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Digging To China (1998)


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Actor Timothy Hutton's directorial debut is set in rural New Hampshire of the mid-'60s. Divorced motel owner Mrs. Frankovitz (Cathy Moriarty) has two daughters -- Gwen (Mary Stuart Masterson), who is preoccupied with various boyfriends, and troubled 10-year-old Harriet (Evan Rachel Wood). One day Harriet finds a playmate -- retarded Ricky Schroth (Kevin Bacon) -- after the car driven by his terminally ill mother Leah (Marian Seldes) breaks down while taking him to be institutionalized. When Mrs.



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Jul 10, 2001

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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.

March 3, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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A great movie!
March 17, 2008
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    1. Ricky Schroth: We're one big sad monster. Four legs, four arms, two heads, two noses.
    – Submitted by Andrea R (3 years ago)
    1. Ricky Schroth: I'm gonna stay the same. You like me now but, you won't like me later. You're gonna grow up. I'm not.
    – Submitted by Andrea R (3 years ago)
    1. Harriet Frankovitz: Sometimes I thought my mother was smart and really beautiful. Other times I worried a nest of spiders was living in her hair and they were eating through her skull and chewing on her brain.
    – Submitted by Lea L (3 years ago)
    1. Ricky Schroth: My mother says before I was born I was the same as everybody else, better even. My mom says I'm from a place where I'm the smartest person there, everybody sings.
    – Submitted by Lea L (3 years ago)
    1. Harriet Frankovitz: My mother says I was born with an angel on my shoulder. This is supposed to bring me luck and happiness. I think she lied.
    – Submitted by Lea L (3 years ago)
    1. Harriet Frankovitz: I always wished for the same two things which were really only one thing. I wanted something magical to happen to me, and I wanted my mother to get well.
    – Submitted by Lea L (3 years ago)
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