• The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

The Trip to Bountiful

Release Date: 1985

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2002

PG |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

Carrie Watts (Geraldine Page) may be old, but she suffers no shortage of spirit. When her carping daughter-in-law (Carlin Glynn) and overprotective son (John Heard) forbid her to travel alone from Houston to her childhood home in Bountiful, she strikes out anyway. Learning that trains no longer stop there, she takes a bus instead and en route meets a young woman (Rebecca De Mornay) with whom she shares both secrets and memories. Little does she know that her family has alerted the police.

Cast: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Rebecca De Mornay, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford, Kevin Cooney, Dave Tanner, Gil Glasgow

Director: Peter Masterson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Bountiful Film Partners

Keywords: Touching, Quest, Family, Husband, 1940s, Charming, Escape, Wife, Mother

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Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Actress in a Leading Role