In a Dixie small-town, the late sheriff was quite content to preside over a truly segregated community. There the rich brothers, Harlan and Mason Davis, are lords. His successor, Word War ... See full summary »

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Magic of Ordinary Days (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.

Director: Brent Shields
Stars: Keri Russell, Skeet Ulrich, Mare Winningham
Missing Pieces (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Atticus goes to Mexico to unravel the reason behind his his son's suicide. As he tries to overcome his own feelings over his son's death, Atticus discovers it might not be a suicide at all and tries to uncover the mystery.

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: James Coburn, Lisa Zane, Paul Kersey
Down to Earth (2001)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After dying before his time, an aspiring black comic gets a second shot at life - by being placed in the body of a wealthy white businessman.

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Stars: Chris Rock, Regina King, Chazz Palminteri
The Lost Child (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An adopted woman tries to track down her family and ends up discovering that she was stolen from her birth mother on a reservation when she was just a little girl.

Director: Karen Arthur
Stars: Mercedes Ruehl, Cristine Rose, Jamey Sheridan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A tragic street racing accident kills a wife and her child leaving her husband to pick up the pieces and pursue justice against the boy that killed them.

Director: John Kent Harrison
Stars: Dean Cain, Peri Gilpin, Landon Liboiron
In Love and War (TV Movie 2001)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After being released from an Italian prison, British officer Eric Newby (Blue) must find his way out of Italy before the Germans come. However, he is injured on the way and is left behind ... See full summary »

Director: John Kent Harrison
Stars: Callum Blue, Barbora Bobulova, Peter Bowles
The Runaway (TV Mini-Series 2010)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty are brought up together in the East End. As the daughter of a prostitute, Madge, Cathy's life is difficult, especially when everyone assumes that she will ... See full summary »

Stars: Keith Allen, Burn Gorman, Noah Hedges
Cupid & Cate (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Cate has a small boutique where she sells vintage clothes. She is dating some snob whose mother thinks that Cate is a second class citizen because of her line of work. Harry meets Cate and ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Shields
Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Peter Gallagher, Bebe Neuwirth
Durango (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1939 Ireland, a young man decides to lead a forty mile cattle drive rather than selling his cattle to an unscrupulous local buyer. Brenda Fricker appears as Keeslar's aunt and Mark ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Shields
Stars: Matt Keeslar, Patrick Bergin, George Hearn
An American Story (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.

Director: John Gray
Stars: Brad Johnson, Kathleen Quinlan, Tom Sizemore
Brush with Fate (TV Movie 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of a painting as it moves from owner to owner through the centuries.

Director: Brent Shields
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Thomas Gibson
The Flamingo Rising (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When Hubert Lee decides to open the world's largest drive-in movie theater across the street from a funeral parlor, a feud erupts between Lee and Turner Knight, the owner of the funeral ... See full summary »

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: William Hurt, Elizabeth McGovern, Brian Benben
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Cody Newton ...
...
...
...
Kamali Minter ...
...
...
Hack Winter (as Mike Harding)
Robin O'Dell ...
...
Edit

Storyline

In a Dixie small-town, the late sheriff was quite content to preside over a truly segregated community. There the rich brothers, Harlan and Mason Davis, are lords. His successor, Word War II veteran Frank Richards, has a more modern view on justice and equality, which doesn't help his social acceptance anywhere. He also has doubts about the mysterious masked 'peg-leg' to whom all murders where ascribed. Harlan is shot after an african-american boy threats him with a gun to stop his old-fashioned 'liberalities'. Frank and the prosecutor's retired dad, agree to act as defense council, investigate, cued by the boy's Caucasian playmate, Luke Winter, and turn both case and town around. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Two boys in search of adventure uncover a secret that a town is sworn to hide... and a mystery that a sheriff vows to solve.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Runaway (#50.2)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I thought the film was great!
3 April 2001 | by (Greenport, Australia) – See all my reviews



Duane McLaughlin, the kid who played Sonny Monroe did a really good job! I believe that he truly captured the essence of an African American boy who had to deal with many problems at such a young age. Dean Cain, better known as "Superman" from the Lois and Clark Adventures also did a good job.

Best of Luck- Charles

PS.

As a young actor myself, I could truly appreciate his work.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sorceress? Lavake
Discuss The Runaway (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page