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The Valley of Light (2007)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 28 January 2007
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Returning from the War, Noah Lark discovers his family is gone. With a passion for fishing, Noah travels to a new town in search of a legendary great bass that has yet to be caught. On his ... See full summary »

Director:

Brent Shields

Writers:

Camille Thomasson (teleplay), Terry Kay (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Klein ... Noah
Gretchen Mol ... Eleanor
Zach Mills ... Matthew
Jay O. Sanders ... Howard
Jeff Perry ... Taylor Bowers
Geoff Pierson ... Whitlow Mayfield
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Littlefield
Robert Prosky ... Hoke
Angela Paton ... Granny
Betty Moyer Betty Moyer ... Ada Reynolds
Jackson Rathbone ... Travis
Jamie Marsh ... Peavo (as James Marsh)
Kevin Chamberlin ... Moody
William Joseph Elk III ... Marshall
Allen Nause ... Preacher
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Storyline

Returning from the War, Noah Lark discovers his family is gone. With a passion for fishing, Noah travels to a new town in search of a legendary great bass that has yet to be caught. On his journey he learns that with great friendship and great faith he will always be happy.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Valley of Light (#56.2) See more »

Filming Locations:

Coloma, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Klein and Angela Paton (Granny) had costarred in "American Wedding" (2003), where she played Jason Biggs' grandmother. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Powerful, touching drama
28 January 2007 | by g404cSee all my reviews

Chris Klein, Gretchen Mol, and Zach Mills steal the show in The Valley of Light, which premiered on CBS's Hallmark Hall of Fame tonight.

Klein stars as Noah, a soldier returning home from World War II, who is passing through a Southern town. He is a talented fisherman, and learns of a gigantic bass in a nearby lake, which he aspires to catch. Noah meets Eleanor, a young woman with a kind heart, and Matthew, a young boy who sees him as a father-figure. When tragedy befalls the town, Noah is faced with a tough decision.

I loved this movie. I cried through some of it, and really it is a powerful, touching drama chock full of talented actors. Klein is number one here, and I really felt the emotions he intended to convey. Quite impressive was the young actor Mills, who's character was completely believable and really resonated. Definitely worth viewing if you happen about it, but keep a box of tissues handy.


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