Silk Hope (1999)





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The will-o'-the-wisp black sheep of a North Carolina farming family, Frannie Vaughan (Farrah Fawcett) reacts to the news that her mother has only six months to live in her usual quirky fashion -- she dashes off to parts unknown, intending to return home in exactly six months so that she may be at her mother's bedside "when the time comes." Imagine her embarrassment when, upon coming back to the farm, Frannie learns that her mother's demise occurred three days before schedule,in fact, she is even late for the funeral. When she finds out her embittered sister, Natalie (Ashley Crow), intends to sell the farm, Frannie tries to make up for past misdeeds by earning enough money (200,000 dollars to be exact) to keep the property in the family. That is why the heroine ends up packing underwear in the local silk mill owned by a handsome and unattached chap named Ruben (Brad Johnson). An odd mixture of comedy, pathos, and heavy drama (including the loss of a limb in some faulty factory machinery), the made-for-TV Silk Hope originally aired October 17, 1999, on CBS.
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Farrah Fawcett
as Frannie Vaughn
Brad Johnson
as Ruben Mason
Ashley Crow
as Natalie Vaughn
Herb Mitchell
as Claude Osteen
Peggy McCay
as Mrs. Mason
Debra Mooney
as Violet
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This is a very famous TV MOW starring Farrah Fawcett. As big of a fan as I am of Farrah this movie is not even close to being one of my favorites. Farrah does a great job as usual as Frannie Vaughn as a woman with a free spirit that returns home too late to make her own Mother's funeral. From there she pretty much decides overnight that her life needs to change. Her sister wants to sell their property and land and she refuses to sell. The concept is nice, but we are missing the real character development that Ms. Fawcett usually chooses for her work. After that the movie is pretty predictable. She gets a job, she makes some money, starts dating the boss, and gets married. I would have definitely liked to have seen the wildside of Frannie before she comes home and I would have liked to have seen the growth she makes through a process.

Bobby Steele
Bobby Steele

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