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Director:

Holly Dale

Writers:

Pamela K. Long, Steve Sohmer (creator) (as Stephen Sohmer)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Popowich ... Mr. Smith
Al Waxman ... Judge Othniel
Cloris Leachman ... Ruth Harper / Miss Storey
Fiona Reid ... Mama Harper
Peter Donaldson Peter Donaldson ... Luke Harper
Nancy Beatty Nancy Beatty ... Marley Harper-Wheeler
Tamara Hope ... Young Ruth Harper
Aaron Ashmore ... Paul Harper
Chloe Randle-Reis Chloe Randle-Reis ... Young Marley Anne Harper (as Chloe Randle Reis)
Matthew Lemche ... Paul Wheeler
C.J. LongHammer C.J. LongHammer ... Richard Michaelsen
Sid Bobb Sid Bobb
Dawn Rebel Skinner Dawn Rebel Skinner ... Patricia
Gail Maurice ... Ruth's Daughter
Peter Elliott Peter Elliott ... Doc Wheeler
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Storyline

Writer Ruth Harper grew up in a family with strong Christian ideals, but one where poverty was primary since her father, Luke, was always away helping other families using his construction skills. Ruth ran off as a teenager to escape the poverty, wanting to live a fantasy life in far away lands. She wanted to take her brother Paul with her. Ruth's primary regret in life was advice given to Paul: instead of wearing their grandmother's shoes - the only shoes the family had for Paul - Paul should work out in the family farm's field barefoot, burying his grandmother's shoes as a symbol of not showing their poverty to the world. Because he was barefoot, Paul was bitten by a rattlesnake, the bite which killed him. Because of his death, Ruth alienated herself from the family for the rest of her life. So that Ruth can find the love of family, Othniel sends her back to her childhood as Miss Storey, collectively with Smith as door to door bible salespeople. Ruth feels her primary mission is to ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | History

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2000 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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