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Midnight Bayou (2009)

Silver spoon Boston lawyer Declan Fitzpatrick fell in instant love with a Louisiana bayou 'haunted' estate when he drove by with college friends. Now he learns it's on sale and rushes to ... See full summary »

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Ralph Hemecker

Writers:

Stephen Tolkin (teleplay), Nora Roberts (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jerry O'Connell ... Declan Fitzpatrick
Lauren Stamile ... Lena Simone
Isabella Hofmann ... Lilibeth Simone
Alan Ritchson ... Lucian Manet
Faye Dunaway ... Odette Simone
Ashley LeConte Campbell ... Josephine Manet
Bianca Malinowski ... Abigail Manet (as Bianca Malino)
Alejandro Rose-Garcia ... Julian Manet
Chris Lindsay ... Remy
Ciera Payton ... Effie
Shawn Carter Peterson ... Jack Tripadoe
Stephanie Honoré ... Maid #2 (as Stephanie Honore)
John McConnell ... Oscar
David Jensen ... Realtor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Kency
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Storyline

Silver spoon Boston lawyer Declan Fitzpatrick fell in instant love with a Louisiana bayou 'haunted' estate when he drove by with college friends. Now he learns it's on sale and rushes to the rather destitute owner, old Odette Simone. She lives in a cabin nearby and makes sure he gets to meet her orphaned granddaughter, headstrong restaurateur Lena. The youngsters sort of fall in love, but the estate's bloody slavery days past, including fratricide and infanticide, comes to weigh heavily, even in ghostly fashions. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Official Sites:

Lifetime TV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nora Roberts' Midnight Bayou See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Declan Fitzpatrick: Can I buy you a coffee, a drink, a car, a dog?
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Bad Times On The Bayou
30 March 2009 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Young college student from Boston, Jerry O'Connell out on some hijinks with friends in New Orleans comes across an old deserted mansion and sees the ghost of a woman there. He feels a real connection to her and the house. Years later, now an attorney, O'Connell moves to the area to start a law practice aimed at making insurance companies cough up what they owe flood victims. But it's more than business that Jerry's got on his mind.

He buys the old mansion and has plans to renovate and move in. But he sees some startling visions of the past around the turn of the last century. He makes a connection with Lauren Stamile who also has a connection to the house. She's the great great granddaughter of the woman that Jerry finds out was murdered.

Midnight Bayou is based on a Nora Roberts romance novel of the same name, though its characters could have been taken from the works of Tennessee Williams. Faye Dunaway plays the grandmother of Stamile who raised her and she's fine in the part. The really evil one is the prostitute/junkie of a mother Marcelle Baer to Stamile. She is a bad person in the past and present.

The film is a cut above most of the Lifetime network productions and recommended for devotees of Nora Roberts.


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