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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 12 July 2003
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A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society.


Paul Johansson


Paul Johansson
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Gena Rowlands ... Mrs.Ritchie
Kevin Zegers ... Charlie
David Schofield ... Sonny
Leslie Hope ... Joan
Cameron Daddo ... Jim
Brenda James ... Virginia
James Caan ... Mr. Dewitt
Justin Chatwin ... Lawrence
Jeremy Raymond ... Stanley
Anna Van Hooft ... Samantha
Brendan Prost Brendan Prost ... Al
John Speer John Speer ... Lester
Darcy Dunlop Darcy Dunlop ... Mrs. Crisp
Sean Rooney Sean Rooney ... Ronnie
Will Weldon Will Weldon ... Donnie


High school principal Harry Dewitt believes student Charlie stole local retiree Evelyn Ritchie's handbag, so he arranges a punishment that puts the boy to work in the old woman's garden. From the start, Charlie is puzzled by the widow, who believes she can talk to her dead husband's spirit. But, as he spends more time with Evelyn and her two mentally challenged sons, he begins to lose his anger and see life in a different way. Written by Jwelch5742

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He was a kid with a past, and no future until he met...



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including teen drinking and smoking, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »



Canada | UK | USA



Release Date:

12 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az elképesztő Mrs. Ritchie See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This movie has a great heart.
9 September 2005 | by hats_flowersSee all my reviews

I love this movie it shows us that when we value life in all forms and come from love we are blessed.

The respect Mrs. Richie showed for her two sons gave them the opportunity to grow to their full potential. The love and forgiveness she had for her husband that could not accept his son keep alive to work through the years in their hearts and minds. The husband even though he could not be with him never lost touch. Then there was the family which looked like it could not be redeemed and yet through truth and the son saying "I told you what I thought what you wanted to hear." How often has the that happen in recent years where it has effect peoples lives in a very negative way. When she put an earing back into the earth it showed us that we need to give back to all life. There was so much richness caring in the movie that it is hard to put it into words. Like the garden and the baskets she gave out, her awareness of the limitations of what each recipienent could eat, to me it was love and a return to caring for your neighbor. We all can look around and see where we can extend ourselves to those around us. It was just lovely and has stayed with me like the the movie Enchanted April.

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