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The Return of the Native (1994)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Drama  |  4 December 1994 (USA)
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Reddleman Diggory Venn drives slowly across the heath, carrying a hidden passenger in the back of his van. When darkness falls, the country folk light bonfires on the hills, emphasizing the pagan spirit of the heath and its denizens.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eustacia Vye (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
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Damon Wildeve
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Clym Yeobright
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Diggory Venn
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Thomasin
Paul Rogers ...
Captain Vye
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Mrs. Yeobright
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Susan Nunsuch
Richard Avery ...
Humphrey
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Timothy
Jeremy Peters ...
Sam
Gregg Saunders ...
Charley
John Boswall ...
Granfer Cande
William Waghorn ...
Christian Cande
Matthew Owens ...
Johnny
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Reddleman Diggory Venn drives slowly across the heath, carrying a hidden passenger in the back of his van. When darkness falls, the country folk light bonfires on the hills, emphasizing the pagan spirit of the heath and its denizens.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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4 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Return of the Native (#44.1)  »

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The story is set in 1842. When Susan Nunsuch is given a sixpence, a close-up of the coin shows it to bear the head of Elizabeth II (1952-present), not that of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). See more »

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

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Heart Breaking

Now here is an example of how a movie can be worth to a novel it's based on. And if you didn't read the book first (like I didn't), it can break your heart. Because it's a TV movie it never received the full recognition it deserves. I think that had it been done in Hollywood, with all the whistles and bells, it would have been a hit, and Catherine Zeta Jones would have had her 1st academy award.

I've got to admit I am a Catherine Zeta Jones fan, but at the time I saw this movie on TV I never heard her name. She got here a chance to show her acting skills, and she took it with both hands. Eustacia Vye is so hypnotising and full of passion and dreams, and has such bad lack, it breaks your heart.


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