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Writer (WGA):
Patricia MacLachlan (written by)
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Release Date:
21 November 1999 (USA) See more »
On a cold winter day a mysterious stranger shows up at the Witting Farm. He is John Witting, the father... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Hard questions about the past are difficult to get answered. See more (12 total) »


  (in credits order)

Glenn Close ... Sarah Witting

Christopher Walken ... Jacob Witting

Jack Palance ... John Witting

George Hearn ... Dr. Sam Hartley

Lexi Randall ... Anna Witting
Christopher Bell ... Caleb Witting

Emily Osment ... Cassie Witting
Betty Laird ... May Parkley
Calen Pick ... Justin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Delno Ebie ... Farmer
Joel Thingvall ... Farmer
Tommy Honton ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)

Directed by
Glenn Jordan 
Writing credits
Patricia MacLachlan (written by)

Produced by
Glenn Close .... executive producer
Glenn Jordan .... producer
Patricia MacLachlan .... co-producer
Edwin Self .... supervising producer
William Self .... executive producer
Robert Bennett Steinhauer .... producer
Richard Welsh .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Shire 
Cinematography by
Ralf D. Bode 
Film Editing by
David A. Simmons 
Casting by
Olivia Harris 
Phyllis Huffman 
Production Design by
Charles Rosen 
Art Direction by
Roger L. King 
Set Decoration by
Joseph Litsch 
Costume Design by
Van Broughton Ramsey 
Makeup Department
Martial Corneville .... key hair stylist
Jerry DeCarlo .... assistant department head hair stylist
Wayne Massarelli .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Robert Bennett Steinhauer .... unit production manager
Kathleen M. Straub .... executive in charge of production (as Kathleen Straub)
Karen Mayeda Vranek .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Cook .... second second assistant director
Katy Emde .... first assistant director
Vincent Palmo Jr. .... second assistant director (as Vince Palmo Jr.)
Art Department
Bruce J. Gfeller .... construction coordinator (as Bruce Gfeller)
Cherice Henderson .... props
Scott A. Lawson .... set dressing gang boss
Donnie MacDonald .... set dresser
Michael McCombe .... greensman (as Michael J. McCombe)
John Pearson-Denning .... property master
Beth Peterson .... painter
Brad Turner .... assistant props
Scott D. Warner .... propmaker
Sound Department
Walter Anderson .... sound
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
G. Michael Graham .... sound supervisor (as Michael Graham)
Kristi Johns .... adr supervisor
Terry O'Bright .... sound re-recording mixer
Keith Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Dieter Sturm .... special effects coordinator
Yvonne Sturm .... special effects foreman
Camera and Electrical Department
Waide R. Allen .... electrician
Paul Bode .... first assistant camera
Todd Griffith .... key grip
Jason Hicks .... grip
Abraham Martinez .... film loader
Jeff Zucker .... gaffer
Casting Department
Heather Laird .... location casting
Editorial Department
Yelena Lanskaya .... assistant editor
Susan J. Vinci .... assistant editor
David Yoneshige .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Michael Stubbs .... location manager
Music Department
Lori Slomka .... music editor
Transportation Department
Josh Chapman .... transportation
Scott Doleto .... driver: special effects
Carla Klein .... transportation
Gracie Klein .... driver
Johnny Liepins .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Chad Arganbright .... production assistant
Linda Bloom-Hedine .... studio teacher
Lisa Bradley .... production coordinator
Terri Engdahl .... assistant: Mr. Jordan
Erica Francis .... stand-in
George Halstead .... production accountant
Cherice Henderson .... production assistant
Ron Karkoska .... production assistant
Casey Lauer .... production assistant
George McQuade .... craft service
Cristie Miele .... dog handler (as Christie Miele)
Denny Peterson .... animal wrangler
William M. Povletich .... first assistant accountant
Heidi Sturdevant .... script supervisor
Natasha Barron .... animal wrangler: horses (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (#49.1)" - USA (anthology series)
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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Sarah Witting:Cassie, would you say grace?
Cassie Witting:God is great, God is good, let us thank him for our fud.
Sarah Witting:Food.
Cassie Witting:Fooood.
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Movie Connections:
Edited into "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951)See more »


Why did John abandon his wife and son?
Where did John go during the years between leaving the ranch and returning to it?
Are the same character actors from "Sarah, Plain and Tall" and "Skylark" back in this movie?
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Hard questions about the past are difficult to get answered., 26 February 2002
Author: Sherwin Goerlitz ( from Kelowna, BC, Canada

What a joy to watch this family grow up and see the same children acting in this series eight years later. Anna (Lexi Randall) is a beautiful young lady, working for a physician in town. She is in love with his son Justin, who went away in the army and was injured in war. And the newest daughter of Jacob and Sarah, Cassie, is an outspoken cutie, so transparently honest she often is embarrassing.

On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs father, John Witting, thought long ago dead, hard questions about the past are difficult to get answered.

Glenn Close is magnificent as a loving mother, who wants only the best for all her family, and is constantly wrestling with the forces that tend to separate them. Sarah talking to Jacob said, "It's all so fragile, this life. Anything can happen in the blink of an eye. I could have died in that blizzard. Think of Justin, and John. probably more ill than we know. Time moves on. The moment passes, then it's too late. It's a shame, don't you think?"

Life lessons on honesty and forgiveness make this a meaningful evenings entertainment.

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