Ulee's Gold (1997)



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Peter Fonda received a richly deserved Oscar nomination for his superb performance as Ulysses "Ulee" Jackson, a Florida beekeeper forced to put his splintered family back together. Ulee is a Vietnam veteran whose wife died several years ago, a blow he's still learning to live with. His son Jimmy (Tom Wood) is in prison, and his daughter-in-law Helen (Christine Dunford) ran away, leaving Ulee to raise their two daughters by himself. Ulee is a quiet man who has a hard time displaying warmth and … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Victor Nuņez
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 24, 1999



as Ulee Jackson

as Connie Hope

as Helen Jackson

as Casey Jackson

as Penny Jackson

as Eddie Flowers

as Jimmy Jackson

as Sheriff Bill Floyd

as Ferris Dooley

as Chance Barrow

as Charlie Myers

as Markie

as Child at Rest Stop

as Beekeeper Assistant

as Beekeeper Assistant

as Beekeeper Assistant
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Critic Reviews for Ulee's Gold

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (16)

This low-key drama is played slow and sage.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

One of those unexpected pleasures that combines a low budget with a high emotional impact.

Full Review… | April 25, 2003
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A modest delight.

Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

This is no bakery-grade honey.

May 11, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

There is a quality about this film's use of deliberation that comes at times wonderfully close to magic.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Shamelessly metaphorical in ways that will embarrass all but a few generous souls.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Ulee's Gold


It was pretty good.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Not a bad film that shows what can be accomplished with a low budget and solid acting but there have been better.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer


A favorite.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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