Sunshine State

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 2002
  • Running time: 141 min
From acclaimed writer/director John Sayles (Lone Star, Passion Fish) comes an unforgettable portrait of a richly diverse Florida town threatened by real estate developers. Edie Falco, Angela Bassett and Timothy Hutton lead a remarkable ensemble. read more
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From acclaimed writer/director John Sayles (Lone Star, Passion Fish) comes an unforgettable portrait of a richly diverse Florida town threatened by real estate developers. Edie Falco, Angela Bassett and Timothy Hutton lead a remarkable ensemble. A tidal wave of change is coming to Delrona Beach, Florida. Out-of-state developers have descended upon the sleepy coastal community with the promise of big bucks and bigger changes. Torn between honoring family obligations and the lure of quick cash, the locals greet the outsiders with a wildly mixed reception. Marly (Falco, TV's "The Sopranos") is eager to sell the family business and start her life over. As caretaker to her father's motel and restaurant, she's grown resentful of missed opportunities but finds a glimmer of hope in a tentative romance with a visiting landscape architect (Oscar® winner Timothy Hutton). Desiree (Oscar® nominee Angela Bassett) left town years ago to escape scandal and make a name for herself as an actress. Reluctantly returning home, she finds her strong-willed mother (Mary Alice) unwilling to let go of the past. Co-starring Mary Steenburgen, James McDaniel, Jane Alexander and Ralph Waite, SUNSHINE STATE is a winning tribute to everyone who lives and works in a land of dreams realized and dreams deferred.

Original Release

06/21/2002

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Cast

Angela Bassett Desiree Perry
Edie Falco Marly Temple
Jane Alexander Delia Temple
Miguel Ferrer Lester
Ralph Waite Furman Temple
Timothy Hutton Jack Meadows
Alan King Murray Silver
Mary Steenburgen Francine Pinkney
Clifton James Buster Bidwell
James McDaniel Reggie Perry
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Sayles

Writers

John Sayles

Cast

Angela Bassett Desiree Perry
Edie Falco Marly Temple
Jane Alexander Delia Temple
Miguel Ferrer Lester
Ralph Waite Furman Temple
Timothy Hutton Jack Meadows
Alan King Murray Silver
Mary Steenburgen Francine Pinkney
Clifton James Buster Bidwell
James McDaniel Reggie Perry
Richard Edson Steve Tregaskis
Gordon Clapp Earl Pinkney
Alex Lewis Terrell
Cullen Douglas Jefferson Cash
Eliot Asinof Silent Sam
Amanda Wing Krissy
Kyle Meenan Dick Yordan
Perry Lang Greg
Marc Blucas Scotty Duval
Jon Coen Officer Bryce

Producers

Editors

John Sayles

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