Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

Bastard Out of Carolina  (1996)

Release Date: 15 December 1996 (USA)


Director: Anjelica Huston
Writers: Dorothy Allison (book), Anne Meredith


Running time: 97 minutes




Jennifer Jason Leigh - Anney Boatwright
Ron Eldard - Glen Waddell
Glenne Headly - Ruth
Lyle Lovett - Wade
Jena Malone - Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright
Dermot Mulroney - Lyle Parsons
Christina Ricci - Dee Dee
Michael Rooker - Earle

Diana Scarwid - Raylene
Susan Traylor - Alma
Grace Zabriskie - Granny
Laura Dern - Narrator (voice)
Lindley Mayer - Reese Boatwright
Pat Hingle - Mr.Waddell
Richard Todd Sullivan - Travis
Jamison Stewart - Grey
Timothy Stewart - Garvey




In post-WW II South Carolina, a young woman named Anney gives birth to an illegitimate child, nicknamed Bone. A few years later, Anney marries the seemingly decent Glen, who does not get along with Bone. Annie's miscarriage of a boy enrages her husband, who, behind his wife's back, begins to physically abuse Bone on a regular basis. After Anney discovers what her husband has been doing, she leaves Glen. But her need for a man's love eventually compels her to return to Glen, setting the stage for a heinous incident between Glen and his stepdaughter. As a result, a rift forms between mother and daughter - that may never be healed...