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A Loss of Innocence (1996)

Erik Eriksen, who has become a successful pianist in New York, is back in Templeton, his Mormon community, where he is still treated distrustfully by its members, including his family, for ... See full summary »

Director:

Graeme Clifford

Writers:

Virginia Sorensen (book), Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennie Garth ... Chelnicia 'Chel' Bowen
Rob Estes ... Erik Eriksen
Polly Holliday ... Christina Eriksen
Mike Doyle ... Jens Eriksen
Michael Milhoan ... Ivor Eriksen
Anne Sward ... Ida Eriksen
Scott Wilkinson Scott Wilkinson ... John Brown
Marcia Dangerfield ... Seenie
Melissa Moore ... Esther Bowen-Dorius
Maria Mejias Maria Mejias ... Ruby Snow
Bill Osborn Bill Osborn ... Oley Eriksen
Peter Morse Peter Morse ... Junior Eriksen
Wendy Lee Richhart Wendy Lee Richhart ... Hedvig Eriksen
Jed Knudsen ... Karl Dorius
Steve Anderson Steve Anderson ... Bill Mac
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Erik Eriksen, who has become a successful pianist in New York, is back in Templeton, his Mormon community, where he is still treated distrustfully by its members, including his family, for having 'betrayed' them in not living the life God had planned for him. Only his mother and his younger brother Jens, support him unconditionally. Erik falls in love with Chelnica, a beautiful young woman who plays the piano at the local cinema and a dedicated Mormon. The big trouble is that she is also Jens's fiancée, due to marry him soon... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Romance

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A good movie for a rainy Sunday.
23 May 2003 | by CWscoobySee all my reviews

I caught this movie on Lifetime and decided to give it a try. Although the plot was predictable the ending will have you screaming "NOOOOOO". This movie is a send up to the kinds of stories they had you reading in High school English class where there's not a lot of action but more of an exploration of the human character with love as both the motivating and destroying force for all (think a cross between "A Light in August" and "the Great Gatsby"). If your an atheist you will probably hate this movie since religious convictions play a major role for the characters. Although flawed it's a beautiful story of how love can both heal you and hurt you. Definitely a movie for a rainy day.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On the Plain Road See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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