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Encyclopedia > The Bridges of Madison County (film)
The Bridges of Madison County

Original movie poster for The Bridges of Madison County.
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Produced by Clint Eastwood
Kathleen Kennedy
Written by Robert James Waller (novel)
Richard LaGravenese
Starring Meryl Streep
Clint Eastwood
Annie Corley
Victor Slezak
Jim Haynie
Cinematography Jack King
Editing by Joel Cox
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) 2 June 1995
Running time 135 min.
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Budget $22 million (estimated)
Gross revenue $182,016,617 (worldwide)
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The Bridges of Madison County is a 1995 film based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller. It was made by Amblin Entertainment, Malpaso Productions and Warner Bros. It was produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with Kathleen Kennedy as co-producer and the screenplay was adapted by Richard LaGravenese. The Bridges of Madison County is a best-selling novel by Robert James Waller which tells the story of a lonely Italian war bride who develops a romantic interest in a dashing photographer who has come to Madison County, Iowa in order to create a photographic essay on the covered... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Clint Eastwood (born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Clint Eastwood (born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Producer Kathleen Kennedy Kathleen Kennedy (b. ... Robert James Waller (born August 1, 1939 in Rockford, Iowa) is an American author also known for his work as a photographer and musician. ... Richard LaGravenese is an American screenwriter and ocassional film director, born October 30, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York. ... Mary Louise Streep, mostly known as Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ... Clint Eastwood (born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Victor Slezak (born July 30, 1957, in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American stage and screen actor who has appeared in films including The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Beyond Rangoon (1995), The Devils Own (1997), The Seige (1998),The Cats Meow (2001), Timequest (2002), and The Notorious Bettie... Jack King is a pseudonym for a former top-secret government courier, who was privy to all the ins and outs of covert maneuvering on a global scale. ... “WB” redirects here. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... The Bridges of Madison County is a best-selling novel by Robert James Waller which tells the story of a lonely Italian war bride who develops a romantic interest in a dashing photographer who has come to Madison County, Iowa in order to create a photographic essay on the covered... Robert James Waller (born August 1, 1939 in Rockford, Iowa) is an American author also known for his work as a photographer and musician. ... Amblin Entertainment logo. ... Malpaso Productions is Clint Eastwoods production company. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Clint Eastwood (born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Kathleen Agnes Kennedy, née (February 20, 1920–May 13, 1948), was the eldest daughter of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. ... Richard LaGravenese is an American screenwriter and ocassional film director, born October 30, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York. ...


The film stars Eastwood and Meryl Streep. The movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (Meryl Streep). Mary Louise Streep, mostly known as Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...

Contents

Plot

The film is set in the summer of 1965. It tells the story of Francesca (Meryl Streep), a lonely Italian Iowa housewife. While her husband and children are away at the Illinois State Fair, she meets and falls in love with a photographer (Clint Eastwood) who has come to Madison County, Iowa to create a photographic essay for National Geographic on the covered bridges in the area. The four days they spend together are a turning point in her life and she writes of her experience in a diary which is discovered by her children after her death. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... A photographer at the Calgary Folk Music Festival Paparazzi at the Tribeca Film Festival A photographer is a person who takes a photograph using a camera. ... Holliwell Bridge, one of the six remaining covered bridges in Madison County Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... A photo essay is a set or series of photographs that are intended to tell a story or evoke a series of emotions in the viewer. ... The National Geographic Society was founded in the USA on January 27, 1888, by 33 men interested in organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge. ... A covered bridge is a bridge, often single-lane, with enclosed sides and a roof. ...


Cast

  • Clint Eastwood ... Robert Kincaid
  • Meryl Streep ... Francesca Johnson
  • Annie Corley ... Caroline Johnson
  • Victor Slezak ... Michael Johnson
  • Jim Haynie ... Richard Johnson
  • Sarah Kathryn Schmitt ... Young Carolyn
  • Christopher Kroon ... Young Michael
  • Phyllis Lyons ... Betty
  • Debra Monk ... Madge
  • Richard Lage ... Lawyer Peterson
  • Michelle Benes ... Lucy Redfield
  • Alison Wiegert ... Child #1
  • Brandon Bobst ... Child #2
  • Pearl Faessler ... Wife
  • R.E. 'Stick' Faessler ... Husband

Clint Eastwood (born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Mary Louise Streep, mostly known as Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ... Victor Slezak (born July 30, 1957, in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American stage and screen actor who has appeared in films including The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Beyond Rangoon (1995), The Devils Own (1997), The Seige (1998),The Cats Meow (2001), Timequest (2002), and The Notorious Bettie... Debra Monk (born February 27, 1949) is an actress and author. ...

Awards

Won

  • ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards:
    • Top Box Office Films
  • Blue Ribbon Awards (Japan):
    • Best Foreign Language Film
  • BMI Film & TV Awards:
    • BMI Film Music Award (Lennie Niehaus)
  • Kinema Junpo Awards (Japan):
    • Best Foreign Language Film Director (Clint Eastwood)
  • Mainichi Film Concours (Japan):
    • Best Foreign Language Film

The Blue Ribbon Awards are film-specific prizes awarded solely by movie critics and writers in Tokyo, Japan. ... The Mainichi Film Awards are a series of annual animation awards, sponsored by Mainichi Shinbun (毎日新聞), one of the largest newspaper companies in Japan, since the end of the World War II. Following the death of pioneering animator ŌFUJI Noburō (大藤信郎) in 1961, Mainichi established a new Ōfuji Noburō Award in his...

Nominated

Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is not a labor union or guild, but rather an educational, cultural and professional organization. ... The Japanese Academy Awards (officially Prize) have been held since 1977 to reward excellence in Japanese film. ... The César Award is the national film award of France first given out in 1975. ... 53rd Golden Globe Awards January 21, 1996 Picture - Drama: Sense and Sensibility Picture - Musical or Comedy: Babe TV Series - Drama: Party of Five TV Series - Musical or Comedy: Cybill The 53rd Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 1995, were held in January 21, 1996. ... 2nd SAG Awards February 24, 1996 Best Cast - Motion Picture: Apollo 13 Best Cast - Drama Series: ER Best Cast - Comedy Series: Friends The 2nd Screen Actors Guild Awards were presented on 24 February 1996 in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. // Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor...

See also

Holliwell Bridge, one of the six remaining covered bridges in Madison County Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ...

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