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Follow the River (1995)

An "inspirational" saga of a pioneer woman who is abducted by Shawnee Native Americans.

Director:

Martin Davidson

Writers:

James Alexander Thom (novel), Jennifer Miller (teleplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sheryl Lee ... Mary Ingles
Ellen Burstyn ... Gretel
Eric Schweig ... Wildcat
Tim Guinee ... Will
Renée O'Connor ... Bettie Draper
Tyler Noyes Tyler Noyes ... Tommy Ingles
Andy Stahl ... Henry Lenard (as Andrew Stahl)
Gabriel Macht ... Johnny Draper
Tony Amendola ... LaPlante
Sammy D. Miller Sammy D. Miller ... Goulart
Graeme Malcolm Graeme Malcolm ... Buchanan
Juddson Keith Linn Juddson Keith Linn ... Deer Following
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Snake Stick
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Storyline

Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by the Shawnee tribe. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during the attack. Impressed by her grace under the pressure of captivity, Wildcat, the Shawnee chief, confers special privileges on Mary and her children, eventually proposing that Mary become his mate. Surprised by her attraction to the handsome brave, Mary nonetheless opts to remain faithful to Will and engineers a plan for her escape. Separated from her children, Mary joins another female settler, and together they embark on a harrowing homeward trek. Her odyssey comes full circle more than a decade later when she is finally reunited with her long-lost children. Written by <Goldenshadows@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some frontier violence and mild thematic material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Herz einer Unbeugsamen See more »

Filming Locations:

Sapphire, North Carolina, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the Massacre at Draper Meadows July 8 1775 See more »

Goofs

In the scene in which Mary, Tommy and Betty are welcomed into the lodge with the Shawnee woman, Mary confides that she has little breastmilk for her newborn baby (likely due to malnutrition while in captivity). The woman gives her fennel seeds, which Mary then appears to feed directly to the baby. Seeds of any sort are never safe to feed to an infant. While fennel promotes lactation and eases colic, the best utilization is either the mother eating them or making a tea to give to the baby in very small doses. See more »

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Don't bother watching this
30 April 2005 | by celticknotzSee all my reviews

Several years ago I read this book. I loved the book. So when I saw it was on TV this afternoon I decided to watch it.

I know that books are nothing like the movie and movies are never like the book but after 30 minutes I had to turn this drivel off.

It was bad enough that it is not accurate to the book or even history but the fact that everyone looked like a character from a romance novel just sent me over the edge.

Just a bad bad movie. Not even worth writing anymore about.

But it is seems I have to write more to get this posted! It amazes me that people will take the time & money to make movies based on books and then just take the title and character names. This movie is a great example of why if you are to read the book you can't get away with watching the movie!


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