The Stars Fell on Henrietta
|The Stars Fell on Henrietta|
|Directed by||James Keach|
|Produced by||Clint Eastwood
|Written by||Philip Railsback|
|Music by||David Benoit|
|Edited by||Joel Cox|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
The Stars Fell on Henrietta is a 1995 drama film from Warner Bros., directed by James Keach and produced by Clint Eastwood. The film is based on a short story, "Luck," written by Winifred Sanford. The script for the movie was penned by Philip Railsback, who is Sanford's grandson.
The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox (Robert Duvall) finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day (Aidan Quinn) that there is oil on Day's land. The financially strapped Day puts everything into finding oil...but at what cost?
- Robert Duvall as Mr. Cox
- Aidan Quinn as Don Day
- Frances Fisher as Cora Day
- Brian Dennehy as Big Dave McDermot
- Billy Bob Thornton as Roy
It received mostly negative reviews, holding only a 29% on Rotten Tomatoes, though Robert Duvall's performance was widely praised. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said "The movie may be worth seeing for (Robert Duvall's) performance, but the story itself is disappointing; it seems to travel around the same track once too often, and when the payoff comes, it seems short-circuited." Kenneth Turan of The Los Angeles Times said " Duvall's performance, however, is frankly on a different level than anything else in the film...With his innate ability to create people whole, to make his familiar mannerisms and gestures work effectively in every situation, Duvall is an actor to wonder at. Although it is not within his power to save the picture."
- "Winifred Sanford". Zenith City Online. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
- The Stars Fell on Henrietta at the Internet Movie Database
- The Stars Fell on Henrietta at Rotten Tomatoes
- The Stars Fell on Henrietta at Box Office Mojo
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