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Christy (1994)

A young teacher comes to the impoverished mountain region of Cutter Gap, Tennesse in 1912 and tries to make a difference. Based on the best-selling novel by Catherine Marshall.


Michael Ray Rhodes


Patricia Green (teleplay), Catherine Marshall (novel)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kellie Martin ... Christy Huddleston
Tyne Daly ... Alice Henderson
Randall Batinkoff ... Rev. David Grantland
Tess Harper ... Fairlight Spencer
Annabella Price Annabella Price ... Miss Ida Grantland
Emily Schulman Emily Schulman ... Ruby Mae Morrison
Andy Nichols Andy Nichols ... Little Burl Allen
Frank Hoyt Taylor ... Uncle Bogg
Clay Jeter ... Creed Allen
Bruce McKinnon ... Jeb Spencer
Jenny Krochmal Jenny Krochmal ... Zady Spencer
Alyssa Hmielewski Alyssa Hmielewski ... Mountie O'Teale
Kyle Hudgens Kyle Hudgens ... Sam Houston Holcombe
Chelcie Ross ... Ben Pentland
Jack Landry ... Rob Allen


A young teacher comes to the impoverished mountain region of Cutter Gap, Tennesse in 1912 and tries to make a difference. Based on the best-selling novel by Catherine Marshall.

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Beautifully Filmed Nice Pilot For TV Series
10 December 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was a nice surprise: a modern-day movie with God actually spoken about in nice terms. It's a simple story of a young woman who goes to be a mission teacher in the back woods of Tennesee, and some of the problems she faces.

A high point of this film is the photography and the magnificent Tennesee fall scenery - some of the prettiest I've ever seen on film. A filter on one of the camera lenses, making the sky purple was a nice touch, too. Without scene after scene of that beauty, I would have enjoyed this as much.

Kellie Martin is the cute young woman who plays "Christy Huddleson." Something is out of whack, however, with her character. She travels to Tennesee to become that mission teacher yet she knows nothing about Christianity! Hello??! That's the movies for you, although it is based on a novel by Catherine Marshall and I wouldn't question her Christian credentials.

At any rate, Tyne Daly, playing a mature Christian ("Alice Henderson") who lives there, helps teach her. "Christie" also winds up a solid young minister as a boyfriend ("Rev. David Grantland, played by Randall Batnikoff.)

The movie was a pilot for a short-lived television series. Despite its flaws, overall it is a nice film and surprisingly interesting for what could have been a bland story. It has a nice ending, too, although not particularly where everything was perfect.

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