CTVA US Anthology - "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Season 53 (2003-2004)

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 Season 53 (2003-2004)
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 53.01 Hallmark Hall of Fame: FALLEN ANGEL

* Hallmark's 217th presentation
26-Nov-2003
teleplay & novel by Don Snyder
directed by Michael Switzer
director of photography William Wages
produced by Anne Hopkins
starring
Gary Sinise .......... Terry McQuinn
Joely Richardson ..... Katherine Wentworth
Art Hindle ........... Saunders
Gordon Pinsent ....... Charles Wentworth
Jordy Benattar ....... Olivia Wentworth
James McGowan ........ Jack
Kate Trotter ......... Callie
Alisa Wiegers ........ Mrs. Wentworth
Boyd Banks ........... Birdie
Jake Brockman ........ Young Terry
Bruce Gooch .......... Chief Kane
Kevin Hare ........... Robbins
James McCowan ........ Billings
Rick Roberts ......... Young Charles Wentworth
Shawn Roberts ........ Terry McQuin at 18 years old
Ryan Simpkins ........ Young Katherine Wentworth
Grace Armas .......... Nurse #1
Joanne Reece ......... Nurse #2
Murray Oliver ........ Worker
Lorne Cardinal ....... Hardware clerk
Quancetia Hamilton ... Roadside Crewperson
Larry Heisler ........ Extra
Summary:
Twenty-five years later, Terry returns to his hometown in Maine. His father has died,

and he must face the truth about the anger he has felt toward his father and aspects of

his father's character that he hadn't noticed when he was a young man. He also learns

 more about the Wentworth family, whose father, Charles, was driving and lost his own

 family after the car wreck. The turning point occurs when Terry learns that

Katherine Wentworth, the daughter of the family on that long-ago Christmas Eve, is coming

 back to the family seaside "cottage" for the first time.
 

Ep 53.02 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE BLACKWATER LIGHTSHIP

* Hallmark's 218th presentation
06-Feb-2004
teleplay by Shane Connaughton
based on the novel by Colm Toibin
directed by John Erman
director of photography Tony Imi
produced by Heather Ogilvie
starring
Marijka Bardin ....... Young Helen
Sean Campion ......... Michael Breen
Barry Cassin ......... Fr. Griffin
Laura Hughes ......... Anne
Angela Lansbury ...... Dora
Ruth McCabe .......... Dr. Louise
Frank McCusker ....... Harry
Maria McDermottroe ... Madge Kehoe
Keith McErlean ....... Declan
Gina McKee ........... Helen
Dearbhla Molloy ...... Essie Kehoe
Brian F. O'Byrne ..... Larry
Kevin O'Dwyer ........ Young Declan
Macdara O'Fatharta ... Grandad
David Parnell ........ Dr. Kerwin
Sam Robards .......... Paul
Dianne Wiest ......... Lily
Synopsis:
Set and filmed in Ireland, it's an adaptation of Colm Toibin's novel about generational

conflict and the struggle to heal emotional rifts as these women care for their

AIDS-afflicted brother, son and grandson, Declan.
 

Ep 53.02 Hallmark Hall of Fame: PLAINSONG

* Hallmark's 219th presentation.
25-Apr-2004
teleplay by Oliver Goldstick
based on the novel by Kent Haruf
directed by Richard Pearce
director of photography Alfonso Beato
produced Orly Adelson
starring
Aidan Quinn .......... Tom Guthrie
Rachel Griffiths ..... Maggie Jonas
America Ferrera ...... Victoria Roubideaux
Geoffrey Lewis ....... Raymond McPheron
William Andrews ...... Harold McPheron
Megan Follows ........ Ella Guthrie
Zachery Ty Bryan ..... Russell Beckman
Cody Arens ........... Bobby Guthrie
Mick Hazen ........... Ike Guthrie
Marian Seldes ........ Iva Stearns
Jeffrey Carlson ...... Dwayne
Katie Finneran ....... Judy
Margo Martindale ..... Mrs. Beckman
Ron Perkins .......... Lloyd Crowder
Margot Rose .......... Betty Roubideaux
Kim Jensen Abunuwara . Aunt Janet
Mary Greenwood ....... Charlene
Allan Groves ......... Murphy
Edward Seamon ........ Maggie's Father
Brent Sexton ......... Bud Sealy
Brenda Wehle ......... Janine
Morgan Lund .......... Harvey the Barber
Steve Anderson ....... Barber Shop Patron
Dan Merket ........... Cook
Don Re Sampson ....... Superintendent
Steve Anderson ....... Barber Shop Patron
Lincoln Hoppe ........ Furniture Salesman

Synopsis:

Story about a dedicated school teacher and his adjustment to life as a single father

and the emotional growth and changes that occur over a year's time in the lives of eight

very different people who inhabit a small town in rural Colorado.

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