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Old Man (1997)

02/10/1997 (US) Drama 1h 38m


One of the most frequently dramatized of all William Faulkner stories, Old Man is based on a section of Faulkner's 1939 novel The Wild Palms. Set during the cataclysmic 1927 Mississippi river flood, the story revolves around the curious relationship between prison convict J.J. Taylor (Arliss Howard) and a young, pregnant woman named Addie (Jeanne Tripplehorn). Pressed into service to rescue victims of the flood, Taylor finds Addie stuck in a tree, her husband nowhere in sight. Managing to get Addie down, Taylor finds himself cut off from the other rescuers, and thus is solely responsible for the future wellbeing of the stranded woman and her unborn child.

  1. John Kent Harrison


  2. William Faulkner


  3. Horton Foote


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jeanne Tripplehorn

    Jeanne Tripplehorn

    Addie Rebecca Brice

  2. Arliss Howard

    Arliss Howard

    J.J. Taylor

  3. Leo Burmester

    Leo Burmester

    Plump Convict

  4. Daro Latiolais

    Cajun Man

  5. Ray McKinnon

    Ray McKinnon

    Shanty Man with Gun

  6. Jerry Leggio


  7. Horace Trahan

    Singer on Boat

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Old Man
Old Man

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Original Language English

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