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The Bridges of Madison County Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The brief, illicit love affair between an Iowa housewife and a post-middle-age free-lance photographer is chronicled in this powerful romance based on the best-selling novella by Robert James Waller. The story begins as globetrotting National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid journeys to Madison County in 1965 to film its lovely covered bridges. Upon his arrival, he stops by an old farmhouse to ask directions. There he encounters housewife, Francesca Johnson, whose spouse and two children are out of town. Thus begins their four-day affair, a liaison that fundamentally changes them both. Later Francesca chronicles the affair in a diary which her flabbergasted grown children read; never would they have expected their mother to be capable of the passion she experienced with Kincaid. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Screen Actors Guild Meryl Streep Best Actress 1995 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Meryl Streep Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Meryl Streep Best Actress 1995 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Jack N. Green Best Cinematography 1995 Nominee

Cast

Clint Eastwood
as Robert Kincaid
Meryl Streep
as Francesca Johnson
Annie Corley
as Caroline
Victor Slezak
as Michael Johnson
Jim Haynie
as Richard Johnson
Kyle Eastwood
as James River Band #6
Phyllis Lyons
as Betty
Debra Monk
as Madge
George Orrison
as Cafe Patron

Crew

Clint Eastwood
Director
Clint Eastwood
Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
Producer
Richard LaGravenese
Screenwriter
Jack N. Green
Cinematographer
Joel Cox
Editor
Jeannine Oppewall
Production Designer
Bill Arnold
Art Director
Michael Maurer
Associate Producer
Jay R. Hart
Set Designer
Colleen Kelsall
Costume Designer
Willie D. Burton
Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce Ricker
Consultant/advisor
Stephen Campanelli
Camera Operator
Ellen Chenoweth
Casting
Jim Behnke
Unit Production Manager
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