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Fairfield Road (2010)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 2010
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Noah McManus is leaving his job with the Boston mayor's office for a dream gig in Washington, D.C. But in a single day, he finds out his new boss in Washington can no longer employ him and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Metcalfe ... Noah McManus
Natalie Lisinska ... Hailey Caldwell
Derek McGrath ... Sam Peabody
Chick Reid Chick Reid ... Lillian Peabody
Brandon Firla ... Randall Henderson
Natalie Brown ... Wendy Greenhill
Matthew Edison ... Elliot Larkin
Maria Ricossa ... Mayor Christine Grantt
Boyd Banks ... Doug
Rob deLeeuw ... Jesse (as Rob De Leeuw)
Wayne Robson ... Pete Kittredge
Meg Walter Meg Walter ... Mrs. Potiker
Art Hindle ... Senator William Hayden
Richard Leacock ... Mitchell Connelly
Michael Rhoades Michael Rhoades ... Man #1 (Sam's Proxy)
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Noah McManus is leaving his job with the Boston mayor's office for a dream gig in Washington, D.C. But in a single day, he finds out his new boss in Washington can no longer employ him and that his girlfriend has been cheating on him. Devastated, Noah travels to a quaint Cape Cod town and unexpectedly finds himself at home. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Candidat à l'amour See more »

Filming Locations:

Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada See more »

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The opening scene of Fairfield Road was filmed in the beautiful lakeside village of Port Stanley on Lake Erie. See more »

Goofs

The accents heard in this film are not what I hear when I visit the Cape. As a southern New Englander and a frequenter to the Cape and Islands,I noticed most of the accents were Northern New England (Maine or Vermont) and not what you generally hear in South Eastern Massachusetts. See more »

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The character of the town
27 November 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Jesse Metcalfe stars in Fairfield Road and revives the Frank Capra idea of the small town idealistic hero. Jimmy Stewart never did a better job with Bedford Falls than Jesse does in saving a small Massachusetts coastal town in this made for TV film.

Things really go out from under Metcalfe as the film opens. He leaves his job working on the campaign of Maria Ricossa the Mayor of Boston and then a prospective job working for a US Senator blows up in his face. Adding insult to injury his engagement to his fiancé Natalie Brown also goes South when he finds her cheating on him.

With wedding ring in hand he goes off to where they were going to spend their honeymoon, a small New England Cape Cod village at Derek McGrath's small inn. He's persuaded to stay both by the charm of the place and the bookstore owner Natalie Linska.

Since politics is his bag, Metcalfe gets intrigued also by the current election for town supervisor. McGrath is a candidate, but he's a heavy underdog against Brandon Firla, one alpha male type developer who wants to build a strip mall there. The whole character of the town would be changed if that came to pass. And Firla is also a truly hateful being.

Metcalfe's speech to the town at their meeting where they personally choose their supervisor is right out of Frank Capra. But that's something that never goes out of style. Need I tell you the result.

Fairfield Road was a truly pleasant viewing experience. Jesse Metcalfe brought some of this same idealism into playing Christopher Ewing in the unfortunately canceled Dallas. I hope he does more roles of this type.

Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart would be proud.


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