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Title The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio [videorecording] / Dreamworks Pictures and Revolution Studios present an Imagemovers production ; produced by Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis ; written for the screen and directed by Jane Anderson.

Publication Info. [Universal City, CA] : DreamWorks Pictures : Distributed by Universal Pictures, [2006]


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Description 1 videodisc (1 hr., 39 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Note Based on the book "The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio: how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less" by Terry Ryan.
Credits Director of photography, Jonathan Freeman ; art director, Andrew M. Stearn ; editor, Robert Dalva ; music, John Frizzell ; costume designer, Hala Bahmet ; production designer, Edward T. McAvoy.
Cast Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Trevor Morgan, Ellary Porterfield, Simon Reynolds.
Summary Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan. Offers a revealing study of the housewife's plight during the Eisenhower era, along with an inspiring tale of tenacity and survival against formidable odds. Evelyn is a cheerfully strong-willed mother of ten who compensates for the failings of her alcoholic husband by becoming the most successful "contester" in the country. Between the mid-1950s and the early '60s, Evelyn submitted cleverly worded poems, jingles, and slogans in corporate sponsored contests. Winning everything from palm trees and pogo-sticks to sports cars and cash, she somehow mangages to hold the financially desperate family together with happy smiles and a rock-solid defiance.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some disturbing images and language.
System Details DVD; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; DVD-9; single sided.
Language Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo) with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Subject Ryan, Evelyn -- Drama.
Housewives -- Ohio -- Defiance -- Drama.
Contests -- United States -- Drama.
Families -- Ohio -- Defiance -- Drama.
Amas de casa -- Ohio -- Defiance -- Teatro.
Competencias -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro.
Housewives -- Ohio -- Defiance -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Contests -- United States -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Families -- Ohio -- Defiance -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Amas de casa -- Ohio -- Defiance -- Teatro -- Grabaciones videos.
Competencias -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro -- Grabaciones videos.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Biographical films.
Biographical -- Feature.
Women -- Feature.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Biographical films.
Local Subject Digital video collection.
Added Author Moore, Julianne.
Anderson, Jane, 1954-
Harrelson, Woody.
Dern, Laura.
Morgan, Trevor, 1986-
Porterfield, Ellary, 1989-
Freeman, Jonathan.
Frizzell, John, 1966-
Ryan, Terry, 1946-2007.
Dreamworks Pictures.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Added Title Prize winner of Defiance, Ohio (Motion picture)
ISBN 1417030852
Standard No. 678149196429
Music No. 91964 DreamWorks Pictures

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