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By Dawn's Early Light (2000)

When Mike Lewis leaves L.A. to stay with his grandfather in Colorado for the summer, he hates the old man's cowboy ways. When Mike demands to go home, the old man agrees and saddles up a ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Crenna ... Ben Maxwell
David Carradine ... Nick Decker
Chris Olivero ... Mike Lewis
Patrick David ... Eddie Decker
Gary Bisig Gary Bisig ... Syd Spicer
Ben Cardinal ... Ro
Tim Henry ... Bell Baines
Stella Stevens ... Eli
Blair Slater ... Duane
Lachlan Murdoch ... Evan
Sandra Nelson ... Sandy Lewis
Greg Kean Greg Kean ... Ron Lewis
Don MacKay ... Mayor
Peter Raffan Peter Raffan ... Auctioneer
Lisa Marie Caruk ... Heartbreaker #1


When Mike Lewis leaves L.A. to stay with his grandfather in Colorado for the summer, he hates the old man's cowboy ways. When Mike demands to go home, the old man agrees and saddles up a couple of horses for a six week trip toward California, home, the Pacific and redemption. Written by <havan_ironoak@bigfoot.com>

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21 June 2008 (Sweden) See more »

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When the boy's mother enters his bedroom, he closes down a window on his computer, leaving the screen showing the usual blue-ish background in certain shots. In the long-distance shots from across the other side of the bedroom, the monitor is no longer on, then in another close-up the monitor still shows the blue background. See more »

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Worth Watching if in the Mood
15 April 2001 | by lawrence_fSee all my reviews

Uplifting, if predictable, storyline with a spirited supporting cast and strong performances for a TV movie. Richard Crenna makes a surprisingly good cowboy and grandfather, and Chris Olivero as the smarmy teen becomes more interesting as he evolves. David Carradine and company are involved in the most entertaining scenes in the movie.

Left unresolved are explanations for the ending, and the reunion with the family. The parents are caricatures and seem distant from the story except as plot points.

If you're in the mood for melodrama and nice scenics, catch this when it comes on television.

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