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Garnet Hadley
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Bryan
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Mike Hadley
Allison Hossack ...
Jenny
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Barbara Gates Wilson ...
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Ed Pullman
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Jimmy Rawlinbow
Judith Buchan ...
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Benjamin Dohy ...
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A small-town, country doctor has been a widow for two years but is still in love with her dead husband, Michael. Despite the best efforts of her father in law to marry her off to the local eligible bachelors, she still remains so. The week-long county fair is approaching and her father in law traps her into an unfair deal involving the feeding of her bull and her attendance at the fair with a suitable escort. She decides to call his bluff by hiring a male escort to attend the fair as her lover. However, things don't go quite according to plan as he smells a rat and investigates the new boyfriend and even worse the escort starts to fall in love with her! Things come to a head at the Bison Hall dance, the highlight of the fair, when the girlfriend of the escort arrives in town and the escort forces her into making a choice between him and her dead husband Michael! Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Garnet Hadley needed a boyfriend ... So she hired one.

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A charming leading man fixes all wrongs.
8 March 1999 | by See all my reviews



Brett Cullen is perfect as a charming dream guy in this movie.

If ONLY THE LONELY is the perfect lonely guy movie, THE HIRED HEART is a great lonely gal movie.

I am kind of surprised watching the LIFETIME channel. OLDEST BRIDESMAID had a lady lawyer out of touch with her emotions, BITTER BLOOD had a child killing housewife, and THE HIRED HEART had a lady MD with weird psychological problems. Keith Carradine, Brian Wimmer, Brett Cullen... the leading man is kind and nice. It just seems odd that these are the stories selected for a women's network.


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