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Writers (WGA):
Marsha Recknagle (book)
Susanna Styron (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
23 April 2006 (USA) See more »
After ten years without contact, Bobby Miller (16) shows up famished, exhausted and nightmare-ridden at would be-author Victoria 'Vicki' Miller's home... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Marcia Gay Harden ... Vicki Miller

Taylor Handley ... Bobby

Thomas Gibson ... Aiden Byrnes

Kate Nelligan ... Vera Miller

Regina Taylor ... Dr. A. Gardner

Mackenzie Astin ... Rob Miller

Roxanne Hart ... Ruth Miller Hammond

Kevin Kilner ... Chet Hammond

Mageina Tovah ... Priscilla Miller
Nicholas Ballas ... Abe Nolan

Cody McMains ... Tristan

Miguel Pérez ... Ned Alvarez

Lauren Tom ... Dr. Myra Chen

Ryan Donowho ... Snakeman
Mary Evans ... Dr. Knapp

Jenny Gabrielle ... Brett Hammond

William Sterchi ... Harold Melvin

Esodie Geiger ... Receptionist
Jane E. Goold ... Sleep Lab Nurse (as Jane Goold)

Bruce McIntosh ... Dr. Jeff Edmonds
Jason Menke ... Computer Instructor
Chris Talley ... Lawyer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Barela ... Accident Victim

Roxanne V. Hennig ... Wedding guest
Mike McKenny ... Diner Patron (as Mike McKenney)

Arty Nichols ... Restaurant Customer

Danielle Rees ... Sophie

Marian Seldes ... Nora Cantata

Kerry Wynnyk ... Patient in curlers
Shannon Zeller ... Gina

Rachel Crow ... Little Girl in Doctors Office (uncredited)

Albert Fry Jr. ... College Professor (uncredited)
Tavia Schwartz ... Patient (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Levin 
Writing credits
Marsha Recknagle (book "If Nights Could Talk")

Susanna Styron (teleplay) &
Bridget Terry (teleplay)

Produced by
Cameron Johann .... associate producer
Brent Shields .... executive producer
Richard Welsh .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mark McKenzie 
Cinematography by
Eric Van Haren Noman 
Film Editing by
Tina Hirsch 
Casting by
Roxanne V. Hennig 
Phyllis Huffman 
Production Design by
Doug Kraner 
Art Direction by
Guy Barnes 
Set Decoration by
Wendy Ozols-Barnes 
Costume Design by
Ha Nguyen 
Makeup Department
Jessie Brown .... additional makeup artist
Blair Leonard .... key makeup artist
Randy Houston Mercer .... makeup department head
Jolynn Nieto .... additional hair stylist
Diana Sikes .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Noel Bermudez .... executive in charge of production
Pam Fitzgerald .... post-production supervisor
Karen Koch .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Crow .... second second assistant director
Chemen Ochoa .... second assistant director (as Chemen A. Ochoa)
Kaaren F. Ochoa .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jason Davis .... assistant property master
Marisa Frantz .... set dresser
Mark Hansen .... property master
Amy Marsh .... art department coordinator
Rhonda Paynter .... on-set dresser
Liv Selinger .... set dresser
Christopher Windisch .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Becker .... boom operator
David Brownlow .... production sound mixer
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Kathryn Madsen .... adr supervisor
Joe Melody .... sound supervisor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Richard D. Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer (as Richard Rogers)
Special Effects by
Scott Hastings .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Robert D. Bailey .... visual effects supervisor (as Robert Bailey)
Johnny Martin .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Logan R. Berkshire .... key grip
David Cummings .... grip
Tammy Fouts .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Hank Herrera .... best boy grip
Sam Mares .... camera loader
Stephen Mullen .... gaffer: rigging
Alejandro Snodgrass .... grip
Tommy Ray Sullivan .... gaffer
Marc Yannette .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Jo Edna Boldin .... casting: New Mexico
Darlene Hansen .... extras casting
Marie A. Kohl .... casting assistant: New Mexico
Geoffrey Miclat .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephen K. Randolph .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Martin C. Heselov .... assistant editor (as Martin Heselov)
Christine Seino .... assistant on-line editor
Location Management
Christian Diaz De Bedoya .... assistant location manager
Robbie Mueller .... assistant location manager
Robbie Mueller .... location scout
Alan Swain .... location manager
Stan Torres .... location assistant
Sean McCormick .... locations (uncredited)
Music Department
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Transportation Department
William 'Fleet' Eakland .... transportation coordinator (as William Eakland)
Patrick A. Reynolds Jr. .... captain
Eric Rivera .... driver
Other crew
Tim Carlson .... stand-in
Rob Corlew .... production secretary
Brian DeNike .... office production assistant
Brooke Fair .... production staff
Linda R. Gore .... production assistant
Anne Johns .... production coordinator
Joanna Kennedy .... script supervisor
Lise Landeau .... assistant to director
Wendy Price .... production accountant
Rachel Srigley .... production coordinator
Rachel Srigley .... production office coordinator
Hunter Standen .... production assistant
John N. Ward .... payroll accountant
Betty Weaver .... assistant coordinator
Evan Adrian .... stand-in (uncredited)
Guin Dill .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Jarin Rossiter .... development associate (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: In from the Night (#55.3)" - USA (anthology series)
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97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Dr. A. Gardner:You like computers?
Dr. A. Gardner:What do you like about them?
Bobby:[pauses to think] They're not emotional. They're like me.
Dr. A. Gardner:In what way?
Bobby:We're both machines.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Inspiring, 25 April 2006
Author: vchimpanzee

