The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

Director: Peter Masterson Cast: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn

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Overview

Adapted by Horton Foote from his own television play, A Trip to Bountiful is set in 1947 Houston. Forced by circumstances to leave her loathsome son (John Heard) and daughter-in-law (Carlin Glynn), elderly Geraldine Page wants nothing more out of life than to return to her home town of Bountiful. Escaping from her family's clutches, Page boards a bus to Bountiful, where she makes the acquaintance of young Rebecca DeMornay. The two women immediately hit it off, and their trip is a most pleasant one. Eventually, sheriff Richard Bradford, ordered to find Page and bring her back to her family, catches up with the old woman just 12 miles from Bountiful. Feeling sorry for Page, Bradford permits her to complete her sentimental journey, even though he knows full well that Bountiful is now a ghost town of empty ruins and dilapidated shacks. It doesn't matter, though: Page sees Bountiful just as it was when she left it, and for the first time in years she is truly happy and at peace with herself. After several near-misses, Geraldine Page finally won an Academy Award for A Trip to Bountiful (incidentally, the original TV production, which still exists in kinescope form, starred Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint).

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2018
UPC: 0738329233358
Original Release: 1985
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 3,067

Special Features

Return to Bountiful - Documentary; KLSC Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Geraldine Page Mrs. Watts
John Heard Ludie Watts
Carlin Glynn Jessie Mae
Richard Bradford Sheriff
Rebecca de Mornay Thelma
Kevin Cooney Roy
Wezz Tildon Bus Passenger
Andrew Van Wagenen Family on the bus
Arthur VanWagenen Family on the bus
Marilee VanWagenen Family on the bus
Willie VanWagenen Family on the bus
Norman Bennett Bus Ticket Man
Harvey Lewis Bus Ticket Man
Kirk Sisco Train Ticket Agent
Dave Tanner Billy Davis
Gil Glasgow Stationmaster Gerard
Mary Kay Mars Rosella
Peggy Ann Byers Downstairs Neighbor
David Romo Mexican Man
Tony Torn Twin
John Torn Twin
Alexandra Masterson Drugstore Waitress
Don Wyse Doctor
Larry Langley News Vendor
Peter Masterson Newspaper Boy
Allison Marich Blonde on Bus
Ed Johnston Man on Bus
Frances Peterson Young Carrie Watts
Dean de Wulf Young Ludie Watts
Jim Drake Bus Station Derelict

Technical Credits
Peter Masterson Director
Dennis Bishop Producer
Horton Foote Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Jay Freund Editor
Sam Grogg Executive Producer
Wendell A. Hill Set Decoration/Design
Derek R. Hill Set Decoration/Design
Gary Jones Costumes/Costume Designer
Philip Lamb Art Director
Fred Murphy Cinematographer
John Pritchett Musical Direction/Supervision
J.A.C. Redford Score Composer
Neil Spisak Production Designer
Sterling Van Wagenen Producer
Jimi White Makeup
George Yaneff Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Trip to Bountiful
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [16:41]
2. Chapter 2 [15:04]
3. Chapter 3 [15:23]
4. Chapter 4 [16:21]
5. Chapter 5 [11:35]
6. Chapter 6 [10:45]
7. Chapter 7 [9:44]
8. Chapter 8 [12:02]
9. Chapter 9 [:00]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [22:07]

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The Trip to Bountiful 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Geraldine Page deserves the Oscar she finally won in TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL. This is a beautiful film, and well directed -- very easy to empathize with Page seeing the end of her days approaching and wanting to go home... just once, go home before she dies. It is also easy to want to slap some sense into her hen-pecked husband, and even easier to despise her daughter-in-law who each month steals Page's social security check, selfishly spends every penny on her ego-centric self, and then also expects the aging Page to clean their house on a daily basis. Page is fatiqued, physically and spiritually, she needs a journey home, and this is it. At the very beginning of the film the scene of a young mother (Page) chasing her young son (Hurt) through a meadow filled with Texas Bluebonnets while music plays in the background from the Christian hymn 'Softly and Tenderly', sung by Cynthia Clawson, tugs at your heart, letting the viewer know that they too are in for a journey. Fantastic film. And finally in DVD. Don't miss it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a magnificient movie. Everyone should see this because we will be in the same place as Geraldine Page if God permits. I love this movie with all my heart.
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