Skylark (1993)

TV Movie  |  G  |   |  Drama  |  7 February 1993 (USA)
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Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Bell ...
Malgorzata Zajaczkowska ...
Maggie (as Margaret Sophie Stein)
Jon DeVries ...
Lee Richardson ...
Woody Watson ...
Anne Swift ...
T. Max Graham ...
Photographer (as Max Graham)
Betty Laird ...


Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm. Written by Kathy Li

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7 February 1993 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Skylark (#42.2)  »

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Did You Know?


Lou Wheaton: What's so funny?
Sarah Witting: We had a lovely day.
Matty Wheaton: Catch any fish?
Sarah Witting: No.
Lou Wheaton: Tell me. You gonna tell me? Tell me.
Caleb: [Giggling] Aw, it's a secret.
Lou Wheaton: Oh-oh, a Chub secret? Oh, I will make a deal with you. You tell me the Chub secret, and I will tell you Chub's real name. You can blackmail him.
Caleb: What's blackmail?
Harriet Wheaton: A criminal act, my dear.
Lou Wheaton: Come along, Caleb. Let us go to the porch, where I will reveal, only to you mind you, Chub's real name.
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Martha: M'appari tutt'amor (Ach so fromm, ach so traut)
Music by Friedrich von Flotow
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Playing for Rain
28 August 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Two years after "Sarah, Plain and Tall" (1991), you will recall Maine mail-order bride Glenn Close (as Sarah) and Kansas prairie farmer Christopher Walken (as Jacob Witting) are a real, passionate and loving couple. And she has really and sincerely been accepted as mother to his children, Lexi Randall (as Anna) and Christopher Bell (as Caleb). Herein, their happiness is threatened by a drought. Reaching some emotional highs in her characterization, Ms. Close wants to fight the heat and have a baby. There is nothing seriously wrong with this "man versus nature" TV-movie sequel, but it does play like a stretched-out subplot to the original story. Eventually, it gets a little grating. The drought never stood a chance against this family, and you know it.

***** Skylark (2/7/93) Joseph Sargent ~ Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Christopher Bell, Lexi Randall

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