Ulee's Gold

Synopsis: Ulee is called one day by his incarcerated son, Jimmy, asking for a favor. Jimmy will repay his debts if they save his wife, Helen, from hoodlums. Ulee must now risk his and his family's lives to save Helen.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Victor Nunez
Production: MGM
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 16 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

That's right.

Had they been bad?

- Did they deserve to die?

- No.

No, Penny, they did not.

Why then?

Those were good guys.

Your grandpa was tricky.

Lucky. That's why I made it out.

Maybe only the tricky made it out.

And I shouldn't be talking

to a little kid...

about terrible stuff that happened

a long time before she was born.

But it's so sad, Ulee.

You like sad?

But sometimes, inside...

it makes you quiet.

Hello, Dad?


I need to see you.

Next week, maybe.

We just brought in the tupelo.

That could be too late. It's Helen.

Helen's in trouble.

I could care less, and you know it.

Please, Dad, this is different.

- Hours still 10:00 to 1:00?

- That's right.

I'll be there at noon.

- How are the kids?

- Fine. Great.

What the hell do you think?

- I'll see you tomorrow.

- Yeah.

Who was that?

Man wants to sell me some hives.

I guess I'll go give them a look-see.

You go and brush your teeth.

I'll be in and read you good night.

Good night.

Your daddy called tonight.

Something's come up.

Is he getting out?

I have to go see him tomorrow.

You'll need to take care of Penny.

- I'll be home before supper.

- Get somebody else.

Like Connie Hope next door.

I got things to do.

We don't ask outsiders for help,

Casey. You know that.

Yeah, well, just tell my dad...

he might answer some

of my letters sometime.

Casey would like to hear from you.

She claims you've been

giving her a hard time.

Just trying to keep a lid on her hormones.

At this rate, she'll be starting a baby

even before you and Helen did.

One round of fools is enough,

don't you think?

Helen is in Orlando.

She's been working

as a waitress or something.

Next time you talk to her, ask her

to send something home to her kids.

She hasn't been in touch.

Remember Eddie Flowers and Ferris Dooley?

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