Wildflower

Synopsis: One day Sammy and his younger sister Ellie happen upon a cabin where Alice, a young, partially deaf girl with epilepsy is being kept by her abusive stepfather. The three soon become friends and hope to get Alice an education and help her escape from the torture she undergoes daily. However, Alice's stepfather soon finds out about the friendship Alice has struck up and punishes her brutally. This story of friendship and youth shows that everyone is human and deserves to be treated so, no matter their disability or weakness.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Diane Keaton
Production: Worldvision Home Video
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
PG-13
Year:
1991
120 min
1,205 Views


GIDDYUP, GIRL.

WHOO!

[ Laughing ]

WHOA.

WHAT'S THIS?

[ Girl Screaming ]

[ Girl Crying Out ]

[ Man Shouting ] GET THA DEVIL OUTTA YOU, OR I WILL!

HUSH UP, OR I'LL BEA IT OUTTA YA! [ Girl ] NO!

THERE! YOU WON'T WALK

FOR A WEEK!

HEY!

IS ANYBODY THERE?

[ Screams ]

WHOA, POKE.

WHOA, GIRL.

NIGHT, MAMA.

HEY, DADDY. WHERE YOU BEEN, ELLIE?

I STOPPED TO PICK A ROSE

FOR MAMA, AND POKE DONE RUN OFF.

HE ALMOST BEAT ME HOME.

I'M SORRY, DADDY.

WHERE'S YOUR BROTHER? NOW, BOTH YOU

KNOWED BESSIE WAS FIXIN' SUPPER TONIGHT.

I BEEN WAITIN' AND WAITIN'.

GET ME A PIECE OF PIE.

YES, SIR.

HEY, GRANNY. DON'T YOU "HEY, GRANNY"

ME. IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU GOT HOME.

OOH, AND JUST LOOK AT YOU! WHAT?

NOW, GRANNY WANTS TO SEE YOU IN A DRESS

AT THE BOX LUNCH SOCIAL THIS YEAR, ELLIE.

DON'T YOU THINK THAT YOUR MAMA'S GOLDEN

LOCKET WOULD LOOK PRETTY ON A DRESS?

I REALLY DON'T WANT NO DRESS, AND

I DON'T WANT NO LOCKET NEITHER.

I'M NOT GONNA MAKE NO LUNCH TO

HAVE SOME BOY WANNA EAT IT WITH ME.

I'M FINE AS I AM.

NOBODY'S FINE AS THEY AM.

[ Radio:
Banjo

THIS PIE LOOKS MIGHTY GOOD, DADDY. WHY DON' YOU COME IN THERE AND JOIN ME AND GRANNY?

GO ON AND EAT YOUR DINNER BEFORE

YOU START IN ON ANY OF THAT PIE.

[ Radio Announcer ]

AND NOW, FOR THE NATIONAL NEWS.

TODAY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.,

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT HAS SIGNED

THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT,

WHICH ESTABLISHES A MINIMUM

WAGE OF 40 CENTS AN HOUR-

WELL, THERE HE IS.

HEY, HI.

HEY, SAMMY. LISA MAE SAID CALVIN MARTIN

WAS OUT THERE OPOSSUM HUNTIN' LAST NIGHT...

AND HEARD THOSE HANTS UP THERE

AT THE GUTHRIES'.

HE SAID MR. GUTHRIE HANGS DEAD

BIRDS UP BY THE NECK TILL THEY DROP.

THEN HE EATS THEM RAW

LIKE SAVAGES.

DON'T EVEN GUT THEM. THEY GOT A

MONSTER LOCKED IN THE SHED TOO,

AND THEY FEED HIM

LITTLE CHILDREN FOR BREAKFAST.

UH-HUH. I BET OLD MAN GUTHRIE'S GOT THE

SKINS OF TWO DEAD MEN HANGIN' IN HIS BARN.

YOU STAY AWAY FROM THEM GUTHRIES. HE'D

JUST AS SOON SHOOT YA AS LOOK AT YA.

DON'T YOU EVENTHINK ABOUT TRESPASSIN'

OVER THERE. YOU HEAR ME, GIRL?

YES, SIR.

YOU GOT SOME EXPLAININ'

TO DO, BOY.

