Sarah, Plain and Tall Poster

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

Director: Glenn Jordan

Genres: Drama

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


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