6.1/10
303
35 user 1 critic

Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1999)

A version of the "Little House" stories that cover some of the events that take place in the last three books of the series and the book "The First Four Years" Laura is living on the ... See full summary »

Director:

Marcus Cole
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

During preparations for a Christmas baby, Rose Wilder is kidnapped by a woman who recently lost her child. While looking for Rose, Laura, Almanzo, and Mr Edwards meet a lonely orphan boy who ends up living with that woman.

Director: Victor French
Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
Little House Years (TV Movie 1979)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

"Little House on the Prairie" Thanksgiving clip show in which Laura Ingalls reminisces about the Ingalls' journeys and struggles during a family Thanksgiving gathering.

Director: Michael Landon
Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert
Sarah, Plain and Tall (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A single New England woman responds to an advertisement by a Midwestern widower in which he asks for a bride to help him raise his two children.

Director: Glenn Jordan
Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Albert Quinn Ingalls wants to be a doctor. But soon he discovers that he is fatally ill. He decides to spend the rest of his life in Walnut Grove. Meanwhile children from school are preparing for their traditional climbing of the mountain.

Director: Victor French
Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
Love Takes Wing (TV Movie 2009)
Family | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This is a Christian film from Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly series. Belinda Simpson is recovering from the loss of her husband. She arrives in a small Missouri town to become the local ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Diamond Phillips
Stars: Sarah Jones, Haylie Duff, Jordan Bridges
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Richard Thomas stars in this amazing tale of a family looking for adventure only to find themselves marooned on a deserted island. Having no means of provision or shelter they struggled to ... See full summary »

Stars: Gareth Howells, Kieren Hutchison, Junior Chile
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the nineteenth century American Midwest.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Karen Grassle
The Christmas Secret (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In this magical story, a scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family and Christmas.

Director: Ian Barry
Stars: Richard Thomas, Beau Bridges, Maria Pitillo
Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Bing Crosby and his family spend Christmas at the estate of distant relative in England.

Director: Dwight Hemion
Stars: Bing Crosby, Stanley Baxter, David Bowie
Christy (1994–1995)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Based on the bestseller by Catherine Marshall, Christy tells the story of an idealistic nineteen year old who leaves the comforts of her city home to teach school in the impoverished ... See full summary »

Stars: Kellie Martin, Stewart Finlay-McLennan, Tyne Daly
Father Murphy (1981–1983)
Drama | Family | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

John Murphy leads a struggle against a mining boss causing some children to be orphaned. Assuming responsibility, he poses as a priest to circumvent authorities. He and schoolteacher Mae ... See full summary »

Stars: Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Rob Halverson Rob Halverson ... Russian Balalaika Player
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terra Allen Terra Allen ... Rose Wilder
Alandra Bingham Alandra Bingham ... Laura Ingalls at 3
J. Scott Bronson J. Scott Bronson ... Mr. Robbins
Courtnie Bull Courtnie Bull ... Grace Ingalls
Lindsay Crouse ... Caroline Ingalls
Cory Dangerfield ... Cory
Walton Goggins ... Almanzo Wilder
Jan Hanks Jan Hanks ... Mrs. Robbins (as Jan Jensen)
Tess Harper ... Narrator / Older Laura Ingalls Wilder
Jeremy Hoop ... Cap Garland
Haley McCormick Haley McCormick ... Carrie Ingalls
Meredith Monroe ... Laura Ingalls Wilder
Jenny Dare Paulin ... Patsy Robbins
Tracy Pfau ... Mrs. Bouchie
Edit

Storyline

A version of the "Little House" stories that cover some of the events that take place in the last three books of the series and the book "The First Four Years" Laura is living on the prairie nere De Smet, South Dakota and eventually meets the man that she will marry, Almanzo Wilder. Life, however, is not easy on the prairie and after a crop lost to hail, the loss of their baby son, the burning down of their house, and a terrible bout of diptheria, the Wilders must make some hard choices about how to move on from the tragedies. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La véritable histoire de Laura Ingalls See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Little House: The Last Farewell (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Absorbing and heart warming
2 January 2000 | by Monika-5See all my reviews

This was a very good movie, MUCH better than the usual Sunday night made for TV fare. The story was very absorbing, and Meredith Monroe was absolutely charming as Laura. (She also has an uncanny resemblance to Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura on the TV show in the 70s and 80s.) The acting and scenery and costuming were all great. I give it 5 stars.


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 35 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed