||Based on the novel by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1996.
Double-sided disc includes standard version (side one) and widescreen film (side two).
Special features: Introduction by Roger Ebert; Interviews with cast, filmmakers and author; Theatrical trailer.
Special features: Cast & crew [text feature]; Introduction by Roger Ebert [featurette] (3 min.); Public service announcement [featurette] (0:32 min.); Theatrical trailer [featurette] (2 min.); Interviews with cast, filmmakers, and author [featurette] (14 min.).
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital surround stereo; widescreen presentation preserving the theatrical exhibition aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for widescreen televisions; full screen presentation aspect ratio 4:3.
Michael Moriarty (Ray Preston), Blake Heron (Marty Preston), Scott Wilson (Judd Travers), Ann Dowd (Louise Preston), J. Madison Wright (Sam), Shira Roth (Dara Lynn), Tori Wright (Becky), Bonnie Bartlett (Mrs. Wallace), Rod Steiger (Doc Wallace).
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Thai, or Korean; closed-captioned.
Director of photography, Frank Byers ; film editor, Mark Westmore ; music by Joel Goldsmith ; costume designer, Charmian Schreiner ; production designer, Amy Ancona.