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Ordinary Miracles (2005)

| Drama | TV Movie 2005
Judge Kay Woodbury takes a troubled teen as a foster child into her home after no one else seems to want her.

Director:

Michael Switzer

Writer:

Bud Schaetzle
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaclyn Smith ... Kay Woodbury
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Sally Ann Powell
C. Thomas Howell ... Jim Powell
Sarah Aldrich ... Miranda
Corbin Bernsen ... David Woodbury
Erik Eidem ... Pete Smalling
Nancy Linehan Charles ... Claire
Jocko Marcellino Jocko Marcellino ... Billy O
Lorna Scott ... Millie Rayburn
Ken Narasaki ... Michael Katsu
Ina Barrón ... Monica Tejada (as Ina Barron)
Matty Castano ... Danny Katsu (as Matthew Junmar)
Lon Sunders Lon Sunders ... Bailiff
John Bishop ... Mr. Jensen
Mary K. DeVault ... Mrs. Jensen (as Mary Kowalski)
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Judge Kay Woodbury takes a troubled teen as a foster child into her home after no one else seems to want her.

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[Sally has drinken too much wine and is buzzed. Kay comes outside to her]
Sally Powell: I'm so dizzy.
Judge Kay Woodbury: Yeah, I can smell how dizzy you are.
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Written and Performed by Joe Lervold
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A fine family movie with great performances
5 April 2007 | by jamiecostelo58See all my reviews

Recently broadcast for the first time on British TV, I was rather pleased with this film which simply details the trials and tribulations of growing up without stability in a family home. When Judge Kay Woodbury takes in troubled 16-year-old Sally Powell, they get off to a bad start, but gradually start to respect one another....

Young actress Lyndsy Fonseca is very convincing as Sally, an understandably angry (and also sad) teenager who finds it difficult to fit in. Jaclyn Smith also makes light of her role as caring Judge Woodbury, who apart for upholding the law, is a woman who leads a solitary existence....

Ordinary Miracles is not a unique story in any way, but the taut direction and beautiful settings make it more than just a typical television film. The attention to detail is immense, and viewers can certainly imagine the emotions of the characters. Great interaction between Jaclyn and C. Thomas Howell too, who portrays a seemingly ordinary man who must face up to his past. It was a pleasure to watch them together, and Jaclyn has certainly kept her beauty - hard to believe she was pushing 60 at the time!

This is a fine film and certainly one of Jaclyn's best TVMs in recent years (indeed, her first tele-movie since 2000's Navigating the Heart), even if the ending is pretty predictable. A good effort from all concerned.


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Official Sites:

Hallmark Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Coronado, California, USA See more »

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