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The Legend of Cryin' Ryan (1998)

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In a small town, young girl called Kris and her best friend Kevin must help the restless spirit of a young bully killed 40 years ago find out who killed him so he can find peace and go to Heaven.


Deanna Shapiro
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andi Eystad Andi Eystad ... Kris
Michael Heidemann Michael Heidemann ... Ryan
Harrison Myers Harrison Myers ... Kevin
Ernie Lively ... Leonard Greene
Harold Smith Harold Smith ... Mr. Collins
Rob Lunn Rob Lunn ... Billy
Rhelda Mortensen Rhelda Mortensen ... Billy's Mom
Christian LeBrun Christian LeBrun ... Scott
AnneMarie Fulkerson AnneMarie Fulkerson ... Karen
Drew Tschetter Drew Tschetter ... Jason
Roz Myers Roz Myers ... Carol (Kris' Mom)
Scott Van Kirk Scott Van Kirk ... Ken (Kris' Dad)
Charlie Foster Fulkerson Charlie Foster Fulkerson ... Danny
Keith O'Connell Keith O'Connell ... Joe
Phillip Plummer Phillip Plummer ... George


A young girl named Kris gets caught playing hide and go seek in the cemetery by Mr. Collins, the superstitious caretaker. While running from Mr. Collins, she accidentally trips and knocks over the tombstone of the legendary town bully, Cryin' Ryan Greene. Mr Collins tells Kris that by knocking over Ryan's tombstone she has set the spirit free and must now find it and put it back or suffer the same fate as the murdered boy did over forty years ago. Written by Anonymous

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The clues to the future are often buried in the past.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violence, thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

In the Light Entertainment





Release Date:

February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Síró Ryan legendája See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairport, New York, USA See more »

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Referenced in Succubus: Hell-Bent (2007) See more »

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8 May 2004 | by j-boorSee all my reviews

This was an excellent movie. One of the best made for TV movies I have ever seen!!! Mike Heidemann was great in this film, which was his first. I would like to know where I can get a copy of this film. I would also like to know when it might be played again on TV. The rest of the characters were also wonderful. This film deals with issues that take place every day throughout the world. The mystery of this movie shows children that domestic violence is a terrible thing. It shows them what they can do to stop violence against children. It also teaches children not to be afraid to speak up about violence. This film is one that everyone can enjoy!

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