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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Temma Kramer (story)
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Release Date:
5 May 2002 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A stubborn father. A headstrong daughter. Can a child's love mend a broken family?
Plot:
The unmarried daughter of a Texas rancher gives birth to an unwanted child. She puts the child up for adoption and moves away from home... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
"Sherwood Horror" Concept Poster Additional Casting
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ving Rhames ... John Morgan

Gloria Reuben ... Natalie Britain

Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Steven

Adilah Barnes ... Aunt Etta Green

Robert Bailey Jr. ... L.J. Morgan

Patty Duke ... Sylvia
Ellis Williams ... Lou (as Ellis E. Williams)
Elizabeth Anne Smith ... Sister Mary

Dex Elliott Sanders ... Nelson
Hayden Tank ... Benny

Henry G. Sanders ... Merle
Peter Van Norden ... Presiding Judge

Rainbow Borden ... Messenger

Octavia Spencer ... Waitress (as Octavia L. Spencer)

Adrian Sparks ... Cowboy
Wayne Thomas Yorke ... Bus Driver

Jack McGee ... Bailiff
Scott Burkholder ... Mr. Williams
Alyssa Gainer ... Lisa

Marc McClure ... Mr. Davidson
William Mesnik ... Mr. Bates (as Bill Mesnik)

Susan Merson ... Ms. Connors

Bruce Nozick ... Doctor
Sean Squire ... Charlie

Dianna Miranda ... Nurse #1

Geraldine Hughes ... Nurse #2

Directed by
Dick Lowry 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Temma Kramer (story)

Temma Kramer (teleplay) and
H. Haden Yelin (teleplay)

Produced by
Marcy Gross .... executive producer
Art Levinson .... line producer
Brent Shields .... producer
Richard Welsh .... executive producer
Ann Weston .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Stanley Clarke 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Fierberg 
 
Film Editing by
Tod Feuerman 
 
Casting by
Kathryn Eisenstein 
Lynn Kressel 
 
Production Design by
Dan Bishop 
 
Art Direction by
Maria L. Baker  (as Maria Baker)
 
Set Decoration by
Kathe Klopp 
 
Costume Design by
Shelley Komarov 
 
Makeup Department
Cheryl Ann Nick .... makeup artist: Gloria Reuben (as Cheryl Nick)
Carol A. O'Connell .... key hair stylist (as Carol O'Connell)
Wynona Price .... key makeup artist (as Wynona Y. Price)
Julia L. Walker .... hair stylist (as Julia Walker)
 
Production Management
Jeff Henry .... post-production supervisor
Art Levinson .... unit production manager
Kathleen M. Straub .... executive in charge of production (as Kathleen Straub)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Dahlin .... first assistant director
Susan J. Hellmann .... second assistant director (as Susan Hellmann)
 
Art Department
Jamie Archer .... construction coordinator
Rick Belosic .... tool man
dooner .... art department coordinator
David E. Harshbarger .... property master (as David Harshbarger)
Scott MacLachlan .... construction foreman
Luigi Mugavero .... lead man
Lisa Robinson .... on-set dresser
Brad Turner .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Frank Bradley .... sound utility
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Melody .... sound supervisor (as Joseph Melody)
William Munroe .... additional boom operator
Steve Nelson .... sound mixer
Ian Wright .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Conrade Gamble .... stunt double: Ving Rhames
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Monty Bass .... grip
Richard Benda .... camera operator
Brian Crane .... rigging gaffer
Bruce Letterman .... grip
Emily Mackley .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Stephen B. Martinez .... best boy grip
Steve Mathis .... gaffer
Darin Moran .... assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Starkey .... rigging key grip
R. Michael Stringer .... key grip
Kevin Tiesiera .... set lighting technician
Eric Ward .... dolly grip
James M. Wykoff .... grip
 
Casting Department
Chris Bustard .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lola Bullion Chambers .... key costumer
Ellen Ryba .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Damien Simon .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Mark Agostino .... music playback operator
Ron Finn .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Rich Bennetti .... transportation
Ken Farnell .... driver
Shane Summers .... transportation coordinator
Don Poole .... driver (uncredited)
Lowell D. Smith .... driver (uncredited)
Paul Tumber .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Scott 'Ice Paq' Baron .... set medic
Chris Cohenour .... assistant to director
Cameron Johann .... production associate
Zak Knutson .... production secretary
Michael Leon .... location manager (as Mike Leon)
Peter Madamba .... script researcher
Donna Nitti .... production coordinator
Wendy Price .... production accountant
Matt Rawls .... production assistant
Greg Smith .... accounting clerk
Heidi Sturdevant .... script supervisor
Onni Vosdoganes .... assistant production coordinator
William S. White .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: Little John (#51.4)" - USA (anthology series)
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Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Gloria Reuben, who plays Natalie, is only 5 years younger than Ving Rhames, who plays her father.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951)See more »

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Interesting, 1 January 2013
Author: myspecialparadise from Hawaii

This movie has a powerhouse of seasoned actors. Unfortunately, the scripting left more to be desired, and miscasting is quite evident when it comes to Patty Duke! Don't get me wrong, I like Patty (Anna Marie), but this role was a no fit! Patty Duke is way above that role, which was placid, sweet, and totally boring! On the other hand ... it was nice to see her looking so good ... in 2002 ... but a wallflower she is not! The story pretty much stinks with contradictions in the role of Little John's mother, played by Gloria Reuben. Another fine actress wasting her time with this movie. First, she appears too young to have the position she has acquired as a Judge. And, being a Judge that makes extremely important decisions in regards to abused children ... and, basically, having done the same thing by abandoning her own baby ... is totally crapola! Her role, as already said, was ridiculous and contradictory of her own inner qualities. Plus, the idea that she never told her father that she was raped is highly improbable! Anyone, having their own father telling them that he was disappointed in her because she allowed herself to become pregnant ... would ... scream RAPE! Its a matter of self-preservation when it comes to a child being scorn by a parent for something he, or she, had no control of. Emotional reflex! Ving Rhames ... I don't dare say anything against him ... we share the same birthday. Frankly, this a a seasoned actor and did a great job with his part ... but, alas, he was also miscast! Ving Rhames is like an action hero ... volatile, somewhat like Patty Duke, that bites the reins in most of his roles. So, basically, what I am saying here is this ... the cast was subdued ... sat in a chair and had the hands tied behind their backs ... like alka seltzer without the fizz! One keeps waiting for the high dramatics, which Patty and Ving are loved for, but all we get is a two day old flat soda ... a bore.

As for the main character ... same goes here also. When you see this little kid take care of his grandpa ... and drive this truck to a diner for help ... you think ... this is going to be a winner! Wrong! The bottom line is this ... a lot of good actors were hired to waste their time developing a loser that is beneath every one of them! The acting was quite good, all around, but it was still a bore!

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