Sweet Home Alabama 18 years old

Sometimes What You're Looking For Is Right Where You Left It.

Sweet Home Alabama

New York fashion designer, Melanie Carmichael suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But her past holds many secrets—including Jake, the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their contentious relationship once and for all, Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past.


Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon

Melanie "Carmichael" Smooter Perry

Nathan Lee Graham
Nathan Lee Graham

Frederick Montana

Colin Ford
Colin Ford

Clinton Jr. (uncredited)

Leslie Hendrix
Leslie Hendrix


Mary Kay Place
Mary Kay Place

Pearl Smooter

Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey

Andrew Hennings

All Cast

Name Character
Reese Witherspoon She was 26, now 44 years old as Melanie "Carmichael" Smooter Perry
Dakota Fanning She was 8, now 27 years old as Young Melanie Smooter
Jean Smart She was 51, now 69 years old as Stella Kay
Mary Kay Place She was 55, now 73 years old as Pearl Smooter
Josh Lucas He was 31, now 49 years old as Jake Perry
Fred Ward He was 59, now 78 years old as Earl Smooter
Candice Bergen She was 56, now 74 years old as Mayor Kate Hennings
Katharine Towne She was 24, now 42 years old as Erin Vanderbilt
Melanie Lynskey She was 25, now 43 years old as Lurlynn
Patrick Dempsey He was 36, now 55 years old as Andrew Hennings
Courtney Gains He was 37, now 55 years old as Sheriff Wade
Rhona Mitra She was 26, now 44 years old as Tabatha Wadmore-Smith
Mary Lynn Rajskub She was 31, now 49 years old as Dorothea
Deborah Duke She was 51, 59 years old when she died as Sherma
Michelle Krusiec She was 27, now 46 years old as Pan
Ethan Embry He was 24, now 42 years old as Bobby Ray
Thomas Curtis He was 129, 71 years old when he died as Young Jake
Jen Apgar She was 30, 44 years old when she died as Starr
Kevin Sussman He was 31, now 50 years old as Barry Lowenstein
Colin Ford He was 6, now 24 years old as Clinton Jr. (uncredited)
Ted Manson He was 75, 81 years old when he died as Colonel Murphy
Leslie Hendrix She was 42, now 60 years old as Reporter
Sean Bridgers He was 34, now 52 years old as Eldon
Sharon Blackwood as Virgie
Bob Penny as Wallace Buford
Nathan Lee Graham He was 34, now 52 years old as Frederick Montana
Sarah Baker as Dix
Kelsey Lowenthal as Carrie Lee
Jody Thompson She was 26, now 44 years old as Dead Soldier


Name Department
Clay A. Griffith as Production Design. He was 35 (now 54) years old Art
Michael Fottrell as Executive Producer. Production
Andrew Dunn as Director of Photography. He was 52 (now 70) years old Camera
Juel Bestrop as Casting. Production
Troy Takaki as Editor. Editing
Stokely Chaffin as Producer. Production
Kathleen Chopin as Casting. Production
Tracey Wadmore-Smith as Editor. Editing
Blythe Cappello as Casting Associate. Production
Douglas J. Eboch as Story. He was 34 (now 53) years old Writing
Wink Mordaunt as Executive Producer. Production
Laura Ziffren as Music Supervisor. Sound
Jeanne McCarthy as Casting. Production
Neal H. Moritz as Producer. He was 43 (now 61) years old Production
Louis D'Esposito as First Assistant Director. Directing
Jon Jashni as Executive Producer. He was 2 (now 21) years old Production
Andy Tennant as Director. He was 47 (now 66) years old Directing
Sophie de Rakoff as Costume Design. She was 33 (now 51) years old Costume & Make-Up
Lonnie R. Smith, Jr. as Stunt Coordinator. Crew
Sweet Home Alabama poster
Sweet Home Alabama (18 years)

Sometimes What You're Looking For Is Right Where You Left It.

  • Release day: Thursday, September 26, 2002
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Budget: 30000000.00
  • Revenue: 180622424.00