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Title The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio [videorecording] / Revolution Erie Productions Ltd. ; ImageMovers ; produced by Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis ; screenplay by Jane Anderson ; directed by Jane Anderson.

Imprint Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Pictures : Distributed by Universal Pictures, [2006]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka DVD Collection  DVD62    ---  Available
Edition Widescreen version.
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.) : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Title from container.
Based on the book "The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio: how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less" by Terry Ryan.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Credits Director of photography, Jonathan Freeman ; art director, Andrew M. Stearn ; editor, Robert Dalva ; music, John Frizzell ; costume designer, Hala Bahmet ; production designer, Edward T. McAvoy.
Cast Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Trevor Morgan, Ellary Porterfield, Simon Reynolds.
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 manages to hold the financially desperate family together with happy smiles and a rock-solid defiance.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some disturbing images and language.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., DVD-9, single sided.
Language English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Subject Ryan, Evelyn -- Drama.
Housewives -- Ohio -- Defiance -- Drama.
Contests -- United States -- Drama.
Families -- Ohio -- Defiance -- Drama.
Feature films.
Biographical films.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Anderson, Jane, 1954-
Moore, Julianne.
Harrelson, Woody.
Dern, Laura.
Morgan, Trevor, 1986-
Porterfield, Ellary.
Freeman, Jonathan.
Frizzell, John, 1966-
Ryan, Terry, 1946-
Dreamworks Pictures.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Added Title Prize winner of Defiance, Ohio (Motion picture)
ISBN 1417030852
Standard No. 678149196429
Music No. 91964 DreamWorks Pictures

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