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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

  • Drama
  • 2005
  • Jane Anderson
  • 12

Summary

A woman struggles to raise 10 children in the 1950s, while her seemingly affable husband descends into alcoholism. She wins a national contest to write an advertising jingle, and soon puts her way with words to good use, entering a succession of similar events under her children's names and earning the money she needs to support her struggling family. Fact-based drama, starring Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern.

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Evelyn RyanJulianne Moore
Kelly RyanWoody Harrelson
Dortha SchaeferLaura Dern
Teenage Bruce RyanTrevor Morgan
Teenage Tuff RyanEllary Porterfield
Ray the milkmanSimon Reynolds
Father McCagueDavid Gardner
Cutter MurphyMartin Doyle

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DirectorJane Anderson

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