A debt of honor becomes a badge to freedom in this life-affirming winner drama. Judge Albert Sidney has retired from the bench when he is asked to help a boyhood friend, Gee Penniwell. Gee has refused the government's belated attempt to award him the Medal of Honor. Delving deeper, the judge is confronted with his friend's bitterness about World War II and the silent war he and Gee, a black man, have maintained for 30 years. As the two men confront their pasts and their prejudices, they learn the meaning of courage, friendship and forgiveness.
Who in their right mind would put someone with Tourette's Syndrome in front of the class as a teacher? Discover what happens when one school finally gives him a chance. Brad Cohen's resilience and determination changed his life. His story may change yours.
An FBI agent is sent to investigate an arson in a peaceful Amish township, but she must first gain the trust of an Amish widow suspicious of outsiders. Stars Lolita Davidovich and Patty Duke.
Mitch Albom has a pretty great life. He lives in Detroit and is happily married, he's an award-winning sportswriter, a must-read newspaper columnist, a screenwriter, a radio and television broadcaster. Then two men come into his life, and he realizes something's missing. What do rabbi and reverend have in common? Albom comes to realize they both take profound comfort in believing that there's a divine spark in all of us, and that one person – or in this case, two – can make a big difference in others' lives, as long as they have a little faith. (CC)
A late night knock at Victoria Miller's door changes her life in a way she never could have imagined. Dirty, hungry and almost unrecognizable, her teenage nephew Bobby is seeking refuge from a deeply troubled and often violent home life. The timing couldn't be more wrong for Victoria to take on the challenges Bobby presents - he's uncommunicative and antisocial at least. Vickies on the verge of her break as a big writer and involved in a budding romance. However it soon becomes evident that she may be Bobby's only hope.
Natalie and Nick don’t know each other, but they share lots in common. They’re both frustrated in their work lives and they’re both frustrated in the romance department. After tossing coins in Hayward Fountain, Nick and Natalie begin dreaming about each other. (CC)
Newly orphaned, Harry and Davy arrive in Nova Scotia from Scotland to live with their embittered Grandfather MacKenzie. When the boys find a lost baby, they care for the infant. Upon discovering the baby’s whereabouts, false accusations are made against the family. In resolving the misunderstanding, the MacKenzie family and a divided community reunite in an emotional reconciliation.
When 12-year-old Seth is left without a home, he goes to live with his grandparents on a farm in Utah. A rogue grizzly bear attacks and kills the neighbor's sheep, so Seth's grandfather fears that his own family's livestock will fall victims to the marauding predator! Seth and his grandfather ride together by horseback, into the high mountain country, to round up their grazing cattle. When grandfather is attacked by the bear, Seth must confront man-sized danger to save him.
A young woman (Mare Winningham) struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her hearing-impaired parents (Ed Waterstreet, Phyllis Frelich) in this depression-era drama. A friend (Sid Caesar) sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds in marriage starts to strain under the guilt she feels for deserting her parents and the bitterness they express towards her. (CC)
Seen through the eyes of a young girl on the verge of womanhood, Mary discovers that puppy love is more than just a trip to the animal shelter. This story illustrates how the lives of six people can be changes with a little help from a pre-teen matchmaker and three adorable puppies.
When small-town innocent Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper) heads to New York to collect a $20 million inheritance, he ends up a target of ridicule thanks to Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur), a cynical reporter whose demeaning stories have made him the joke of the city. So when he discovers his sweet and unassuming new girlfriend is actually the hardboiled Bennett in disguise, a disillusioned Deeds decides to give his fortune away, an act of charity his crooked lawyer will stop at nothing to prevent.
Two sisters embark on a journey of discovery and reconciliation in this poignant real-life story based on the memoirs of Margaret Moorman. Christine (Kathy Bates) has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and must rely on others for support but longs for independence and an ordinary life. Her sister Judy (Elizabeth Perkins), a career-oriented New York art director, becomes responsible for her care when their mother (Lynn Redgrave) dies. The two are left to face the struggles of finding common ground.
Anne Heche stars as a recently divorced mom who wants her two kids’ first Christmas without dad to be perfect. An entertaining but unfortunate series of Christmas Eve mishaps ensures that won’t happen—unless perfect means the family has its most memorable and heartwarming Christmas ever.(CC)