The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (2000)





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Based on the novel for children by Garrison Keillor, this drama concerns Rachel Green, a 14-year-old girl spending the summer with her folks in Sandy Bottom, Wisconsin. Rachel doesn't have any friends in Sandy Bottom, she thinks her parents are weird, and the only thing that makes her feel better is playing her violin. However, her musical talent gives her a chance to stand out when the local orchestra asks her to join them for their upcoming Fourth of July concert. As she gets ready for the big show, Rachel finds herself making friends with an athletic girl who seems to be her polar opposite -- and develops a crush on a local boy. The Sandy Bottom Orchestra stars Glenne Headly, Tom Irwin, Jane Powell, and Madeline Zima.
Drama , Television
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Helios Films


Glenne Headly
as Ingrid Green
Tom Irwin
as Norman Green
Madeline Zima
as Rachel Green
Jane Powell
as Delia Ferguson
Roger Dunn
as Mayor Broadbent
Tamara Hope
as Carol Wyman
Richard McMillan
as Jim Sykes
Bradley Reid
as Billy Peterson
Elizabeth Lennie
as Angie Wyman
Wendy Lyon
as Mrs. Erickson
Marcello Meleca
as Todd Gustaffson
Gerard Boyd
as Mr. Geckle
Tita Griffin
as Mrs. Dortlund
Helen Beavis
as Cora Fink
Wendy Thatcher
as Mrs. Granlund
Craig Eldridge
as Fred Wyman
J.B. Douglas
as Dr. Winters
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Occasionally a little sticky but overall enjoyable drama of coming to grips with both who you are and your place in your community and the greater world. Good performances from all three leads, Jane Powell adds a lovely touch whenever she is on screen, regrettably those moments are few.

jay nixon
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