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.
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Koch Lorber Films

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Kevin Bacon
as Ricky
Cathy Moriarty
as Mrs. Frankovitz
Nicole Burdette
as Miss Mosher
Annie Jaynes
as Young Harriet
Gareth Williams
as Tow Truck Driver
Alan Mruvka
as Tow Truck Driver No. 2
J.C. Quinn
as Minister
R. Keith Harris
as Flirting Man
Nicole Namer
as Girl in Classroom
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Critic Reviews for Digging to China

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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 2, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

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October 7, 2005
International Press Academy

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July 31, 2005

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Austin Chronicle

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December 31, 1999

Audience Reviews for Digging to China

A very boring movie, the movie is about a girl living with an alcoholic mother and sister that is weird. She befriend an odd fellow played by Kevin Bacon. The problem with the film was it didn't struck me once. I lost interest during the first few minutes of the film which made the movie disastrous and boring. I was no only left so bored, but filled with contempt. I wanted some batteries, so I could chuck them at the film. This could have been a better film, but it wasn't. It makes itself somewhat of a cliche.

Jose Montoya
Jose Montoya

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
Horny Jesus

Ooooh, two of my favorite actors: Mary Stuart Masterson and Kevin Bacon. Great movie. Kinda like What's Eating Gilbert Grape....

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