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The Good Witch (2008)

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A darkly beautiful and mysterious woman comes in to town and inhabits the local haunted mansion, making everyone wonder if she's a witch or "The Grey Lady".


Craig Pryce


Rod Spence
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Bell ... Cassandra Nightingale
Chris Potter ... Jake Russell
Catherine Disher ... Martha Tinsdale
Peter MacNeill ... George O'Hanrahan
Allan Royal ... Walter Cobb
Matthew Knight ... Brandon Russell
Paula Boudreau ... Nancy Perkins
Hannah Endicott-Douglas ... Lori Russell
Jesse Bostick ... Kyle
Noah Cappe ... Derek
Murray Oliver Murray Oliver ... Bill
Alexander De Jordy ... Dillon (as Alexander de Jordy)
Paul Miller Paul Miller ... Tom
Nathan McLeod ... Michael
Aaron Berg ... Rusty


Jake Russell, the friendly police chief in town so small initially worries about mysterious outsider heiress Cassandra 'Cassie' Nightingale, who moved into the house held to be haunted by the 'grey lady', and opens a strange gift shop full with attributes of occultism, soon causing the rumor she's a wicked witch. After Cassie kindly helps his brave son Brandon (and his sissy sister Lori) with a dog, bully Kyle -abused by his own poor dad- and their own fears, Jake soon makes friends with her, even romantically interested. Yet the 'chief' is professionally obliged to handle a flood of complaints and harassment started by the mayor's haughty wife, her busy bodies-bunch, and teenage brats. Finally Derek Sanders, Jakes's only deputy, hits on Cassie's hidden background. Written by KGF Vissers

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Not all witches are bad...


Drama | Family | Fantasy


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Did You Know?


The main casting of the movie were well-known by some TV shows: Catherine Bell by JAG (1995), Chris Potter by Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993), Catherine Disher by Forever Knight (1992) and Peter McNeill by Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (1987). See more »


When Cassie is telling Jake about her childhood, she makes reference to being sent to an orphanage "'back' in the U.S." Since Middleton is supposed to be somewhere in the United States, she should have said "'here' in the U.S." This seems like a mistake due to the fact it was filmed in Canada. This actually is not a mistake, as she was discussing her parent's death while traveling in Europe. Since during that time she was in Europe, it would make sense that she would say "back in US" since she was not in the US at the time. See more »


Cassandra Nightingale: I will not dream of Jake Russell. I will not dream of Jake Russell.
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User Reviews

TGW rocks!!
18 January 2009 | by Kmmal12See all my reviews

I absolutely adored TGW. It was a wonderful family movie that my niece and nephew enjoyed watching w. me. As a huge Catherine Bell fan since her days on JAG, I have always loved the characters that she portrays. Btw, she is one of the most under-rated actresses today who deserves more recognition from her industry. With that said, you will not be disappointed in this very feel good sweet and fun story with beautiful acting from Catherine Bell and Chris Potter. In this day and age when movies are violent and have bad language, TGW is clean good fun. I would recommend this movie to anyone. It is not scary and really sends a strong message to people. As a teacher, I would want my students to watch a movie like this (3rd graders)because of the important message it sends. TGW is the best- it was Hallmark's highest rated movie for 2008 and second highest rated movie in their history.

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18 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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