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Follow the River (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Drama  -  22 April 1995 (USA)
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An "inspirational" saga of a pioneer woman who is abducted by Shawnee indians.

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Henry Lenard (as Andrew Stahl)
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Juddson Keith Linn ...
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Snake Stick
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Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by Shawnee Indians. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during the attack. Impressed by her grace under the pressure of captivity, Wildcat, the Shawnee chief, confers special privileges on Mary and her children, eventually proposing that Mary become his mate. Surprised by her attraction to the handsome brave, Mary nonetheless opts to remain faithful to Will and engineers a plan for her escape. Separated from her children, Mary joins another female settler, and together they embark on a harrowing homeward trek. Her odyssey comes full circle more than a decade later when she is finally reunited with her long-lost children. Written by <Goldenshadows@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for some frontier violence and mild thematic material | See all certifications »
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In the scene in which Mary, Tommy and Betty are welcomed into the lodge with the Shawnee woman, Mary confides that she has little breastmilk for her newborn baby (likely due to malnutrition while in captivity). The woman gives her fennel seeds, which Mary then appears to feed directly to the baby. Seeds of any sort are never safe to feed to an infant. While fennel promotes lactation and eases colic, the best utilization is either the mother eating them or making a tea to give to the baby in very small doses. See more »

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Awful Adaptation
16 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was probably the worst adaptation of a book I have ever seen. The book was absolutely unforgettable, the movie is very forgettable. This is not to say the actors were bad. I thought Sheryl Lee, Renee O'Connor and Eric Schweig all did credible jobs acting, considering the Political Correct dribble that was passed off as writing. If I were James Alexander Thom I would NEVER option another book to Hollywood considering the treatment of this book. If you want the real story of a woman who trekked nearly 1000 miles from Northern Kentucky to her farm in Virginia as winter was coming on. No weapons, no blankets, her clothes rotting off, and the only food was that which was found along the way, Follow the River by Jim Thom is the book for you.


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