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Plainsong (2004)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 25 April 2004
Tom Guthrie, a high school history teacher, is faced with raising two young sons after his wife leaves him. Maggie Jones, a fellow teacher, tries to provide comfort and support.

Director:

Richard Pearce

Writers:

Kent Haruf (novel), Oliver Goldstick (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 (as Zachery Bryan)
Cody Arens Cody Arens ... Bobby Guthrie
Mick Hazen ... Ike Guthrie
Marian Seldes ... Iva Stearns
Jeffrey Carlson Jeffrey Carlson ... Dwayne
Katie Finneran ... Judy
Margo Martindale ... Mrs. Beckman
Ron Perkins ... Lloyd Crowder
Margot Rose ... Betty Roubideaux
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Tom Guthrie, a high school history teacher, is faced with raising two young sons after his wife leaves him. Maggie Jones, a fellow teacher, tries to provide comfort and support.

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A story of redemption, healing and the power of hope.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Official Sites:

CBS | Hallmark Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Plainsong (#53.3) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Tom's driving with his two sons there's a sign visible for the Junction of I-15 and I-84 which is in Utah and the movie takes place in Colorado. See more »

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Low key and gentle story. Worth your time.
27 April 2004 | by gurukaSee all my reviews

This is a gentle, low key story about a pregnant 17 year old girl whose mother rejects her, and the people who rise to the occasion and care for her. It's very well cast with America Ferrera (the young actress from "Real Women Have Curves) as the girl, Aidan Quinn and Rachel Griffiths as the high school teachers and Megan Follows (Anne Shirley from the wonderful Sullivan Films production of "Anne of Green Gables") as Quinn's wife. It was lovely to see Marion Seldes on screen again too. The story is predictable, but the writing and acting is lovely. If you like gentle dramas and very real characters, this made for TV (Hallmark Hall of Fame) movie will be worth your time.


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