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The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio / Dreamworks Pictures and Revolution Studios present an Imagemovers production ; produced by Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis ; written for the screen and directed by Jane Anderson.

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  • ISBN: 1417030852
  • ISBN: 9781417030859
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 39 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Universal City, CA] : DreamWorks Pictures : [2006]

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General Note:
Based on the book "The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio: how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less" by Terry Ryan.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
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.
Participant or Performer Note:
Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Trevor Morgan, Ellary Porterfield, Simon Reynolds.
Summary, etc.:
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 mangages to hold the financially desperate family together with happy smiles and a rock-solid defiance.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some disturbing images and language.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; DVD-9; single sided.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo) with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Subject: Ryan, Evelyn > Drama.
Housewives > Ohio > Defiance > Drama.
Contests > United States > Drama.
Families > Ohio > Defiance > Drama.
Amas de casa > Ohio > Defiance > Teatro.
Competencias > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Genre: Feature films.
Biographical films.
Biographical > Feature.
Women > Feature.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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