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After Vietnam, Crystal Wyatt meets a returning soldier, Spencer Hill and although she is young they are drawn together and find they have a lot in common. Spencer's visit is fleeting and ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Miller

Writers:

Claire Labine (teleplay), Danielle Steel (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennie Garth ... Crystal Wyatt
Craig Bierko ... Spencer Hill
Terry Farrell ... Elizabeth
Penny Fuller ... Olivia Wyatt
Mitchell Ryan ... Harrison Barclay
Jim Haynie ... Tad Wyatt
Roxanne Reese ... Pearl
Albert Hall ... Larry
Bryan Smith Bryan Smith
Patrick Massett
John McCann ... William Hill
Melendy Britt ... Priscilla Barclay
Jane Daly ... Frances Hill
Ted Wass ... Ernie
Bibi Osterwald ... Aunt Pamela
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After Vietnam, Crystal Wyatt meets a returning soldier, Spencer Hill and although she is young they are drawn together and find they have a lot in common. Spencer's visit is fleeting and although he leaves, Crystal still thinks of him often. Crystal's father dies and her mother, who has never really loved Crystal, begins to mistreat her and use her as a skivvy. After years of this, Crystal is attacked and raped by her brother-in-law. When Crystal gets her father's shotgun to kill her brother-in law, her brother-in-law accidentally shoots her brother, and Crystal runs away from the farm to San Francisco where she becomes quite well known as a singer. Menawhile, Spencer has embarked upon a socially beneficial, yet ill-advised marriage, when he meets Crystal again in San Francisco. They embark on a hurtful affair, but the path does not run smooth for them. As intertwined as their lives are, it takes Spencer time to act like a decent man and do what is right. Written by I hate this movie

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Drama | Romance

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Set in the 1960's. The Transamerica Pyramid, built in 1972, is shown in a shot of the San Francisco skyline. See more »

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Comments from Someone Who Is Not a Danielle Steel Fan
18 March 1999 | by Hecate-3See all my reviews

It's schmaltzy, but then what else did you expect? The heroine is Cinderella's younger sister complete with wicked mother, sister, and brother-in-law; the hero (if you can call him that) is an ineffectual putz; and the rival love interests are full of melodramatic villainy.

The cast, settings, and wardrobe were all very attractive, and I thought the actors did a superb job considering how weak the material was. The movie was prettily filmed and boasted a soundtrack that was carefully crafted to cue the viewer about what emotions he should be experiencing throughout. Megon McDonough sang sweetly and provided the film with some of its best moments.

If you love Danielle Steel, you will love this film. If you love archetypal romance, you will love this film. I did not. I was able to sit through it, but it was close.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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