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The Valley of Light (2007)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 28 January 2007
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Returning from the War, Noah Lark discovers his family is gone. With a passion for fishing, Noah travels to a new town in search of a legendary great bass that has yet to be caught. On his ... See full summary »

Director:

Brent Shields

Writers:

Camille Thomasson (teleplay), Terry Kay (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Klein ... Noah
Gretchen Mol ... Eleanor
Zach Mills ... Matthew
Jay O. Sanders ... Howard
Jeff Perry ... Taylor Bowers
Geoff Pierson ... Whitlow Mayfield
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Littlefield
Robert Prosky ... Hoke
Angela Paton ... Granny
Betty Moyer Betty Moyer ... Ada Reynolds
Jackson Rathbone ... Travis
Jamie Marsh Jamie Marsh ... Peavo (as James Marsh)
Kevin Chamberlin ... Moody
William Joseph Elk III ... Marshall
Allen Nause ... Preacher
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Returning from the War, Noah Lark discovers his family is gone. With a passion for fishing, Noah travels to a new town in search of a legendary great bass that has yet to be caught. On his journey he learns that with great friendship and great faith he will always be happy.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Valley of Light (#56.2) See more »

Filming Locations:

Coloma, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Klein and Angela Paton (Granny) had costarred in "American Wedding" (2003), where she played Jason Biggs' grandmother. See more »

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

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Relationships Rule
29 January 2007 | by SpudVSee all my reviews

"The Valley of Light" is a drama with a little bit of romance. I echo the other comments about the refreshing lack of foul language and violence that passes for entertainment nowadays. It's also great to see courtesy, good manners and integrity given prominence.

The drama centers on a man (Noah) troubled by his service in the military (post WWII). Without family to fall back on, he goes on his own "odyssey", following whatever river he happens to find himself on and fishing for food. One river takes him to an encounter with an old man who has some encouraging and enlightening words for him, as well as a possible path.

In the next town over the ridge, he finds some answers to what he needs in life, befriending a mute boy in need of a father and a widow woman in need of love. When a crisis hits, Noah has to decide whether to cut and run or work with the relationships he has built to that point.

Nearly all of us define our lives by the relationships we hold dear, and the movie does an excellent job in showing how Noah developed his relationships with the mute boy, the widow, and the rest of the townspeople. I found myself (a techie guy who works on computers all day) while watching the movie longing to go to that time of no gadgets or TV. Beautifully filmed, good acting and story come together for an enjoyable movie.


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