TV Movie | Not Rated | | Drama
In an effort to understand the plight of homeless women living on the streets, young social worker, Carrie Lange (Daphne Zuniga) attempts befriending a homeless woman named Florabelle ('... See full summary »
About her research to play a bag lady: "I did not talk to any of them...but I don't believe what everybody says...that they are on the streets because they want to be there. Well, that may be true for some of the older, more disturbed ladies who just don't have any more hope left, but I don't believe that's true of all of them.'' Ball did confess to reading 'Shopping Bag Ladies,' a book by Anne Marie Rousseau, published in 1982. Rousseau also acted as the film's technical adviser.
New York City water... the best water in the country... what'd you think?
A grocery bag from "Publix" is clearly visible in Florabelle's cart. There is not now, nor has there ever been a Publix store in or around New York.
Over the final credits, Carrie drives Florabelle to a run-down little cottage with a garden. Flora digs her hands into the soil with smile on her face.