Balloon Farm

Balloon Farm

Director: William Dear Cast: Fredric Lehne, Neal McDonough, Laurie Metcalf


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A man proves that hope can grow in the flintiest of soil in this made-for-TV drama for the family. A farming community is struggling to survive a severe drought when a mysterious stranger named Harvey Potter (Rip Torn) arrives in town. Potter rents a farm, a move which is believed to be the height of foolishness by his new neighbors, but one day a local child, Willow (Mara Wilson), passes by Potter's field to discover that it's full of colorful balloons. Willow is convinced that Potter has found a way to grow balloons, and while her mother Casey (Laurie Metcalf) knows better, she sees that Potter has brought an excitement and joy back into the lives of the town's children that had been all but snuffed out by the recent dry spell. Willow thinks that Potter knows some sort of magic, and Casey considers him to be a well-meaning eccentric, but a few of the locals are convinced that he has something dangerous up his sleeve. Disney's Balloon Farm was based on the book Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm by Jerdine Nolen; it premiered on the television anthology series The Wonderful World of Disney.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/06/2004
UPC: 0786936234091
Original Release: 1997
Rating: NR
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 36,380

Special Features

Closed Caption; Theatrical trailer; French language track; French and Spanish subtitles; Dolby Digital Stereo sound; Fullscreen (1.33:1)

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [8:44]
2. New Farmer in Town [11:24]
3. Using What You Have [12:53]
4. Balloons Growing in Waterston [8:00]
5. Lemonade [11:38]
6. No Balloons, No Refund [8:13]
7. A Special Growing Formula [8:56]
8. The Water Reserve [9:44]
9. An Investigation [9:19]
10. End Credits [:30]

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Balloon Farm 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally recommend this for children as well as adults. I actually let my friends borrow it for their kids 7 and 10 years. It does teach a lesson about community, complaining and hope.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved Balloon Farm! It is so imaginative and it creates a great mood for the viewers. It's a lot different from the book, but I love the things it added. The whole family would enjoy watching this film.