The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Movie Poster
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On DVD/VOD: March 14, 2006


Evelyn Ryan (Julianne Moore) is a devoted housewife and mother of ten in the 1950s. Her husband (Woody Harrelson) can't seem to make ends meet, but that doesn't stop the car from breaking down, the mortgage coming due and the bills from piling up. It falls to Evelyn to defy the conventions of the day and find a way to keep her family together with the odds stacked against them. Applying her remarkable resourcefulness and an uncommon wit, Evelyn finds her own way in the profitable jingle contests popular in the 1950s and '60s.

Based on a true story and the book by Terry Ryan.

Director: Jane Anderson
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Producer(s): Jack Rapke, Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey
Cast: Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Melanie Tonello
Writer(s): Jane Anderson
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