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The Runaway (2000)

The Runaway

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The scene is a small, racially segregated Georgia town in the summer of 1949. After filling their heads with the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, two teenagers -- a black kid named Luke (Cody Newton) and his white pal Sonny (Dwayne McLaughlin) -- embark upon a rafting excursion. Before long, the boys stumble upon the remains of three murdered men. Investigating the mystery, local sheriff Frank Richards (Dean Cain) runs up against a conspiracy of silence that apparently involves everyone in town. Legendary poet Maya Angelou is seen in the role of the enigmatic "Conjure Woman." Based on a novel by Terry Kay and filmed on location in North Carolina, The Runaway made its CBS network bow on December 9, 2000.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Ron Raley
On DVD: Feb 26, 2002
Runtime:
Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc.

Cast

Dean Cain
as Frank Richards
Debbi Morgan
as Reba Monroe
Maya Angelou
as Conjure Woman
Cody Newton
as Luke Winter
Duane McLaughlin
as Sonny Monroe
Cliff De Young
as Harlan Davis
Roxanne Hart
as Alice Davis
Kathryn Erbe
as Evelyn Carnes
Sonny Shroyer
as Mason Davis
Robinne Lee
as Cecily Monroe
Afemo Omilami
as Jule Monroe
Leland L. Jones
as The Reverend
Kamali Minter
as Remona Monroe
Brett Rice
as Deputy Hugh
Robin O'Dell
as Amy Winter
Michael Harding
as Hack Winter
Mark Pniewski
as Avery Jr.
Johnell Gainey
as Rody Monroe
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½

I love Dean Cain and Hallmark movies are good. I came up with about six possible endings to this before it concluded. Slow starter, and it takes a little bit to get used to the accent but it is a good tale about racism and how one person really can make a difference.

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