Date: June 13, 1997
This Movie plays Sophisticated Lady performed by Billie Holiday
Ulee (short for Ulysses) Jackson, is a Vietnam vet, widower and grandfather. He is a beekeeper by profession, who raises two granddaughters because his son is in prison and his daughter-in-law Helen, a drug addict, has run away. The son implores him to look for his wife and bring her home. Upon returning home with Helen, Ulee's granddaughters see their mother going through withdrawal, and plead with their neighbor Connie to help her. Connie is a twice-divorced nurse who assists Ulee in getting his daughter-in-law through detox. The film shows Ulee holding the family together and attempting to protect them from two young criminals, associates of his son, who come looking for a hidden stash of cash.