movie has countless PRICELESS scenes with Kevin Bacon playing the part of a retarded person POORLY. I can't emphasize that enough. The movie is worth that alone. Watch this when you're not feel particularly attentive and fast forward through - just stopping on the particularly tardy Kevin Bacon moments.

Horny Jesus

Ooooh, two of my favorite actors: Mary Stuart Masterson and Kevin Bacon.

Great movie. Kinda like What's Eating Gilbert Grape....

Hannah Babama[lol]

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