• Ulee's Gold (1997)

Ulee's Gold

Release Date: June 13th, 1997

DVD Release Date: August 24th, 1999

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Widowed beekeeper and Vietnam veteran Ulysses "Ulee" Jackson (Peter Fonda) raises his granddaughters because his son, Jimmy (Tom Wood), is in prison. When Jimmy finds out that his estranged wife, Helen (Christine Dunford), has gotten herself into trouble with a crew of drug dealers and has run away, he asks Ulee for help. Ulee begrudgingly agrees to find Helen. When he does, he must rely on the unexpected aid of a divorced nurse (Patricia Richardson) to get Helen through her withdrawal.

Cast: Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Jessica Biel, J. Kenneth Campbell, Christine Dunford, Steven Flynn, Dewey Weber, Tom Wood

Director: Victor Nunez

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Clinica Estetico

Distributors: Orion Pictures, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Keywords: Love , 1990s , Prison , Transformation , Father , Engaging , Emotional , Inspiring , Rise , Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The highest compliment I can offer Ulee's Gold is that it plays more like real life than a movie. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Nunez has a gift for finding the essence, the soul, of his actors. show more

  • 88
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    An emotionally honest low-ebber that builds to a satisfying wrap-up. show more

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Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Winner Best Actor
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role