Cover image for A painted house
Title:
A painted house
Author:
Speck, Jason.
Publication Information:
[United States] : Hallmark Home Entertainment, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Luke Chandler, a seven-year-old farm boy lives in the cotton fields with his family in a little house that's never been painted. The Chandlers farm eighty rented acres. When the cotton is ready they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest it. As the weeks picking cotton pass Luke sees and hears things no seven-year-old should, and finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever.
General Note:
Originally broadcast by CBS Apr. 27, 2003.

Based on the novel by John Grisham.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
UPC:
707729143277
Format :
DVD

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Based on John Grisham's semi-autobiographical novel (which he regarded as his favorite because it "contains no lawyers"), A Painted House is set in the rural community of Oak Park, AR, in 1952. The story is told through the eyes of ten-year-old Luke Chandler (Logan Lerman), who lives and works on a rundown cotton farm with his parents (Robert Sean Leonard and Arija Bareikis) and grandparents (Scott Glenn and Melinda Dillon). It is Luke's personal mission to earn enough money picking cotton to be able to afford a new coat of paint for the Chandler house. But as harvest time approaches, a number of plot complications distance Luke from his goal, including failed crops, dangerous weather, periodic run-ins with a family of migrant workers, and -- this being a John Grisham story -- a murder to which Luke is the sole eyewitness. Filmed on location in the Arkansas town of Lepanto, A Painted House first aired April 27, 2003, as a CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi