Four friends get in a car to go mountain biking and when they stop to get some gas they come across an interesting man with a story about a prisiner and a pregnant woman. In this 1980's ... See full summary »



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Boat Doctor (as Edward Grady)
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Cajun French Voiceover (voice)
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Four friends get in a car to go mountain biking and when they stop to get some gas they come across an interesting man with a story about a prisiner and a pregnant woman. In this 1980's Classic you will feel as if you traveled back to a simpler time where Louisiana was still a waste land of swamps and love waits in the air like the Spanish moss on the bayou. Written by drock_64

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements




Release Date:

9 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Old Man (#46.3)  »

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Beautiful and prosaic view of desperation in flood
19 December 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie adaptation of a William Faulkner short story on the reputation of the Nobel Prize winner. It was funded as a Made-for-TV Hallmark Hall of Fame and does deserve more attention, in my opinion. The plot does have some holes that you could drive a car through and the baby is unconvincing as a newborn but the Screenplay and Acting deserve high praise! This was well worth the unpleasant and sad emotions evoked by this view from the underside of rural America. The lead actors do great jobs portraying without stereotype the Southern down-on-their-luck poor folk who need each others' helping hands. I was startled and amazed that the film script kept in long passages of a minor character speaking Creole/French and didn't dumb down our following what was happening. Thanks for not underestimating the intellect of those who chose our video selections with some awareness that other languages were part of Southern culture of that time period. The evocative scene of the drifters floating through a church was a highly memorable point that I'll look back at again when I rent this video again. Kudos to the producers of such a sensitive and intelligently structured adaptation! Rating 9 *'s out of 10!

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