Overview

Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a German immigrant and traveling salesman working for the Hamilton Watch Company, is off on long trips from which the boy cannot be certain he will return.

  1. Steven Soderbergh

    Director, Screenplay

  2. A.E. Hotchner

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jesse Bradford

    Jesse Bradford

    Aaron Kurlander

  2. Jeroen Krabbé

    Jeroen Krabbé

    Mr. Kurlander

  3. Lisa Eichhorn

    Lisa Eichhorn

    Mrs. Kurlander

  4. Karen Allen

    Karen Allen

    Miss Mathey

  5. Spalding Gray

    Spalding Gray

    Mr. Mungo

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Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 20, 1993
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget -

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