Calm at Sunset (1996)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Drama  |  1 December 1996 (USA)
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The struggle between a father and son at odds over the youths career choice.



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Complete credited cast:
Russell Pfeiffer
James Pfeiffer
Kelly Dobbs
Mr. Bucket
Christopher Orr ...
Joseph Pfeiffer
Margaret Pfeiffer
Richard Bright ...
Franklin, Cape Keltic Cook
Michael Higgins ...
Tom Gallant ...
Captain Augustus Weber
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Coast Guard Officer (as Gary Millar)


The 18 years old James Pfeiffer quits college and decides to become a fisherman like his father. Margaret and Russell are very upset with their son's decision. They had a lot of hopes for him, finishing law school and, like his older brother Joseph, make a decent living on shore rather than an uncertain and dangerous career at sea. James dreams of having his own boat though and is determined to persevere... Written by <>

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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »




Release Date:

1 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn  »

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1.33 : 1
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Wonderfully photographed film
7 November 2002 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

A wonderfully photographed film set in the world of sea fishing. The performances are top-notch, especially that of Peter Facinelli, as the idealistic young man that wants to follow in the footsteps of his ancestors to become a fisherman, even though everyone around him tries to discourage this dream. Wonderful performances exude from everyone throughout this heart-warming tale.

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