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Lantern Hill (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  27 January 1990 (USA)
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In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied.... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mairon Bennett ...
Jane Stuart
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Andrew Stuart
Patricia Phillips ...
Robin Stuart
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Mrs.Kennedy
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Jody Turner
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Hepzibah
Vivian Reis ...
Aunt Irene
Joyce Campion ...
Violet Titus
Florence Paterson ...
Justina Titus
Sharry Flett ...
Lillian Morrow
Glori Gage ...
Evelyn Morrow
Dora Dainton ...
Aggie
Robert Benson ...
William Kennedy
London Juno ...
Phyllis Kennedy (as Juno Mills Cockell)
Jillian Cook ...
Gertrude Kennedy
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In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied. Jane is forced into a private academy, in which the other girls tell her that her father, whom Jane believes to be dead, is actually alive. Soon after, Andrew Stuart sends word that he would like to meet his long-lost daughter, so Jane is sent by train to Bright River to stay with him, where she encounters an old mystery that she must help her father overcome, new friends, and the chance to bring her father and mother back together again. Written by Stacy Saigeon

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23 May 2002 | by (Davis, CA) – See all my reviews

If you love the book, don't bother with this tepid adaptation that makes far more changes than necessary. The book is a real joy, and director Sullivan's supernatural additions are simply painful. The acting varies, from an excellent Waterston to well, the rest of the cast.


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