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Sunshine State

Year:
Duration:
141 min
Genres:
Drama | Romance
IMDB rate:
6.9
Director:
John Sayles
Awards:
8 wins & 2 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2002-07-26
Filming Locations: Amelia Island, Florida, USA
Earnings
Budget: $5,600,000
Opening Weekend: $93,072 (USA) (23 June 2002)
Gross: $3,064,356 (USA) (17 November 2002)
Cast
Actor
Character
Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
Sunshine State
Alex Lewis
Terrell
Alan King
Murray Silver
Cullen Douglas
Jefferson Cash
Clifton James
Buster Bidwell
Eliot Asinof
Silent Sam
James McDaniel
Reggie Perry
Angela Bassett
Desiree Perry
Edie Falco
Marly Temple
Amanda Wing
Krissy
Timothy Hutton
Jack Meadows
Perry Lang
Greg
Miguel Ferrer
Lester
Gordon Clapp
Earl Pinkney
Kyle Meenan
Dick Yordan
Mary Steenburgen
Francine Pinkney
Jon Coen
Officer Bryce
James Brower
Park Employee
Bill Cobbs
Dr. Lloyd
Barbara Young
Mrs. Pierce
Mary Alice
Eunice Stokes
Rand D. Burns
Dub
Dan Bright
Lyle Shiflett
Michael Greyeyes
Billy Trucks
Rhynell Brumfield
Quarles
Sam McMurray
Todd Northrup
Tim Powell
Buyer
Brett Rice
Buyer #2
Vi Bennett
Chairwoman
Marc Blucas
Scotty Duval
Patricia Clay
Judge
Karen Garrett
Social Worker
Laird Stuart
Prosecutor
Charlayne Woodard
Loretta
Tom Wright
Flash Phillips
Ralph Waite
Furman Temple
Debra Bracey
Nurse Gwen
Brooks Anne Hayes
Rosellen
Richard Edson
Steve Tregaskis
Joey Griffin
Smoot
John Morrissey
Boy
Ashley Brumby
April
Jay Smith
Underhill
Dennis Neal
Olney
Sharon Culpepper
Church Soloist
Charles Albert Jr.
Reverend Sutcliff
David Preuss
Tourist Man
Maureen Preuss
Tourist Woman
Fletcher Liegerot
Barfly (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
The song "Skeeter Pie" in the closing credits was written as a backup if they had been unable to get rights to the Lynyrd Skynyrd song in the trailer park scene.
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John Sayles:  almost gets hit by the golf ball in the closing scene.
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On shooting location, a road was being blocked and a couple of patrons could not get to a bar across the street until the crew was done shooting that particular scene. While in the middle of filming a scene, one man furious with waiting runs across the scene and moons the camera, eventually making it to the bar safely.
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Goofs
Early in the film when Francine is talking with one of the developers, they pass a sign in the foreground that says "Amelia Island", the filming location, instead of the film's fictional location, Plantation Island.
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When the bulldozer is about to tear down the trees, there are tracks in the dirt from previous takes.
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During the conversation between Desiree and her mother on the beach, the door to the house is suddenly closed, though there is no evidence of anyone having closed it and it makes no sound.
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Quotes
Marly Temple: The important thing is to keep that smile on your face, even when you're drowning.
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Delia Temple: I must say, my youthful aspirations had nothing to do with becoming the Sarah Bernhardt of Delrona Beach. We adjust.
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Marly Temple: Shit happens, you know. A lot of it happened to me.
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Photos from cast
Jane Alexander