Where the Heart Is


2h 2000

Brief Synopsis

Novalee Nation, 17 and very pregnant, has never been a part of a real home. The closest thing to family for the hard-luck teen is her selfish, would-be musician boyfriend Willy Jack, with whom she's traveling from Tennessee to California in a rust bucket that used to be a Plymouth. A bathroom stop e

Film Details

Also Known As
Där mitt hjärta finns, Ou le coeur nous mene
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Novalee Nation, 17 and very pregnant, has never been a part of a real home. The closest thing to family for the hard-luck teen is her selfish, would-be musician boyfriend Willy Jack, with whom she's traveling from Tennessee to California in a rust bucket that used to be a Plymouth. A bathroom stop en route, at an Oklahoma Wal-Mart, changes Novalee's life forever. For when she leaves the store, she discovers that Willy Jack and the Plymouth are gone. Alone and broke, Novalee surreptitiously moves into the vast store, borrowing food and supplies from its shelves. When she gives birth on the floor- and her hideaway is revealed- Novalee and her 'Wal-Mart Baby' become instant celebrities. More importantly, over the next few years, Novalee finally becomes part of an unconventional, makeshift family comprised of her wonderfully eccentric new friends. Now, with the family she always wanted, Novalee is transformed from a homeless teen into a successful and strong woman, who has finally found a home.

