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Uncle Daniel Ponder moves to give away his fortune, while his niece, Edna Earle, tries to tighten the reins on Daniel's generosity. After Daniel marries teenager Bonnie Dee Peacock, her death leads to Daniel's trial for murder

  1. Martha Coolidge


  2. Eudora Welty


  3. Gail Gilchriest


Top Billed Cast

  1. Angela Bettis

    Angela Bettis

    Bonnie Dee Peacock

  2. JoBeth Williams

    JoBeth Williams

    Edna Earle Ponder

  3. Jennifer Lewis

    Narcissa Wingfield

  4. Victor Slezak

    Victor Slezak

    Ovid Springer

  5. Brent Spiner

    Brent Spiner

    Dorris Grabney

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The Ponder Heart
The Ponder Heart


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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 15, 2001


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

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