BESSIE DIDN'T COME ALL THE WAY OUT HERE JUS SO YOU CAN STROLL IN HERE ANY TIME YOU WANNA.

I'M SORRY. I BEEN

TO THE POST OFFICE, DADDY.

OH, SAMMY, DID THEY COME?

YES, THEY DID.

LET ME SEE.

WHAT'S THAT?

ELLIE, READ I TO ME.

WANT ME TO READ:

ALL OF IT?

IF I COULD READ, I'D READ I MYSELF. JUST READ IT TO ME.

JACK, THERE'S NO NEED FOR ALL THIS.

THE BOY JUST WANTS TO GET AN EDUCATION.

READ IT!

ELLIE, DON'T.

THESE HERE PAPERS COME FROM

HERSHEL HAWKINS COLLEGE, DADDY.

IT'S A GOOD SCHOOL,

AND I WANNA GO THERE.

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I GOT TO TELL YA

THOSE COLLEGES CHARGES TO GO THERE?

THEY GOT WHAT THEY CALL SCHOLARSHIPS,

DADDY, WHICH MEANS YOU GET TO GO FOR FREE.

NO BOY OF MINE:

IS TAKIN' A HANDOUT.

WHAT'D I SAY? WHAT, YOU DON' LIKE TO WORK FOR A LIVIN'?

WHERE ARE YOU GOIN'? DON' YOU WALK AWAY FROM ME!

I WANT TO EDUCATE MYSELF, DADDY. I

WANT TO BE SOMETHING IN THIS WORLD!

I AIN'T LOOKIN' FORWARD TO THAT MILL,

GETTIN' LAID OFF EVERY TIME SOMEBODY SNEEZES!

I DON'T WANT TO LIVE LIKE THAT. YOU THINK YOU

SO HIGH AND MIGHTY 'CAUSE YOU CAN READ AND WRITE?

BETTER MEN THAN YOU HAVE WALKED THIS MOUNTAIN

WITHOUT A HEAD FULL OF BOOK LEARNIN'...

TO MESS 'EM UP!

I'M JUST GLAD YOUR MAMA AIN'T HERE

TO SEE YOU CARRYIN' ON LIKE THAT.

I'M JUST GLAD MAMA AIN'T HERE TO SEE

YOU FOOLIN' WITH THAT RADIO AND DRINKIN'.

WHAT DID YOU SAY? YOU

JUST QUIT ON LIFE, DADDY.

I'M TELLING YOU

I WANNA GO TO COLLEGE.

NO!

[ Girl ]

I LIKE YOUR BIKE, MARTY.

I LIKE YOUR DRESS, BERTHA.

SURE IS PRETTY.

[ Bertha ] OH, THANK

YOU, CLETUS. THANK YOU.

[ Sammy ]

HEY, BERTHA! WAIT UP!

SAMMY?

YEAH.

[ All Chattering ] SLOW UP.

I GOTTA ASK YOU SOMETHING.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS IN REAL LIFE LIKE LISA

MAE WAS SAYIN' THEY GOT UP AT THE GUTHRIES'?

WE COULD GO UP AND SEE FOR SURE. AND GE SWALLOWED UP BY THEM SAVAGES? NO, THANK YOU.

HEY, SAMMY. HOW COME YOU

LIKE THAT BERTHA ANYHOW?

LISA MAE SAYS SHE GOT A BALE OF

COTTON WADDED UP IN HER CHEST.

I LIKE HER 'CAUSE SHE'S PRETTY AND FUNNY. FOR

YOUR INFORMATION, I KNOW THEY AREN'T COTTON.

SAMMY PERKINS! YOU DID NO TOUCH BERTHA'S BOSOMS!

IT'S TIME YOU ASKED GRANNY ABOU THE BIRDS AND BEES, MISS FLAT CHEST.

PLEASE! I GO MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO.

HEY. IS ANYBODY THERE?

HEY?

HEY.

[ Gasps ]

[ Grunts, Cries Out ]

HEY! I'M YOUR NEIGHBOR,

ELLIE PERKINS.

[ Whimpers ]

I'M ELLIE.

LOOK, I WON'T HURT YA.

- [ Snarls ]

- NO, DON'T BE SCARED. I'M NOT GONNA HURT YA.

