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Plainsong (2004)

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Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation based on the novel by Kent Haruf. Tom Guthrie (Aidan Quinn), a high school history teacher... See full synopsis »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Guthrie
Maggie Jonas
Victoria Roubideaux
Raymond McPheron
Harold McPheron
Ella Guthrie
Russell Beckman (as Zachery Bryan)
Cody Arens ...
Bobby Guthrie
Ike Guthrie
Iva Stearns
Jeffrey Carlson ...
Mrs. Beckman
Lloyd Crowder
Betty Roubideaux


Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation based on the novel by Kent Haruf. Tom Guthrie (Aidan Quinn), a high school history teacher... See full synopsis »

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A story of redemption, healing and the power of hope.





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25 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Plainsong (#53.3)  »

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When Tom's driving with his two sons there's a sign visible for the Junction of I-15 and I-84 which is in Utah and the movie takes place in Colorado. See more »


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

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Low key and gentle story. Worth your time.
27 April 2004 | by (Northern New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a gentle, low key story about a pregnant 17 year old girl whose mother rejects her, and the people who rise to the occasion and care for her. It's very well cast with America Ferrera (the young actress from "Real Women Have Curves) as the girl, Aidan Quinn and Rachel Griffiths as the high school teachers and Megan Follows (Anne Shirley from the wonderful Sullivan Films production of "Anne of Green Gables") as Quinn's wife. It was lovely to see Marion Seldes on screen again too. The story is predictable, but the writing and acting is lovely. If you like gentle dramas and very real characters, this made for TV (Hallmark Hall of Fame) movie will be worth your time.

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Not worth the time... strimpf
April 25th, 2004 on CBS irishkale
Adian Quin looks a lot like Jonathan Kent from Smallville Movie_Doctor
Coming May 2004 on CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame JeffCLee
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