A 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.

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Dr. William 'Bill' Blakely
Jake LeDoux ...
Jamie Baldwin
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Hunter Baldwin
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Virginia Baldwin
Jonathan Kroeker ...
Lad Trapnell
Andrew Sardella ...
Alex Rifkin
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Grandpa Trapnell
Randy Hughson ...
Rainey
R.D. Reid ...
Henry Whitley
Sarah Francis ...
Erinn
Patrick McManus ...
Inspector
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Girl
Susan Cooke ...
Girl
Omar McIntosh ...
Young Billy Blakely
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Mrs. Blakely (as Melanie Nichols King)
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A 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.

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Drama | Family

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28 February 1999 (USA)  »

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Walk on Water  »

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a real hit movie
8 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is the most utmost movie about a black man who becomes friends with this white family. The movie is very well planned out and thought of with a lot of creativity. If i had ten thumbs, i would give him ten thumbs up. This movie shows today how hard it is for black people to make friends with white people. In a way it is still hard but it's starting to progress slowly because there still is a little racism out there somewhere. James Earl Jones needs ten Grammies for this movie along with the cast. Now i have to go out and buy this movie on DVD hopefully if it's on there. I have watched this movie last Sunday it was so good that i thought i wasn't going to be able to go to church. But it went off though so i could go. thank you for letting me post my comment. Have a nice day


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