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Sara
David Beecroft ...
Flynn
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Nancy
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Nigel Bowers
David Ferry
Miguel Fernandes
David Gardner ...
Dr. Hamilton-Ives
Jenny Parsons ...
Register Clerk
Marilyn Peppiatt ...
Teller
Kay Caisley ...
Mrs. Thatcher
Jack Jessop ...
Mr. Thatcher
Pat Patterson ...
Mr. Maldon
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Secretary
Michael Dunston ...
Pianoman
Kelly Fiddick ...
Desk Clerk
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Sara lives in a small town where everybody knows everybody and her life is an open book. Left with the care of her family home, she has trouble meeting the mortgage payments and her ex-boyfriend is the bank manager attempting to foreclose. When she takes in boarders to meet expenses, she unwittingly rents a room to an international criminal hiding out from a bounty hunter, John Flynn. When the bounty hunter shows up, the criminal takes a hike. Reluctantly admitting that he might need her help, Flynn agrees to make Sara a partner for half the bounty if they catch the missing man in time. What follows is a wild ride where Sara discovered that she is anything but boring and predictable. Written by C.D.

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Nancy: When was the last time you had a date?
Sara: A date? That's like a fig, right?
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Come A Little Bit Closer
By Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart and Wes Farrell
(c) Morris Music
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9 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I happen to like some of these Harlequin movies. Don't ask me why, I just do.

"The Awakening" is a 1995 TV movie that stars Cynthia Gibb and David Beecroft. Wide-eyed Gibb is very much the gamine as Sara, with a straight, short haircut and big bunny slippers as she runs around the home her parents left her trying to figure out how to keep the bank from taking it. Then a bounty hunter, Flynn, (Beecroft) comes along looking for her tenant, who seems to have gone. Sara ends up going with him on his search and gets a physical and emotional makeover along the way.

It's so great to see Beecroft, whom I enjoyed so much on Falcon Crest many years ago. He's very sexy and good in the role of a man afraid of intimacy who falls for Sara. Cynthia Gibb has a tour de force role - she's a plain Jane in the beginning, a young woman who's stifled all of her spirit due to overprotection by her parents. Working with Flynn, she's required to dress better, look better, and she's inspired to take on different roles. She's terrific, a very likable actress, and the two are great together.

You take a chance with Harlequin movies, but the good ones are fantasies and a lot of fun. Every once a while, it's nice to see an old-fashioned light romance with no special effects, no hidden meanings, no wormholes, and no violence. It's a nice break.


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