The Grass Harp (1995)

Director
Charles Matthau

Main cast
Piper Laurie; Sissy Spacek; Walter Matthau; Edward Furlong; Nell Carter

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Family

Description
Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.


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