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Safe Harbour (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | Video 2 January 2008
Ophelia MacKenzie is spending the summer on a beach house with her daughter Philippa, recovering from the death of her husband and son in an air crash. Philippa meets Matt Bowles on the ... See full summary »

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Bill Corcoran (as William Corcoran)

Writers:

Danielle Steel (based on the novel "Safe Harbor" by), Edithe Swensen (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Gilbert ... Ophelia MacKenzie
Brad Johnson ... Matt Bowles
Liana Liberato ... Philippa 'Pip' MacKenzie
Rebecca Staab ... Andrea Wilson
Michael DeLorenzo ... Bob
Michael Jace ... Jeff
Idalis DeLeon ... Millie
Katie Walder ... Vanessa Bowles
Kate Vernon ... Sally
Kathleen Noone ... Louis Anderson
Ryan Thomas ... Josh
Lisa Clifton ... Josh's mom
Scott Blackwood Scott Blackwood ... Gunman
Tracy Brooks Swope ... Nurse #1
Kimleigh Smith ... Nurse #2
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Storyline

Ophelia MacKenzie is spending the summer on a beach house with her daughter Philippa, recovering from the death of her husband and son in an air crash. Philippa meets Matt Bowles on the beach, where he spends time drawing, he is a handsome divorcée, and she introduces him to Ophelia. A romantic relationship develops between Ophelia and Matt after initial hesitance by Ophelia. Written by Clairie

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, a scene of violence and some thematic material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 2008 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Danielle Steel's Safe Harbour See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Melissa Gilbert, who played the movie's main character, played the main character of a previous Danielle Steel adaptation in 1995; Zoya. See more »

Goofs

Melissa Gilbert was credited as playing Ophelia Mackenzie. However all through the movie, most of the characters called her Ophélie, which was her name in the novel. See more »

Connections

Remake of Safe Harbor (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Jumpstart For A Lemon Heart
Written by Josh Timonen
Performed by Rayno
Courtesy of Josh Timonen Music
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The story was good in book form, but Melissa Gilbert ruined this movie
20 June 2008 | by specialfx35See all my reviews

As I said, the book was pretty good and this might have been a good movie if Melissa Gilbert hadn't been so horrible and unbelievable in the lead roll. What kind of accent was that suppose to be anyway? It sounded the same as her horrible Russian accent in another movie that I have seen her in. Every time she opened her mouth I cringed. It took 3 tries before I was able to watch the entire movie. Brad Johnson was good as the other lead.

I really liked the beach location scenes. They added some much needed brightness to take your mind off of Melissa Gilberts depressing portrayal. I think they could have used San Francisco views more to their advantage though. It looked like the night scenes were actually SF, but I could be wrong. I don't recall the character in the book being this depressing.

Please keep Melissa Gilbert out of any future movies that require an accent!


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