While talking on the phone about the novel she is writing, Vicki Miller must answer the door. She sees her nephew Bobby, who has run away from home and looks dirty and frightened. Bobby eats like he hasn't seen food for days, and he flinches quite easily when touched. When he sleeps, he has nightmares and tosses and turns, and he has a difficult time waking up during the day. Vicki's mother Vera calls, frantic that Bobby is missing.

In flashbacks, we learn how Vicki, her parents, and her sister Ruth picked up Bobby as a baby from his parents Rob and Priscilla, who didn't want him and don't seem capable of caring for a child. In fact, Rob and Priscilla met in a mental hospital.

Vicki visits lawyer Ned Alvarez to find out what options to take. She explains that Rob fought for custody after his domineering father died, and Bobby went back to his disturbed parents for 10 years. Temporarily, Bobby moves in with Ruth and her husband Chet (Kevin Kilner), but that doesn't work out. Bobby trusts Vicki and is determined to live with her. Vicki finds a solution for Bobby and tries to make up for all the abuse he has suffered.

Meanwhile, Vicki attends an event related to her novel (her first, by the way) and meets Aiden. She also has an awkward moment with Nora Cantata (Marian Seldes in a brief but memorable performance), a member of a selection committee. Vicki has two dogs, Nick and Nora, who were named for the "Thin Man" characters.

Helping Bobby proves to be a challenge, but Vicki is determined. One obstacle: Bobby is happy to have friends, even if they do look like punk rockers. But they are not really friends. People who look like that (unless they are just changing their look to rebel) tend to take advantage of others.

Marcia Gay Harden does a capable job here, and Taylor Handley is outstanding in a role with more obvious challenges. I was disappointed not to see more of Thomas Gibson (I guess the movie was promoted with the idea people would want to see a star from a popular show, but he wasn't that important in reality). In some scenes I noticed he had an Irish accent, which was distracting to me. I don't know if he had the accent in all his scenes.

Other fine performances came from Lauren Tom and Regina Taylor as therapists who discovered exactly what was wrong with Bobby and came up with ideas for solving his problems.

The movie's one big weakness, in my opinion, was the fact we saw little of Priscilla, though Mageina Tovah succeeded in a mere five seconds (in the present) in making her appear quite demented. She was shown more in flashbacks looking spaced-out as Bobby was taken from her, and behaving wildly later (as Bobby hid). Mackenzie Astin did an okay job as Rob in a later scene from the present where he appeared under control, but not really able to cope with a child. It may be just as well that we saw so little of the abuse, because we certainly saw its results.

Another weakness: we hear at one point that Vicki is a teacher, but we see very little evidence of this. I suppose one of the scenes was taking place in her school, but it was hard to tell.

Overall, this was worthy of the Hallmark Hall of Fame.

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