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A Painted House (2003)





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Based on John Grisham's semi-autobiographical novel (which he regarded as his favorite because it "contains no lawyers"), A Painted House is set in the rural community of Oak Park, AR, in 1952. The story is told through the eyes of ten-year-old Luke Chandler (Logan Lerman), who lives and works on a rundown cotton farm with his parents (Robert Sean Leonard and Arija Bareikis) and grandparents (Scott Glenn and Melinda Dillon). It is Luke's personal mission to earn enough money picking cotton to be able to afford a new coat of paint for the Chandler house. But as harvest time approaches, a number of plot complications distance Luke from his goal, including failed crops, dangerous weather, periodic run-ins with a family of migrant workers, and -- this being a John Grisham story -- a murder to which Luke is the sole eyewitness. Filmed on location in the Arkansas town of Lepanto, A Painted House first aired April 27, 2003, as a CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation.


Scott Glenn
as Pappy Chandler
Arija Bareikis
as Kathleen Chandler
Robert Sean Leonard
as Jesse Chandler
Melinda Dillon
as Gran Chandler
Logan Lerman
as Luke Chandler
Audrey Marie Anderson
as Tally Spruill
Geoffrey Lewis
as Mr. Spruill
Pablo Schreiber
as Hank Spruill
Diane Delano
as Mrs. Spruill
Luke Eberl
as Trot Spruill
Sean Jones
as Bo Spruill
Richard Crowe
as Mr. Latcher
Neva Howell
as Mrs. Latcher
Liz Byler
as Libby Latcher
Don Pirl
as Mr. Watson
Donna Denley
as Mrs. Watson
Kiersten Warren
as Stacy Dale
John Boyd West
as Jackie Moon
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Nice Hallmark movie. A little slow...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


There's always somebody that has life harder than us, and we never stop complaining. Scott Glenn is unbelievable in this performance.

Manuel Saucedo
Manuel Saucedo

When I started watching it I have to say it looked so dumb but it turned out to be a pretty good movie.

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