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Heart of the Country (2013)

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The story of a girl who abandoned her family for the big city, returns home to the heart of the country. She finds values and love there that her life was missing. You can always go home.

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John Ward

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John Ward
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jana Kramer ... Faith
Gerald McRaney ... Calvin
Randy Wayne ... Luke
Shaun Sipos ... Lee
Anne Hawthorne ... Olivia
Sydney Penny ... Candace
John Ward ... Jake
Stefan Hajek ... Hardy
Sheila Shah ... Maria
Andrew Masset ... Austin (as Andrew Hyatt Masset)
Stephanie Northrup Stephanie Northrup ... Catherine
Sydnee Fryer Sydnee Fryer ... Young Faith
Cali Ward Cali Ward ... Victoria (as Caroline Amanda Ward)
Bonnie Johnson ... Essie Mae
Rosalie Miller ... Heather (as Rosalie Autumn Miller)
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With her husband jailed for Wall Street fraud, Faith leaves her life of luxury behind to return to rural North Carolina and the father and sister she'd left behind. A love between a father and his daughter, it parallels the famous parable, "The Prodigal Son". Written by AHM

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Au coeur de la campagne See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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$1,250,000 (estimated)
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Bay Ridge Films See more »
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Color
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Jana Kramer and Gerald McRaney both appeared in One Tree Hill but at different times. See more »

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I Won't Give Up
By Jana Kramer, Kye Fleming and Jess Leary
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Jana Kramer's 2nd best film since "Approaching Midnight"
8 August 2016 | by jessicajaglowskiSee all my reviews

I would call this Jana Kramer's 2nd best film since "Approaching Midnight". Jana in this one stars as Faith, in a story based on the prodigal son returning home (however this is the prodigal daughter). Approaching Midnight takes better advantage of her acting chops and it was theatrical while this picture was a direct to video piece. I heard that this was a vehicle to promote Jana's music but I was hoping for more of her tracks to be played throughout the movie in subtle ways. I would watch this movie again on DVD however because of Jerry McRaney a great actor with a solid part that was given to him. The locations are pretty solid for this movie too. I enjoyed seeing the south on camera. I think more films should be filming in the south and Heart of the Country takes advantage of some great locations.


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