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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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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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Wonderfully photographed film
7 November 2002 | by bjmatchettSee all my reviews

A wonderfully photographed film set in the world of sea fishing. The performances are top-notch, especially that of Peter Facinelli, as the idealistic young man that wants to follow in the footsteps of his ancestors to become a fisherman, even though everyone around him tries to discourage this dream. Wonderful performances exude from everyone throughout this heart-warming tale.


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