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Bastard Out of Carolina

The book Bastard Out of Carolina was made into the movie Bastard Out of Carolina.

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Book details for Bastard Out of Carolina

Bastard Out of Carolina was written by Dorothy Allison. The book was published in 1992 by Dutton. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Dorothy Allison also wrote Cavedweller (1998).

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Movie details for Bastard Out of Carolina

The movie was released in 1996 and directed by Anjelica Huston. Bastard Out of Carolina was produced by Fox Lorber. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ron Eldard, Glenne Headly, Lyle Lovett, Jena Malone, Dermot Mulroney, Christina Ricci, Michael Rooker, Diana Scarwid, Susan Traylor, Grace Zabriskie, Richard Todd Sullivan, Pat Hingle, Lindley Mayer, Jamison Stewart, Timothy Stewart, Kelsey Elizabeth Boulware, Jeffrey Pillars, Rick Warner and Joe Maggard.

 

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This fine but shocking drama (which Ted Turner paid for and then refused to show on his cable outfits), based on the novel by Dorothy Allison, concerns extensive abuse endured by a girl (Jena Malone) at the hands of her stepfather (Ron Eldard), while her ... Read More
This fine but shocking drama (which Ted Turner paid for and then refused to show on his cable outfits), based on the novel by Dorothy Allison, concerns extensive abuse endured by a girl (Jena Malone) at the hands of her stepfather (Ron Eldard), while her mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) looks the other way. Anjelica Huston made her directorial debut with this film and demonstrates that talent also runs in the family when behind the camera. Difficult to watch but mitigated by Huston's intelligent approach and sense of balance--as well as outstanding performances--this is a significant film best left to the most mature audiences. --Tom Keogh