Plot – Nell has grown in the woods of North Carolina and speaks a language made of sounds. Jerome Lovell, the medical officer of the nearest village, finds her when she's already 30. Psychologist Paula Olsen is determined to steal her to the wild life, while the doctor wants to protect Nell from civilization. A judge decides they have to spend with her three months to observe her lifestyle, so they both settle in the woods. Nell's mysterious and fascinating gestures intrigue them and they are deeply touched by her innocence and simplicity. Jerome protects her and Paula grows fond to her subject of study.
All actors – Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Richard Libertini, Nick Searcy, Robin Mullins, Jeremy Davies, O'Neal Compton, Heather M. Bomba, Marianne E. Bomba, Sean Bridgers, Joe Inscoe, Stephanie Dawn Wood, Mary Lynn Riner, Lucile McIntyre, Al Wiggins, Beth Bostic, Rob Buren III, Chris T. Hill, Tim Mehaffey, Dana Stevens, Nicole Adair, Robin Rochelle, Susan Correll Hickerson, Marlon Jackson, Danny Millsapsshow all
“Nell” Quotes 11 quotes
“- Todd Peterson: I guess she's what you'd call a hermit. She talked kinda funny, too. She was kinda like: 'Durr murr muh...'.
- Jerome Lovell: Only one side of her face was working. You try talking out of one side of your face.”
“Even caring has an ulterior motive.”
“The last time I saw the Lord was in church of my wedding and look how that turned out.”
“- Jerome Lovell: She lives here all alone, huh?
- Todd Peterson: That's what hermits do, Lowell. They live alone and they die alone.”
“- Paula Olsen: Turn that thing off! What the hell do you think you're doin'? She's never heard music before.
- Jerome Lovell: Hey! Sometimes people just do things! It's called impulse. Try it some time.
- Paula Olsen: It's called doin' what you want when you want to, and not giving a shit about anybody else! I grew out of it by the age of six!”
“Let me give you a little peek into the future, Paula. One day soon some hiker or fisherman is gonna walk out of those woods with a story about a wild woman. And that'll bring the news reporters and the reports will bring the crowds, who will bring the talk-showhosts. Nell will find she's hired a lawyer, an agent, a manager, and three...” (continue)(continue reading)
“I've got someone to cover for me. Everybody's replaceable.”