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The Shell Seekers (1989)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 3 December 1989
Given an opportunity to trade her most cherished possession for comfort an security, Penelope must take a good look at her future. With three grown children and a lifetime of memories, she ... See full summary »

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Waris Hussein

Writer:

John Pielmeier
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Angela Lansbury ... Penelope Keeling
Irene Worth ... Dolly Keeling
Sam Wanamaker ... Richard
Patricia Hodge ... Olivia
Anna Carteret ... Nancy
Sophie Ward ... Antonia
Denis Quilley ... Cosmo
Serena Gordon Serena Gordon ... Annabel
Michael Gough ... Roy Brookner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Blackwell Patrick Blackwell ... Taxi Driver
Christopher Bowen ... Noel
Tracey Childs ... Penelope (age 20)
James Goodwin James Goodwin ... Rupert
Laura Goodwin Laura Goodwin ... Melanie
William Hope ... Young Richard
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Storyline

Given an opportunity to trade her most cherished possession for comfort an security, Penelope must take a good look at her future. With three grown children and a lifetime of memories, she realizes that something is missing, the simple joy she knew as a child playing on the beach. So she embarks on an incredible journey-50 years into her past-to discover the secret to happiness for her friends, her family...and herself

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Drama

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Shell Seekers (#39.1) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A TV movie made for the ABC network. See more »

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Don't bother if you've read the book.....
1 June 2018 | by roycragerSee all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out during Christmas holiday 1985. Loved it...cried through the whole thing! Then I learned it was a book and couldn't wait to read it. The book is lush and spellbinding! I've read it a dozen times and it just gets better with each reading. Imagine my surprise when I realized the book was different! So, I found the movie at Blockbuster and watched it again. What a disappointment. Bits and pieces are the same, but for the most part, it was like the script writers hadn't even read the book! Maybe they read the Cliff's Notes! I'm sitting here watching it now, and still just as disappointed as I was 30 years ago. What a disservice to Rosamund Pilcher!!


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