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Everything That Rises (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Western, Adventure | TV Movie 12 July 1998
His son's critical injury forces a Montana man (Dennis Quaid) to reconsider priorities as he struggles to retain family land.


Dennis Quaid


Mark Spragg
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Jim Clay
Mare Winningham ... Kyle Clay
Harve Presnell ... Garth
Meat Loaf ... Red
Ryan Merriman ... Nathan Clay
Bruce McGill ... Alan Jamison
Denise Durham Denise Durham ... Red's Wife
Gwyn Ganjean Gwyn Ganjean ... Dr. Palmer
Jack Lilley Jack Lilley ... Sheriff
Brace Williams Brace Williams ... Fake Sheriff
Michael A. Art Michael A. Art ... Supervisor
Ruby Walker Ruby Walker ... Manager
David S. Cass Sr. ... Gunfighter
Patrick Stinson Patrick Stinson ... 1st Announcer
Jim Girdler Jim Girdler ... 2nd Announcer


His son's critical injury forces a Montana man (Dennis Quaid) to reconsider priorities as he struggles to retain family land.

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A tragedy shattered their lives. Now only courage can save their dreams.


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I love this movie!
8 January 2011 | by tathigpenSee all my reviews

I agree that this movie is not Dennis' best work, but he still did a great job playing the strict father that did not believe in coddling his son. He was tough and wanted his son to be that way too. Then when tragedy struck, it left them both unprepared and unable to handle the situation. The mother was doing all she could, but the boy wanted his father's love and attention. It took the grandfather to step in and teach them both that they still had commonalities in their life and were still connected by blood and nothing would ever change that. Yes, it is a tear jerker, it has gut wrenching scenes where you just boohoo, and then it has such happy scenes where you grin and boohoo in happiness for them. It takes a great movie that can move you from one side of the emotional wheel all the way around to the other side. I have watched this movie over and over, I love it and the message it has for everyone. I wish they would release it out on DVD, I want to add it to my collection. I only have it on VCR tape and the VCR is broken now. I would love to see it over again and again in the future on DVD.

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12 July 1998 (USA) See more »

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Livingston, Montana, USA

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1.33 : 1
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