Crew

Terry Adams

Song

Monica Allen

Assistant

Colleen Arnaud

Accounting Assistant

Kami Asgar

Editor

Richard J. Ball

Key Rigging Grip

Delayne Barnett

Other

Matt Earl Beesley

Assistant Director

David Bennett

Production Accountant

Arthur Blum

Dolly Grip

Jo Edna Boldin

Casting

Kevin Bowe

Song

Felicity Bowring

Makeup

Dana Brayton

Original Music

Martin Brody

Original Music

Martin Brody

Music Conductor

Brent Brooks

Music Editor

Bart Brown

On-Set Dresser

Lisa Brown

Music Supervisor

Rodney T Brown

Other

Paul Bryan

Music

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Richard Burton

Editor

Buzzy Burwell

Rigging Gaffer

Tod Campbell

Production Assistant

Lisa Carey

Accountant

Don L Carr

Assistant Property Master

Keith Carter

Photography

Matt Cartsonis

Song

Susan Cartsonis

Producer

Dwight Cary

Generator Operator

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Song

Ray Charles

Song

Tena Clark

Song

Dan Clermont

Construction Coordinator

Bridget M. Cook

Hair Stylist

Andrea Corr

Song

Caroline Corr

Song

James Corr

Song

Sharon Corr

Song

Ian Crafford

Editor

Austin Cunningham

Song

Theda Cunningham

Assistant Camera Operator

Shannon Curfman

Song

Shannon Curfman

Song Performer

Mason Daring

Song

Mason Daring

Music

Don Davis

Song

Jennifer Day

Song Performer

Jennifer Day

Song

Greg De Belles

Song

Shanti Delsarte

Production Coordinator

Vicky B Dempsey

Extras Casting Assistant

Patricia Dillon

On-Set Dresser

Bob Dipiero

Song

Scott Dougherty

Visual Effects

Jessica Drake

Consultant

Melissa Economy

Assistant

Melinda Eshelman

Costume Designer

Sara Evans

Song Performer

Ramona Fabregas

Assistant Property Master

Chris Farren

Song

Gregory Faucett

Transportation Co-Captain

Randy Fife

Stunt Coordinator

Sam Fife

Stunts

Tommy Fine

Other

Carmen Finestra

Executive Producer

Mali Finn

Casting

Steve Fishell

Song

David E Fluhr

Rerecording

Linda Folk

Adr Editor

Adrienne Follese

Song

Keith Follese

Song

Gerrit Folsom

Coproducer

John A Frick

Art Director

Robbie Friedmann

Location Manager

Kimberly Sue Furlong

Set Costumer

Byron Gallimore

Song

Lowell Ganz

Screenplay

Hank Garfield

Sound Mixer

John Gidcomb

Adr Supervisor

David Goldstein

Other

Michael Golub

Other

Gina Grande

Script Supervisor

Dara Gray

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Richard Greatrex

Dp/Cinematographer

Richard Greatrex

Director Of Photography

Ken Greaves

Stunts

Patty Griffin

Song Performer

Andy Griggs

Song Performer

Emmylou Harris

Song Performer

Susan Hegarty

Consultant

Tim Heintz

Song

Liz Hengber

Song

Jim Henry

Stunts

John Hiatt

Song

Ed Hill

Song

John Hinkle

Other

Mike Hitch

Other

Nadine Grycan Hoss

Stunts

Dann Huff

Song

Edison Jackson

Other

Tommy Lee James

Song

Adam Jenkins

Rerecording

Gordie Johnson

Song

Margaret Johnson

Special Effects Coordinator

Monica Johnson

Office Assistant

Collette Jones

Assistant

Karen Jones

Assistant

Jason Ray Jurica

Best Boy

Suhail F Kafity

Editor

Mark Kay

Stunts

Jerry Kilber

Foreman

Wade Kirby

Song

Joanne Kissack

Costume Supervisor

Jonathan Klein

Foley Editor

Paul Kloss

Other

Kurt Kornemann

Best Boy Grip

Lindsey Hayes Kroeger

Casting Associate

Kristen Lea

Assistant

Paul T. Leblanc

Video Playback

Rick Leed

Executive Producer

Billie Letts

Source Material (From Novel)

Duke Levine

Music

Duke Levine

Song Performer

Dianne Minter Lewis

Coproducer

Eric A. Lewy

Assistant Editor

Ken Light

Other

Cindy Lindauer

Other

Hillary Lindsey

Song

Jimmy W Lindsey

Assistant Camera Operator

Lyle Lovett

Song

Jeri Lowe

Other

Kathleen Lungren

Assistant

Michael Magill

Dialogue Editor

Babaloo Mandel

Screenplay

Christopher Martin

Other

Dave Mattacks

Music

Martina Mcbride

Song

Coley Mccabe

Song Performer

Michael Mccarthy

Song Performer

David Mcfadzean

Producer

Dennis Mcneill

Color Timer

Dennis Meehan

Boom Operator

Raul Mello

Other

Beth Miller

Hair Stylist

Buddy Miller

Song

Mark Miller

Accounting Assistant

Malford Milligan

Song Performer

Randy E Moore

Special Effects Supervisor

Travis C Murphy

Production Assistant

Molly Murray

Art Department Coordinator

Sandra Nash

Assistant Editor

Danny Navarrette

Best Boy

David J Negron

Visual Effects Supervisor

Lonnie Nelson

Stunts

Lonnie Nelson

Transportation Captain

Mary C Nelson

Grip

Gary Nicholson

Song

Dayton Nietert

Gaffer

Michael Norris

Stunts

Billy Novick

Music

Joan Osborne

Song Performer

Vincent Palmo

Assistant Director

Douglas Parker

Assistant Sound Editor

Shobie Partos

Location Assistant

Darren Patnode

On-Set Dresser

Shane Patrick

On-Set Dresser

Paul Peters

Production Designer

M Caroline Pruet

Set Costumer

Buck Ram

Song

Annilee Ballentine Ramirez

Graphic Designer

Ande Rand

Song

Bonny Rice

Song

John Richards

Other

Matt Richardson

Grip

Carmen Rizzo

Song

Annie Roboff

Song

Rigney Sackley

Camera

Mark D Sanders

Song

Brooke Satrazemis

Other

Keith Sayer

Makeup Artist

Harvey Scales

Song

Phil Schriber

Transportation Coordinator

Emily Schweber

Casting Associate

Dave Shacter

Music Coordinator

Carrie Shepard

Assistant Editor

Charlie Shepard

Sound Supervisor

Ferrell A. Shinnick

Key Grip

Tim Short

Stunts

Peter Simonite

Assistant Camera Operator

Kevin Sims

Other

Tommy Sims

Song

Todd E Smiley

Best Boy

Thomas J Smith

Visual Effects Supervisor

Joey Spampinato

Song

Jennifer Spinks

Office Assistant

Brian Steward

Assistant Director

Janet Stokes

Set Designer

Christopher Stull

On-Set Dresser

Wallace R Symns

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Där mitt hjärta finns, Ou le coeur nous mene
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 28, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 26, 2000

Based on the best-selling 1996 novel by Billie Letts.

Fox reportedly picked up rights to film for $9 million.

Project previously in development at Randa Haines Company with Randa Haines attached to produce and direct.

Feature directorial debut for Matt Williams, creator of television shows "Roseanne" and "Home Improvements".

Began shooting June 21, 1999.

Completed shooting August 26, 1999.

Released in United States Spring April 28, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 26, 2000