Being forced to sell his land, Jared Teeter share with his family in search of a better life in Florida. They discover, like many other immigrants Appalachia that work is scarce. Jared is ... See full summary »

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Cloma Teeter
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Being forced to sell his land, Jared Teeter share with his family in search of a better life in Florida. They discover, like many other immigrants Appalachia that work is scarce. Jared is reduced to working the fields in a forced labor camp called "Angel City". Creedy, the supervisor of Angel City is a sadistic man who maintains discipline through violence and intimidation. Days too long, too little pay, a lack of food, inadequate shelter, inhumanity and cruelty to Angel City encourage Jared to an escape attempt. He failed and he suffers. But he takes revenge Creedy again when looking for a new girl for his harem: the daughter of Jared Teeter. Written by markyoloup

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They lied to him. Cheated him. Beat him. Then they kidnapped his daughter-and that was their last mistake! An ispiring story about the power of a family's love!

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Terrific little tv movie.
26 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

The plot can get questionable on this one, true, but it's worth seeking out just to see the early work of Jennifer Jason Leigh! Done before "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (my favorite) this tv flick has young Jennifer as the daughter of Jennifer Warren, another face you may recognize. Their family goes off in search of work, and Ralph Waite from the Waltons is in it too. Fun to see, everybody is sooooo young!


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