Ulee's Gold

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Peter Fonda received a richly deserved Oscar nomination for his superb performance as Ulysses "Ulee" Jackson, a Florida beekeeper forced to put his splintered family back together. Ulee is a Vietnam veteran whose wife died several years ago, a blow he's still learning to live with. His son Jimmy Tom Wood is in prison, and his daughter-in-law Helen Christine Dunford ran away, leaving Ulee to raise their two daughters by himself. Ulee is a quiet man who has a hard time displaying warmth and does not always deal ...
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Overview

Peter Fonda received a richly deserved Oscar nomination for his superb performance as Ulysses "Ulee" Jackson, a Florida beekeeper forced to put his splintered family back together. Ulee is a Vietnam veteran whose wife died several years ago, a blow he's still learning to live with. His son Jimmy Tom Wood is in prison, and his daughter-in-law Helen Christine Dunford ran away, leaving Ulee to raise their two daughters by himself. Ulee is a quiet man who has a hard time displaying warmth and does not always deal well with the rebellious children put in his care. But he possesses an intense inner strength and a firm sense of loyalty and responsibility. One day Ulee gets a call from Jimmy; he's received word that Helen has fallen in with a pair of drug dealers and is in sad shape. While he doesn't much care for the idea, Ulee heads out to rescue her, only to discover the men who have her were Jimmy's partners in the robbery that put him behind bars; they threaten Ulee by saying if they're not given the $100,000 Jimmy has stashed away, they'll come after his daughters. Meanwhile, Ulee is forced to deal with Helen's painful withdrawal from drugs; he gets some help from Connie Patricia Richardson, a divorced nurse who has recently moved into the neighborhood and seems to understand Ulee's lonely stoicism. Written and directed with subtle intelligence by Victor Nuñez, Ulee's Gold is a moving story about the trials and responsibilities of family ties, with Peter Fonda leading a fine cast that delivers uniformly impressive work.
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Ulee's Gold is a subtle, powerful film about family, sadness and obligation. Writer-director Victor Nuñez crafts a careful portrait of Ulee (Peter Fonda), a wounded but decent man who refuses to turn his back on those who have turned their backs on him in the past. The film succeeds by immersing us in the deliberate, haunted life of the tightly-drawn title character, played to perfection by the similarly stoic Peter Fonda; the actor received an Oscar nomination for his work. Patricia Richardson of TV's Home Improvement provides a thoughtful turn as the neighbor who inches her way into Ulee's life. Some may find the film's pace trying, but there are several scenes of surprising tension, as when Ulee is eventually forced to deal with his son's criminal cohorts. The scene evolves unconventionally, reflecting Nuñez's personal, uniquely independent approach with the material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2014
  • UPC: 883904304685
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: Mgm Mod
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,615

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Fonda Ulee Jackson
Patricia Richardson Connie Hope
Jessica Biel Casey Jackson
J. Kenneth Campbell Sheriff Bill Floyd
Tom Wood Jimmy Jackson
Christine Dunford Helen Jackson
Steven Flynn Eddie Flowers
Vanessa Zima Penny Jackson
Dewey Weber Ferris Dooley
Technical Credits
Victor Nuñez Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Judy Courtney Casting
Debbie De Villa Art Director
Charles Engstrom Songwriter
Robert Garner Production Designer
Sam Gowan Co-producer
Gus Holzer Asst. Director
Charles Kulsziski Set Decoration/Design
Virgil Marcus Mirano Cinematographer
Peter Saraf Co-producer
Edward Saxon Executive Producer
John Sloss Executive Producer
Alex Steyermark Musical Direction/Supervision
Valerie Thomas Executive Producer
Marilyn Wall-Asse Costumes/Costume Designer
Pete Winter Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ulee's Gold
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [9:59]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [10:00]
10. Chapter 10 [10:00]
11. Chapter 11 [9:59]
12. Chapter 12 [3:00]
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