• Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Release Date: 1991

G |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

In 1910 Kansas, widowed farmer Jacob Witting (Christopher Walken) is having a hard time raising his children and running his farm without the help of a wife. He puts an ad in the paper for a bride to help him, and gets a response from a woman named Sarah (Glenn Close), who only describes herself as "plain and tall." Sarah travels to the farm for a one-month trial period, but finds Jacob's stubborn attitude and his daughter's view of her as a replacement mother difficult to bear.

Cast: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Margaret Sophie Stein, Christopher Bell, Lexi Randall, Jon DeVries, Marc Penney, Kara Beth Taylor

Director: Glenn Jordan

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Touching, Love, Sacrifice, Daughter, Growing up, Son, Marriage

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special