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Little John (2002)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 5 May 2002
The unmarried daughter of a Texas rancher gives birth to an unwanted child. She puts the child up for adoption and moves away from home. Without her knowledge, her father took the boy and ... See full summary »

Director:

Dick Lowry

Writers:

Temma Kramer (story), Temma Kramer (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ving Rhames ... John Morgan
Gloria Reuben ... Natalie Britain
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Steven
Adilah Barnes ... Aunt Etta Green
Robert Bailey Jr. ... L.J. Morgan
Patty Duke ... Sylvia
Ellis Williams Ellis Williams ... Lou (as Ellis E. Williams)
Elizabeth Anne Smith Elizabeth Anne Smith ... Sister Mary
Dex Elliott Sanders Dex Elliott Sanders ... Nelson
Hayden Tank ... Benny
Henry G. Sanders ... Merle
Peter Van Norden ... Presiding Judge
Rainbow Borden Rainbow Borden ... Messenger
Octavia Spencer ... Waitress (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Adrian Sparks ... Cowboy
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The unmarried daughter of a Texas rancher gives birth to an unwanted child. She puts the child up for adoption and moves away from home. Without her knowledge, her father took the boy and raised him. Twelve years later, she is now a successful family-court judge in L.A. Over the years, she has avoided her father and knows nothing of the child. That all changes when he decides that is time she knew her own child and heads for L.A. However, he quickly finds that she wants nothing to do with her father and cares little about the son she never knew. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A stubborn father. A headstrong daughter. Can a child's love mend a broken family?

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Little John (#51.4) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gloria Reuben, who plays Natalie, is only 5 years younger than Ving Rhames, who plays her father. See more »

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

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Heartwarming
4 March 2018 | by evenhousedSee all my reviews

A family with a painful interpersonal past attempts to reconcile and forgive. It is realistically difficult but demonstrates the need and value of facing past issues fully, painful or not. Hallmark has given another great movie. Acting is very good. Patty Duke has a small role, performs it well and proves that great actresses just love to act, especially if it is a story worth telling. Those who dislike the movie because she has a small role need to realize that is beside the point and it was her decision to make.


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