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Seasons of Love (1999)

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Based on George Dell's 1934 novel The Earth Abideth, the two-part CBS TV movie Seasons of Love covers thirty years (1866-1896) in the lives of Kansas farming couple Thomas and Kate Linthorne (Peter Strauss, Rachel Ward). A dynamic, forceful person who manages to carve a home and livelihood out of virgin territory, Thomas emerges as one of the leaders of his tiny community, despite the resentment and opposition of rival farmer Gorm Schrader (John Finn). At home, the sometimes rocky relationship between the Linthornes is put to the test by the arrival in town of Lucille (Chandra West), the young wife of one of Thomas' best friends. Later on, a series of devastating setbacks--some directly related to an bitter quarrel between Thomas and his son Hocking (Justin Chambers), not to mention the profligate ways of his other son Grover (Nick Stahl)--threatens to destroy everything that Thomas has built. Eschewing the usual Hollywood Happy Ending, the film remains doggedly faithful to its source--that is to say, forgiveness is not a part of the characters' makeup, and there are some wounds too deep and painful to heal. Filmed on location in Ontario, Seasons of Love originally aired March 7 and 9, 1999, on CBS. The film has since been shown on cable TV under the title Love on the Land.

Cast

Peter Strauss
as Thomas Linthorne
Rachel Ward
as Kate Linthorne
Rip Torn
as Spence Vitt
Hume Cronyn
as Lonzo Brewster
John Finn
as Gorm Schrader
Chandra West
as Lucille Brewster
Robert Joy
as Jim Brewster
Emily Hampshire
as Adult Charlotte
Nick Stahl
as Adult Grover
Laura Bertram
as Judith Brewster
Trevor Blumas
as Young Hocking
Max Morrow
as Young Hocking
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