PG-13 | | Biography, Drama
Some of the dresses worn by Julianne Moore in the film belonged to the real-life Evelyn Ryan. Her children had saved them and offered the use of them for the film.
If you were stranded on an island and could take only one beverage with you, which beverage would you take?
Evelyn Ryan: Orange juice.
Detective Feeney: Orange juice?
Evelyn Ryan: Yes, orange juice... to prevent scurvy.
Evelyn Ryan: But my beverage of choice is Dr. Pepper.
On two occasions, characters mention the distance between Defiance, Ohio and Payne, Ohio. It's clear they actually said the distance was 45 miles, but the words "85 miles" were dubbed in later.
Before the ending credits roll, updates are given of all the children and of Ms. Schaefer along with their real life photos.
$159,056 2 October 2005