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

I'll see you.


Good job, you guys.

See you all back at the house.

So he says to me, "I'd just soon they

cut the state off just north of Orlando...

and let the bottom half

float right out into the gulf."

It didn't sound like such a bad idea.

Fair enough on the bakery grade.

I want 92 for the tupelo.

- Ulee.

- I could sell it myself.

Fact is, I've been thinking

of doing just that.

Can you extract by next Thursday?

I can give you 30 barrels.

I'll keep the rest.

You're not working

as many bees these days.

- Can you deliver?

- I said 30. I meant it.

Well, it's gonna be a good year.

At least as long as they can keep

the Chinese from dumping their honey.

Chinese don't have anything

like our tupelo.

Ulee, most folks

don't seem to care anymore.

Cheap honey floods the market.

The bees and I have an understanding.

I take care of them, they take care of me.

We'll both just have to work

a little harder, that's all.

Time to go.

If all my suppliers were like you...

Well, then I would worry

about the competition.

- What do you hear from Jimmy?

- We don't keep in touch.

It's almost two years, ain't it?

Hey, Ulee. Wait up.

I can't do that, Sheriff.

Why, Ulee, it has been a long time.

- Can we go back to the way things were?

- No, Bill, I don't think we can.

Mary's always wanting you over for supper.

Look, you can't stay cut off forever.

It's a busy time, Bill.

Tell Mary thanks for asking though.

Hey, Ulee. How you been?

Fine, Penny. How are you doing?

Just fine.

What you got there?

It's a bunny for Easter.

Don't look like much.

Of course it ain't, Gramps.

It's just pretend.

- Off to work again, Connie?

- Afraid so, Penny.

- How was your math test?

- I got an 85.

That's good. Did you get

the rent check, Mr. Jackson?

Yes, I certainly did, Miss Hope.

Is everything okay with the house?

Everything's fine.

- Take care.

- Bye.

I'm glad Connie's our new renter.

Aren't you, Ulee?

I like her lots better

than old Mrs. Pritchard.

Well, we hardly know her, Penny.

It takes more than a couple

of months to know someone.

But she's a nurse, Ulee.

All nurses are nice.

- Is that right?

- Come on, Buckshot. Come on.


In here.

- Y'all have a good day?

- Not bad.

Aren't you starting all this

a little early?

It's Friday. I already asked you

about tonight. You said it was okay.

I know what I said.

- Is it that Mitchell kid?

- That's right.

- Where are you going?

- A movie. Where else?

That's all, you hear.

To tell you the truth...

we were kind of thinking of going to

Mexico and robbing a couple of banks.

After all, it runs in the blood.

Shouldn't be any trouble at all

going wild.

Don't even kid about it.


I gotta pay the guys.

- Thank you, Charley.

- Thanks, Mr. Jackson.

- You boys did good.

- Thank you.

A couple of us were wondering if we can

stay on through extracting and the move.

Thanks, but I don't think so.

But it's mighty hard work, sir.

I mean, especially a man your age.

- Couldn't you use some help?

- I've gotten used to going it alone.

Thanks anyway. Maybe next year.

Yes, sir. I just thought I'd ask.

You be home by 11:30.

- We'll try.

- No tryin' to it.

Be here.


And you just try to figure out

a way to make me.

You'll pay the rest of your life

for being a jackass.

Yeah? Anything'd be better

than dying of boredom.

Let's get the f*** out of here, Markie.

You're supposed to be

getting ready for bed.

It's Friday night, Ulee.

I can stay up a little bit.

And they're all dead? Every last one?

Except for you. All dead?

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