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Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)

On a cold winter day a mysterious stranger shows up at the Witting Farm. He is John Witting, the father of Jacob Witting who abandoned Jacob and his mother when Jacob was little. Jacob is ... See full summary »

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On a cold winter day a mysterious stranger shows up at the Witting Farm. He is John Witting, the father of Jacob Witting who abandoned Jacob and his mother when Jacob was little. Jacob is very hurt by what his father did to him many years ago that he won't have anything to do with him to which his wife Sarah must do everything to bring Jacob and his father back together again for the sake of Jacob and his three children Anna, Caleb, and Casey who love their grandfather very much. Written by jvfunn1

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21 November 1999 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (#49.1)  »

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This movie stars Jack Palance and Christopher Walken as father and son. Both have played 1-time only Batman villains responsible for the "birth" of original Batman villains. Palance was in weekly series, Batman (1966) where he was responsible for The Joker. Walken was in Batman Returns (1992) where he was responsible for Catwoman. See more »

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Cassie Witting: [Cassie answers the phone in hearing of everyone at the table, including her grandfather] Hello? Anna - guess what? Grandfather was lost, but now he's back home, and he is *not* a good man.
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Good finale to a fine series
28 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think anytime you cast Jack Palance as Christopher Walken's father, throw in Glenn Close as the wife and Haley 'I see Dead People' Osment's kid sister into the mix-you have a pretty inspired set of castings.

I enjoyed also how the two kids in the first couple shows were brought back here-so nice to see the girl as a nurse and the boy as a young farmer. It's believable and well done, it's also the only things that either actor had done for some time, the transition to adulthood from kid actor is notoriously hard.

Some of the snowstorm contrivances were sheer Hollywood-but don't be fooled, there's a lotta heart and fine acting to go around here. The show never loses sight of it's ideals or center.

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