SEE, I BRUNG CANDY.

WHAT YOU DOIN' HERE

IN THIS SHED?

I MEAN, DO YOU LIVE HERE? AIN' YOU NEVER LIVED IN A HOUSE?

[ Sniffing ] CAN YOU HEAR ME?

MAYBE YOU CAN'T EVEN HEAR ME.

[ Sucker Bangs ] CAN

YOU HEAR ME? 'CAUSE-

HERE. HERE. I'LL SHOW YA. I'LL SHOW YA.

[ Mutters Negatively ]

NO, IT'S OKAY.

SEE NOW?

[ Grunts ]

[ Chuckles ]

IT'S GOOD, AIN'T IT?

[ Screams ]

[ Both Screaming ]

[ Banging ]

SHUT THE HELL UP IN THERE!

SHH. BE QUIET.

SHUT UP, OR I'LL SHUT YOU UP!

[ Banging ]

DAD GUM IT!

LOOK, I'M ELLIE PERKINS.

WHO ARE YOU?

I- I-

I ALICE.

ALICE GUTHRIE?

ALICE- LALO.

LALO.

LALO, LALO.

I GOTTA RUN, OKAY?

NO, THANKS.

I'LL SEE YA LATER, OKAY?

BYE.

LALO.

LALO.

[ Congregation ]

FOREVER AND FOREVER, AMEN.

JUST LIKE ADAM AND EVE

IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN,

WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH

THE BEAUTY OF GOD'S CREATION.

THERE'S NO HARM IN COMING

TOGETHER ONCE A YEAR...

TO CELEBRATE THE GLORY

OF SPRINGTIME.

TO REACH OUT TO YOUR BROTHERS AND

SISTERS WITH LOVE AND GOODWILL.

I JUST HATE BERTHA.

SHE KNOWS I'M CLAIMING DAVID, BUT SHE

JUST BATS THEM EYES AT EVERYTHING IN PANTS.

I KNOW.

WHAT'S A BOY GOOD FOR?

ANYHOW, THAT BERTHA

SURE SEEMS TO KNOW.

YEAH, SHE KNOWS MORE THAN

SHE SHOULD. WHO CARES?

IF YA ASK ME, A BOY AIN'T GOOD FOR

NOTHIN' BUT TOTIN' OUT THE GARBAGE.

[ Minister ] IN THIS LIFE, WE MUS FIND OUR COMFORT AND STRENGTH IN GOD,

THE LORD OUR FATHER.

[ Congregation ] AMEN.

YOU SHOULD'VE HEARD THAT OLD GHOS CARRYIN' ON LAST NIGHT AT GUTHRIES'.

I HEARD IT ALL THE WAY FROM MY

HOUSE. WHEN I WENT OUT, THERE IT WAS,

HOVERIN' UP IN THE SKY OVER ECHOING HEIGHTS

LIKE TO SCARE ME TO A HORRIFYIN' DEATH.

YOU BETTER WATCH OUT, LISA MAE. THA GHOST IS GONNA COME DOWN THERE...

AND SNATCH THE LIFE

RIGHT OUTTA YOU!

[ Minister ] ARE ALL YOU

YOUNG FOLKS... JUST KIDDING.

READY FOR THE BOX LUNCH

BIDDING- BOYS?

ALL RIGHT.

[ Congregation Chuckles ]

ALL THE PRETTY YOUNG GALS OF OUR

CONGREGATION HAVE MADE UP BOX LUNCHES...

THAT THEY'LL SHARE

WITH THE HIGHEST BIDDER.

THE PROCEEDS WILL, OF COURSE,

GO TO CHARITY.

FIRST UP WE HAVE THE VERY LOVELY

MISS BERTHA LANGFORD.

WHAT A LOVELY CREATION THAT IS.

WHO WOULD LIKE TO STAR THE BIDDING?

[ Several People ] OOH! DON'T BE SHY.

I BID FIVE CENTS. THANK

YOU VERY MUCH. SIX!

- THERE'S ANOTHER BID.

- SEVEN CENTS.

- [ Third Boy ] EIGHT CENTS.

- [ Minister ] EIGHT CENTS!

- TEN CENT.

- A WHOLE DIME FOR THAT CRITTER FACE?

TEN AND A PENNY. [

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