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Night Ride Home (1999)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 7 February 1999
A father, mother and their daughter try to cope with the tragic death of their young son, the girl's brother, that she indirectly unintentionally caused.

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writers:

Ronald Parker (teleplay), Darrah Cloud (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca De Mornay ... Nora Mahler
Keith Carradine ... Neal Mahler
Ellen Burstyn ... Maggie
Thora Birch ... Clea Mahler
Lynne Thigpen ... Fran
Ryan Merriman ... Justin
Jordan Brower ... Simon
Rosanna Huffman Rosanna Huffman ... Iris
Ramon De Ocampo ... Luis
Mary Marsh Mary Marsh ... Mrs. Kramer
John Morrison John Morrison ... Dr. Froman
Terry Ward Terry Ward ... Mr. Wetzel
Patrick Welch Patrick Welch ... George
Linda Burden-Williams ... Nurse
Enrique Arias Enrique Arias ... Desk Clerk (as Enrique M. Arias)
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A father, mother and their daughter try to cope with the tragic death of their young son, the girl's brother, that she indirectly unintentionally caused.

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Drama

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PG
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Thora Birch's first acting role in 2 years. See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Moving story of story of family riven by tragedy
8 February 1999 | by Castor-11See all my reviews

This poignant tale relates what happens when an apparently happy family is struck by tragedy. This movie reminds me of "Ordinary People" (which excellence, for me, it equals), except that there are a couple of twists toward the end...just as the family seems to be recovering from the tragedy, the strongest member begins to crumble, and we learn that, perhaps, the family wasn't so well-knit, after all.

This Hallmark Production is further enhanced, believe it or not, by its commercials...they promote Hallmark cards, of course, but by enacting sharp vignettes of "relationships" these miniatures, are works of art, in themselves, brief, yet profound, each capable of expansion to a t.v. movie, nay, a t.v. mini-series, of its own. A thoroughly entertaining two hours!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Night Ride Home (#48.3) See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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