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Plainsong (2004)

Tom Guthrie, a high school history teacher, is faced with raising two young sons after his wife leaves him. Maggie Jones, a fellow teacher, tries to provide comfort and support.

Director:

Richard Pearce

Writers:

Kent Haruf (novel), Oliver Goldstick (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Quinn ... Tom Guthrie
Rachel Griffiths ... Maggie Jonas
America Ferrera ... Victoria Roubideaux
Geoffrey Lewis ... Raymond McPheron
William Andrews ... Harold McPheron
Megan Follows ... Ella Guthrie
Zachery Ty Bryan ... Russell Beckman (as Zachery Bryan)
Cody Arens Cody Arens ... Bobby Guthrie
Mick Hazen ... Ike Guthrie
Marian Seldes ... Iva Stearns
Jeffrey Carlson Jeffrey Carlson ... Dwayne
Katie Finneran ... Judy
Margo Martindale ... Mrs. Beckman
Ron Perkins ... Lloyd Crowder
Margot Rose ... Betty Roubideaux
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Tom Guthrie, a high school history teacher, is faced with raising two young sons after his wife leaves him. Maggie Jones, a fellow teacher, tries to provide comfort and support.

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A story of redemption, healing and the power of hope.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Official Sites:

CBS | Hallmark Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Plainsong (#53.3) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Tom's driving with his two sons there's a sign visible for the Junction of I-15 and I-84 which is in Utah and the movie takes place in Colorado. See more »

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

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Ferrari Shone and could be remembered for this only!
8 October 2006 | by martinbzbSee all my reviews

I usually read a book and then am disappointed in the movie. America Ferrara kept me from feeling that way about "Plainsong." She carried the film. Kent Haruf's book was wonderful, and she was wonderful in portraying the character of the young woman, pregnant and disowned, central to the action. Her talent elevated this Hallmark flick WAY above the norm.

I am glad she has a new venue on mainstream TV, and hope we will see a lot more of her in big screen releases. She is not a traditional beauty, yet she has leading lady presence. She is someone I hope to see a lot of in the future.


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