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 Season 50 (2000-2001)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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Ep 50.01 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE LOST CHILD
19-Nov-2000
written by Sally Beth Robinson
based on the book "Looking for Lost Bird" by Yvette Melanson & Claire Safran
directed by Karen Arthur
director of photography Tom Neuwirth
producer Robert Bennett Steinhauer
executive producer Richard Welsh
starring
Mercedes Ruehl as Rebecca
Jamey Sheridan as Jack
Irene Bedard as Grace
Dinah Manoff as Helen
Tantoo Cardinal as Aunt Mary
Ned Romero as Yazzi Monroe
Louis Giambalvo
Julia McIlvaine as Caroline
Michael Greyeyes as Eddie
Cristine Rose as Carl
Ashley Burritt as Rebecca at 13 years
Kimberly Norris as Dorrine
Jennifer Podemski as Kate
Shayna Levine as Hannah
Ed Begay as Man #2
Rabbi Maynard Bell as Rabbi
Katherine Crookedhorn as Woman #3
Camille Gordon as Norrie's Mother
Deanne Giago as Betty Jackson Monroe
Maggie Hunts as Shelly
Roy Johnston as Superintendent
Naomi Lovelace as Norrie
Roger Maloney as Harry
David "Bronco" Martinez as Horse Auctioneer
Eric Martinez as Medicine Man
Hamilton Mitchell as Resident Doctor
Jon Proudstar as John Harry
Petur Redbird as Kate's Boyfriend
Rudy "Red Eagle" Soto as Dorrine's Husband
Shannon Rivers as Council President
Douglas Miles as Mr. Samule
Patty Suarez as Arlene
Alan Tafoya as Bus Driver
Loren Tapahe as Man #3
Delphine Tsinajinnie as Woman #2, singer
Nicole Weltzien as Rebecca at 3 years old
Bucky & Cinco as Brown horse
Summary:
A woman raised in a Jewish family discovers, after the death of her adoptive parents,

that she is a Navajo Indian. Knowing the past changes the future. Seeking a connection

to her heritage, Rebecca Hoffman sets out on a journey of discovery following the

deaths of her adoptive parents. She finds that connection with her birth family in the

Navajo community. But cultures clash when her husband is rejected as an outsider.

Rebecca and her family experience rebirth in a rich culture and renewal as a family

in this dramatic film based on the autobiography

 Looking for Lost Bird by Yvette Melanson.

Ep 50.02 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE RUNAWAY
10-Dec-2000
written by Ron Raley
based on the novel by Terry Kay
director of photography Ron Garcia
directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman
producer Dan Witt
executive producer Richard Welsh
starring
Dean Cain as Sheriff Frank Richards
Pat Hingle as Avery
Debbi Morgan as Reba Monroe
Kathryn Erbe as Evelyn Carnes
Cliff De Young as Harlan Davis
Roxanne Hart as Alice Davis
Cody Newton as Luke Winter
Duane McLaughlin as Sonny Monroe
Maya Angelou as Conjure woman
with
Robinne Lee as Cecily Monroe
Kamali Minter as Remona Monroe
Afemo Omilami as Jule Monroe
Brett Rice as Deputy Hugh
Robin O'Dell as Amy Winter
Mike Harding as Hack Winter
Frank Hoyt Taylor as Pug Holly
Marc Macaulay
Mike Pniewski as Avery Jr.
Graham Timbes as Ben Blair
David Dwyer as Ray
Sonny Shroyer as Mason Davis
Steve Coulter as Doctor
Leland Jones as The Reverend
Robert D. Raiford as Judge
Jonathan Parks Jordan
Tyler Long as First boy
Bing Putney as Boy #2
Willie Statford, Jr. as First man
Charles Black as Second man
Johnell Gainey as Rody Monroe
Summary:
Two teenagers, one black, one white, are destined to bring change to

their racially divided Georgia hometown in 1949. Luke is a dreamer who runs

away with his more pragmatic best friend after reading about Huckleberry Finn's

 riverboat journey. The fun-filled adventure quickly turns into a frightful mystery

when the boys stumble upon the bones of three murdered men. As the

townspeople scurry to protect themselves from a legendary serial killer named Pegleg,

 their new sheriff aims to bring justice to the village.

Ep 50.03 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE FLAMINGO RISING
04-Feb-2001
written by Richard Russo
based on the novel by Larry Baker
directed by Martha Coolidge
director of photography Johnny E. Jensen
producer Robert Steinhauer
executive producer Kathleen Straub
starring
William Hurt as Turner Knight
Elizabeth McGovern as Edna Lee
Brian Benben as Hubert T. Lee
Angela Bettis as Alice King
Erin Broderick as Grace Knight
Olivia Oguma as Louise Janine Lee
Joe Torry as Pete Moss
Christopher Larkin as Abraham Jacob Lee
John Gallagher Jr. as Gary
Lorie Baker as Polly
with
Kurt Smildsin as Fireworks Driver
Dwayne Holden as West's Son
Elizabeth Dimon as Nun
Peggy Sheffield as Mother Superior
Randall Franks as Cop
Father D. Terrence Morgan as Priest
Ken Arajuo as Paying Customer
Craig Cavaliere as Theater Patron
Pete Cavaliere as Sobbing Impala Owner
Summary:
1960s dreamer Hubert T. Lee moves his wife Edna and two children to Florida,

 where he builds the world's largest drive-in right on the beach--and directly

across the street from a funeral home. The noisy establishment is a hit

with locals, but infuriates funeral director Turner Knight. The animosity is

 further complicated by a growing friendship between Knight and Edna,

and the budding romance between Lee's son and Knight's daughter

Ep 50.04 Hallmark Hall of Fame: FOLLOW THE STARS HOME

* 209th Hallmark presentation

06-May-2001
written by Sally Beth Robinson
based on the novel by Luanne Rice
director of photography Steven Fierberg
directed by Dick Lowry
producer Gordon Wolf
executive producer Richard Welsh
starring
Kimberly Williams as Dianne Parker-McCune
Campbell Scott as David McCune
Eric Close as Mark
Blair Brown as Hannah Parker
Alexa Vega as Amy
Roxanne Hart as Tess
Tim Ransom as Buddy
Amanda & Caitlin Fein as Julia
with
Patricia Belcher as Counselor
Judith Drake as Admitting Nurse
Suzy Nakamura as Martha
Dan Eisenstein as Orderly
Octavia L. Spencer as Hildy
Jason Graham as Nurse
Cynthia St. John as Nurse #2
Toya A. Brown as Aide
Debra Orenstein as Young Librarian
Summary:
A woman is abandoned by her newlywed husband when he learns that

their unborn child will be born with genetic abnormalities
Sometimes we choose the wrong person to fall in love with.

Dianne Parker marries the handsome, charismatic Mark McCune,

never noticing the quiet attention of his brother, David, a soft-spoken pediatrician.

When baby Julia arrives with genetic abnormalities, Mark is unable to cope and

walks out on their perfect marriage, leaving Dianne to face the challenges of

being a single mom. It's a challenge that becomes a journey of devotion and

discovery--a challenge that will lead her to renewed strength, surprising

friendships and a meaningful lesson in love.


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