The Trip to Bountiful

  • 1986




86 %
100 % Fresh
$ 7 Million

The Trip to Bountiful is a 1985 English-language Drama motion picture directed by Peter Masterson and produced by Horton Foote and Sterling Van Wagenen under the banner of Bountiful Film Partners in collaboration with FilmDallas Pictures. Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas town of her youth which she still refers to as home. The trouble is her son, Ludie, is too concerned for her health to allow her to travel alone and her petty daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae, insists they don't have money to squander on bus tickets. This prompts escape attempts each month which coincide with the arrival of Mrs. Watts' Social Security check. Then, Mrs. Watts makes a successful escape and last trip home. Written by Mark Fleetwood. The trip to bountiful features Geraldine Page in the title role along with an ensemble cast including John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford, Rebecca De Mornay, Kevin Cooney and Norman Bennett. The screenplay is written by Horton Foote which is inspired from The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote. The music was composed by J.a.c. Redford. Cinematography was done by Fred Murphy and editing by Jay Freund. The movie has a running time of 108 minutes. It was released on 24th January 1986 and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released. The motion picture made a box office gross of $7 million. Distribution rights for the film were acquired by Island Pictures.

Release Date 24 JAN 1986
Run Time 1 HOUR 48 MINUTES
Language

English

Genre

Drama

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