The Sandy Bottom Orchestra [DVD] [2000]

The made-for-cable adaptation of Garrison Keillor's novel The Sandy Bottom Orchestra comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. An English soundtrack has been rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include filmographies and a photo gallery. Showtime has done a fine job with this release.
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Special Features

  • In-depth filmographies
  • Spanish language
  • Closed captioning
  • Extensive photo gallery


The Sandy Bottom Orchestra
Adapted from a novel by Garrison Keillor and Jenny Lind Nillson, this made-for-Showtime movie is set in the conservative small town of Sandy Bottom, WI, where life moves along at a pleasantly quaint pace and doctors still make house calls. Although life may be agreeable for most of the town's residents, it has never been easy for Ingrid Green (Glenne Headly), a classically trained pianist who moved to Sandy Bottom years ago with her dairy farmer husband Norman (Tom Irwin). Politically outspoken and cheerfully eccentric, Ingrid has never fit in with the town's residents, and when Norman announces his intention to put together a classical concert instead of the traditional marching band for the town's Dairy Days, his decision sets in motion a whole chain of events that disrupt everyday life in Sandy Bottom. Meanwhile, Ingrid and Norman's daughter Rachel (Madeline Zima) is struggling with her own problems: a star violinist who has inherited her mother's talent, she is concerned that she has also inherited Ingrid's eccentricities, and the fact that she's growing away from her best friend and wants to attend a musical academy doesn't make fitting in any easier. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Glenne Headly
    Glenne Headly - Ingrid Green
  • Tom Irwin
    Tom Irwin - Norman Green
  • Madeline Zima
    Madeline Zima - Rachel Green
  • Jane Powell
    Jane Powell - Delia Ferguson
  • Richard McMillan
    Richard McMillan - Jim Sykes
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