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Follow the River (1995)

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Sheryl Lee stars in this fact-based story of a colonial woman taken prisoner by a tribe of Shawnee Indians during the French and Indian War. After being abducted to the tribe's settlement in the wilds of Virginia, Mary Ingles (Lee) befriends a Dutch woman who is also being held captive, and the two manage to escape and work their way back home through the dangerous Virginia wilderness. Based upon the novel by James Alexander Thorn.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Television
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Hallmark Entertainment

Cast

Ellen Burstyn
as Gretel
Sheryl Lee
as Mary Ingles
Eric Schweig
as Wildcat
Tyler Noyes
as Tommy Ingles
Renée O'Connor
as Bettie Draper
Tim Guinee
as Will Ingles
Andrew Stahl
as Henry Lenard
Gabriel Macht
as Johnny Draper
Tony Amendola
as LaPlante
Graeme Malcolm
as Buchanan
Juddson Keith Linn
as Deer Following
Jimmie F. Skaggs
as Snake Stick
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For this genre, this was a thoroughly enjoyable family movie. It is not surprising that it's based on a true story. It is beautifully shot, but I'm sure the book is a far richer story is more smoothly written. Given that I'm glad I watched! The difficult choices this woman had to make are easy for anyone to fathom, who can imagine being held in captivity. She also shows how hard work and effort pay off. How can you not love that!

Katie  Lerchen
Katie Lerchen

It?s a bit too melodramatic, but it is still an entertaining film. Ellen Burstyn, as usual, delivers a fine performance. Well photographed, effective location filming in North Carolina. It is an interesting story even if it isn?t fully convincing.

James Higgins
James Higgins

60/100. It's a bit too melodramatic, but it is still an entertaining film. Ellen Burstyn, as usual, delivers a fine performance. Well photographed, effective location filming in North Carolina. It is an interesting story even if it isn't fully convincing.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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