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The Russell Girl (2008)

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Sarah Russell, a 23-year-old aspiring medical school student, visits her family to share some important news but instead finds herself confronting a difficult period from her past.

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Jeff Bleckner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amber Tamblyn ... Sarah Russell
Jennifer Ehle ... Lorainne Morrissey
Henry Czerny ... Howard Morrisey
Paul Wesley ... Evan Carroll
Tim DeKay ... Tim Russell
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Gayle Russell
Daniel Clark ... Daniel Russell
Ben Lewis ... Jon Morrissey
Max Morrow ... Rick Morrissey
Richard Leacock ... Dr. Gordon
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Ray
Rebecca Dreiling Rebecca Dreiling ... Karaoke Girl
Max MacBride Max MacBride ... Young Jon
William Cuddy William Cuddy ... Young Rick
Paula Barrett Paula Barrett ... Fran
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Sarah Russell, a 23-year-old aspiring medical school student, visits her family to share some important news but instead finds herself confronting a difficult period from her past.

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Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Russell Girl (#57.2) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was Daniel Clark's final acting appearance. See more »

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In town having lunch - she left without paying. See more »

Connections

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

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A weakness, but otherwise OK +
21 April 2009 | by gdcoxSee all my reviews

Karma is not God's retribution or reward in this life as stated by the mother of the main character. Either the mother is stupid/ignorant as a character, which does not seem to make sense, or the screenplay writer is.

Karma..................... 'In Indian philosophy, the influence of an individual's past actions on his future lives or reincarnations. It is based on the conviction that the present life is only one in a chain of lives . The accumulated moral energy of a person's life determines his or her character, class status, and disposition in the next life. The process is automatic, and no interference by the gods is possible. In the course of a chain of lives, people can perfect themselves and reach the level of Brahma, or they can degrade themselves to the extent that they return to life as animals. The concept of karma, basic to Hinduism, was also incorporated into Buddhism and Jainism.'


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