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A Ring of Endless Light (2002)

Based on the Novel by Madeline L'Engle. During the summer her grandfather is dying of leukemia and death seems all around, 15-year-old Vicky finds comfort with the pod of dolphins with ... See full summary »

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Adam Eddington
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Zachery Gray
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Suzy Austin
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Rob Austin
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Dr. Zand
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Cecily
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Harbor Master Dan (as Chris Kirby)
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Mr. Gray
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Terry Annesley ...
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Carol Baker ...
Mrs. Austin
Arron Wayne Cull ...
Mr. Austin (as Wayne Cull)
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Based on the Novel by Madeline L'Engle. During the summer her grandfather is dying of leukemia and death seems all around, 15-year-old Vicky finds comfort with the pod of dolphins with which she has been doing research. Written by <SabrinasFather@aol.com>

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Several elements from the original story have been changed: in the novel, Vicky and her family knew about her grandfather's condition the entire time, she had an older brother, her younger sister was much older and prettier, there was a third boy she was interested in, the plot element about drift nets was entirely absent, and her parents were present during the whole trip at the grandfather's house. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, while Mischa Barton's character dreams of swimming as a mermaid, she does a somersault underwater that horribly reveals the fakeness of the tail: a flap of fabric from the waist is shown dangling, her knees scrunch up the material, and the entire waistline crinkles up. See more »

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Grandfather: [reading from Vaughn] I saw eternity the other night like a great ring of pure and endless light'
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Reverie of Life
Written and Performed by Curt Sobel
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A Ring of Endless LIght
23 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I did not read the book that this movie was loosely based on, however, I thought it to be a wonderful movie, uplifting, sweetly played and suitable for young and old alike. Mischa Barton as the Granddaughter, interested in ecology and writing, sends a positive message to teens that we don't often see in movies today. James Whitmore as the Grandfather, a wonderful Character Actor, plays his character making you want to have a Grandfather like him or maybe even reminding you of a Grandfather you once had like him. The children in the movie show Respect and love for the older generation and this is something that one doesn't see in life, much less the movies very often today. I know, I'm a teacher. I was sad to find out that Disney (DCOM) did not put this in DVD form for sale. It was only shown on TV. I would buy this movie for my collection, if and when this happens.


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