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The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio [videorecording] / Dreamworks Pictures and Revolution Studios present an Imagemovers production
DVDs DVDs | Distributed by Universal Pictures | c2006 | Widescreen version.
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Imprint
[Universal City, CA] : DreamWorks Pictures : Distributed by Universal Pictures, c2006.
Edition
Widescreen version.
Descript
1 videodisc (1 hr., 39 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby 2.0.
Note
In English, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish.
Closed-captioned.
Cast
Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Trevor Morgan, Ellary Porterfield, Simon Reynolds.
Credits
Producers, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis ; writer/director, Jane Anderson ; director of photography, Jonathan Freeman ; art director, Andrew M. Stearn ; editor, Robert Dalva ; music, John Frizzell.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Based on the book "The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio: how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less" by Terry Ryan.
Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some disturbing images and langauge.
Summary
Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan. Offers a revealing study of the housewife's plight during the Eisenhower era, along with an inspiring tale of tenacity and survival against formidable odds. Evelyn is a cheerfully strong-willed mother of ten who compensates for the failings of her alcoholic husband by becoming the most successful "contester" in the country. Between the mid-1950s and the early '60s, Evelyn submitted cleverly worded poems, jingles, and slogans in corporate sponsored contests. Winning everything from palm trees and pogo-sticks to sports cars and cash, she somehow mangages to hold the financially desperate family together with happy smiles and a rock-solid defiance.
Note
Special features: commentaries by Julianne Moore and Jane Anderson.
Local Note
MW, 3-06; 6-06(add)
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ISBN
1417030852
ISBN/ISSN
678149196429
Music #
91964 DreamWorks Pictures
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