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A Ring of Endless Light (2002)

Based on the Novel by Madeline L'Engle. During the summer her grandfather is dying of leukemia and death seems all around, 15-year-old Vicky finds comfort with the pod of dolphins with ... See full summary »

Director:

Greg Beeman

Writers:

Madeleine L'Engle (novel), Marita Giovanni (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mischa Barton ... Vicky Austin
Ryan Merriman ... Adam Eddington
Jared Padalecki ... Zachery Gray
Scarlett Pomers ... Suzy Austin
Soren Fulton ... Rob Austin
James Whitmore ... Grandfather
Theresa Wong ... Dr. Zand
Penny Everingham Penny Everingham ... Cecily
Christopher Kirby ... Harbor Master Dan (as Chris Kirby)
Steven Vidler ... Mr. Gray
Leo Taylor Leo Taylor ... Captain
Terry Annesley Terry Annesley ... Mate
Carol Baker Carol Baker ... Mrs. Austin
Arron Wayne Cull Arron Wayne Cull ... Mr. Austin (as Wayne Cull)
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Based on the Novel by Madeline L'Engle. During the summer her grandfather is dying of leukemia and death seems all around, 15-year-old Vicky finds comfort with the pod of dolphins with which she has been doing research. Written by <SabrinasFather@aol.com>

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Plot Keywords:

leukemia | dying | death | dolphin | yacht | See All (20) »

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Drama | Family | Romance

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Several elements from the original story have been changed: in the novel, Vicky and her family knew about her grandfather's condition the entire time, she had an older brother, her younger sister was much older and prettier, there was a third boy she was interested in, the plot element about drift nets was entirely absent, and her parents were present during the whole trip at the grandfather's house. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, while Mischa Barton's character dreams of swimming as a mermaid, she does a somersault underwater that horribly reveals the fakeness of the tail: a flap of fabric from the waist is shown dangling, her knees scrunch up the material, and the entire waistline crinkles up. See more »

Quotes

[after Vicky and Adam surface after nearly drowning]
Zach: Man, don't do that to me!
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Soundtracks

You Already Take Me There
Written by Jonathan Foreman and Tim Foreman
Performed by Switchfoot
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User Reviews

 
never read the book, liked the movie
4 September 2002 | by mischafanSee all my reviews

most negitive reviews of this movie are by people who loved the book. as i have never read the book, i enjoyed watching the movie with my family. the ever charming mischa barton does what she does best, gets the viewers to like her. she shines as vicky austin and keeps the whole movie together. their are better movies out their and mischa has done better work, but she is good and the movie is worth watching.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ring of Endless Light See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Production Co:

Disney Channel See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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