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The Locket (2002)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 8 December 2002
A young man taking care of his dying mother is distraught and grief-stricken when she finally passes away. On the advice of his doctor, he takes a job in an upscale nursing home, and is ... See full summary »

Director:

Karen Arthur

Writers:

Richard Paul Evans (novel), Ron Raley (teleplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Esther Huish
Chad Willett ... Michael Keddington
Marguerite Moreau ... Faye Murrow
Lori Heuring ... Alice Richards
Lourdes Benedicto ... Amanda Ibarra
Terry O'Quinn ... Casey Keddington
Brock Peters ... Henry McCord
Mary McDonnell ... Helen Staples
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bev Appleton Bev Appleton ... Judge
John Bennes John Bennes ... Stanley
Dorothy Recasner Brown ... Bail Judge (as Dorothy Brown)
Jennifer Ferrin ... Young Esther
Keith Flippen ... Assist. D. A. Palmer
Jonathan Frappier ... Young Thomas
Michael Genevie Michael Genevie ... Professor King
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A young man taking care of his dying mother is distraught and grief-stricken when she finally passes away. On the advice of his doctor, he takes a job in an upscale nursing home, and is assigned to take care of an elderly woman named Esther. At first Esther is a bitter, angry woman and pushes him away, but as she gradually warms to him, he discovers that he and Esther have much more in common than he imagined. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Two love stories connected by the mystery of one simple locket.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
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I feel I must write something as a warning to others...
4 August 2007 | by jthekozSee all my reviews

After reading the mostly glowing comments about this movie I decided to rent it despite some suspicions of TV movies. I should have followed my instincts.

I tried so hard to warm up to the movie and find merit in it but I just couldn't. The story never draws you in or rings true and the acting is perfunctory at best and laughable at worst. Everything in this production is amateurish.

Always a joy to watch, Mary McDonnell may be the only performer to escape this disaster without damaging her career or reputation. I won't even bother checking the name of the leading man - hopefully he's back doing commercials.

Even poor Vanessa Redgrave, whom I adore and respect, seemed to be channeling Katherine Hepburn all the time appearing as if she were really drugged in the home. Maybe she needed the money.

If I can save one person from wasting 100 minutes on this tripe I will feel vindicated.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Locket (#52.1) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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