A young couple takes in a mysterious foster child to raise on their farm. As the boy grows up to be a handsome young man, the husband starts to suspect his wife has feelings for him.


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Kathleen Orillion (screenplay by), George Sand (based on The Country Waif (François le Champi) by)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Glen Powell ... Francis Riley
Bill Paxton ... Jim Verret
Luke Perry ... Carl Blanton
Frances Fisher ... Momma B
Breann Johnson ... Maddie Blanton
Joelle Carter ... Vera Sexton
Niki Koss ... Mary Ann
Cathy Diane Tomlin ... Isabelle Riley
Mallory O'Donoghue Mallory O'Donoghue ... Gina Verret
Austin Harrod Austin Harrod ... Francis age 9
Will Wallace ... Larry
Lucas Adams ... Johnny age 15
Aidan Alexander ... Johnny age 12
Jaime Gallagher ... Kathy
Andrew Fognani ... Billy


A socially thought-provoking and stirring love story based on the French novella, 'François Le Champi' by George Sand. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality/suggestive images.

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Francis visits Texas Star Bank, but the branch he visits is in Tom Bean, Texas, 27 miles away from Pottsboro, Texas. There is a much closer branch located in Sherman, Texas, only 13 miles away. See more »


Not Gonna Say Goodbye
Written by Jeffrey B. Franzel (ASCAP), Michael V. Miller (ASCAP), Leslie Powell (as Leslie Victoria Powell) (BMI)
Performed by Leslie Powell
Published by Universal Music-MGB Songs o/b/o Bird Wins Publishing (ASCAP), Shapiro Bernstein & Co. o/b/o Psychotic Sons Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP), Leslie Powell Music (BMI)
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25 December 2014 | by torrankittsSee all my reviews

While definitely not the standard type of film for the teenage demographic (myself), there was something about this love story that captivated me, and speaks to all audiences. Besides being beautifully shot in a setting so breathtaking you could point an iphone at it and call it cinematography, a talented cast really brought this narrative to life for me. This unique and at first unsettling tale of two lovers was compelling enough on its own, but stand out performances from Frances Fisher and Joelle Carter as the love story foils also caught my eye. This turned out to be the perfect cathartic type of family for me and my family to watch over the holidays. Not over-cheery, not over- dramatic, just real and compelling!

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Release Date:

4 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Whitewright, Texas, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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