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Scattered Dreams
Scattered Dreams
Actors: Tyne Daly, Ed Grady, Rhoda Griffis, Macon McCalman, Gerald McRaney
Director: Neema Barnette
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television
UR     2006     1hr 33min


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Actors: Tyne Daly, Ed Grady, Rhoda Griffis, Macon McCalman, Gerald McRaney
Director: Neema Barnette
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television
Studio: Direct Source Label
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 08/08/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Very Heartbreaking Story!!!
Nobody | Nowheresville | 01/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very heartbreaking story about a 1951 Florida tenant farmer Family being with the mother and father being imprisoned for 7 years hard labor for owing a 200 dollar grocery bill when they get out they struggle to get their children back who are now up for adoption.It's a must see!!"
I Remember
James Spearman | South Carolina | 01/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can recall in my times poor ignorant people who were taken advantage of because of their lack of knowledge by greedy money grabbing scabs, and others that had enough power to think themselves some kind of gods over the unfortunate. This movie portrays it quite correctly.I got angry and wanted to see some payback before the movie ended. Not so, but it ended as it should have. Great performance by the leading actors. I will watch it again."
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Katrina L. Burchett | Florida | 04/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Messenger's don't have much as far as material things, but the love they have for each other outweighs anything money can buy. And it's that love that gets them through when they are faced with trials.

It's the 1950's, and the store owner in a southern town gladly extends credit to George & Kitty Messenger (played by Gerald McRaney and Tyne Daly), who promise to pay when the crops come in. Unbeknownst to them, their son-in-law raises their bill and the store owner expects payment by the end of the week. Sheriff Ashford sees this as an opportunity to abuse his authority and get the Messengers - Yankee trash, as he calls them - out of his so-called "fine" town of Jackson. He comes up with a bogus charge, and the Messengers lives become a living hell. George and Kitty spend time in jail and some of their children are sent to a foster home, where old man Virgil is a pervert who sets his sights on their feisty teenage daughter (played by Alicia Silverstone).

The sheriff is played by Sonny Shroyer. I remember him from Dukes of Hazard; he played Enos and he was likable. With this role he sure has proved that he can play someone who is rude, prejudice, unfeeling and downright evil; a very unlikable character.

I have liked watching Gerald McRaney's work ever since Simon & Simon, and I have been an admirer of Tyne Daly ever since Cagney & Lacy. If she has ever played a role where she isn't a strong woman who isn't afraid to face her problems head on, I haven't seen it.

My people perish for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6) is what comes to mind when I watch this movie. The Messengers were convicted of a crime that didn't exist, because they didn't know that - as the lawyer who pleads their case to a judge puts it - nobody in this country can be jailed for debt. But in the end Kitty gains the knowledge and courage she needs to lead her family back to heaven on earth.

Although there are parts that irritate me, I like Scattered Dreams. The first time I saw it was some years ago on television. When I came across the DVD here on Amazon, I purchased it immediately. And the speech Kitty (Tyne Daly) gives in the courtroom at the end - so touching, so true.