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Calm at Sunset (1996)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 1 December 1996
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The struggle between a father and son at odds over the youths career choice.

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writers:

Paul Watkins (novel), Pamela Gray (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Moriarty ... Russell Pfeiffer
Peter Facinelli ... James Pfeiffer
Kevin Conway ... Kelly Dobbs
Melvin Van Peebles ... Mr. Bucket
Christopher Orr Christopher Orr ... Joseph Pfeiffer
Gretchen Mol ... Emily
Kate Nelligan ... Margaret Pfeiffer
Richard Bright ... Pittsley
Richard Donat ... Gil
Cecil Wright ... Franklin, Cape Keltic Cook
Brian Jamieson ... Vince
Michael Higgins ... Howard
Tom Gallant Tom Gallant ... Reynolds
Jeremy Akerman ... Captain Augustus Weber
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gardiner Millar ... Coast Guard Officer (as Gary Millar)
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Storyline

The 18 years old James Pfeiffer quits college and decides to become a fisherman like his father. Margaret and Russell are very upset with their son's decision. They had a lot of hopes for him, finishing law school and, like his older brother Joseph, make a decent living on shore rather than an uncertain and dangerous career at sea. James dreams of having his own boat though and is determined to persevere... Written by <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Calm at Sunset (#46.1) See more »

Filming Locations:

Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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excellent family movie for all ages
14 June 2001 | by rainbow414See all my reviews

This is the second time we have watched this Hallmark movie,it is the classic struggle of a father and a strong-willed determined son,and the ability to overcome their differences and still remain close. The life of a fisherman is shown in great detail, the struggles and reality of their work is accurately portrayed by strong characters and the common bond that they all share to survive and make a living for themselves and their families. The Nova Scotia location where this story takes place is beautifully filmed. Kudos to all who were involved in making this film.


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