The Substitute Wife


The Substitute Wife

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A dying wife and mother makes plans for her family in this made-for-television drama. Lea Thompson stars as Amy Hightower, a frontier wife and mother of four who is ill and expected to die. In an unusual move to make sure her family is cared for, she finds a prostitute named Pearl (Farrah Fawcett) and teaches her how to be a wife and mother. The movie shows how Pearl slowly transforms, Amy's health fluctuates, and how husband Martin (Peter Weller) deals with the unusual circumstances. Filmed in Texas, this film is at times humorous and emotional, and not typical movie-of-the week fare.


Peter Weller
as Martin Hightower
Lea Thompson
as Amy Hightower
Cory Lloyd
as Nathan
Guich Koock
as Mr. Van Der Meer
Gena Sleete
as Hattie Donahue
Gail Cronauer
as Isabel Donahue
A.G. Zeke Mills
as Mr. Honecker
Annie Suite
as Mrs. Van Der Meer
Marco Perela
as Mr. Hoffman
Jill Parker-Jones
as Mrs. Hoffman
Babs George
as Mrs. Parker
Lou Perryman
as Saloon Keeper
Jonathan Joss
as Black Deer
Blue Deckert
as Royal Spencer
John S. Davies
as Preacher #1
Tony Frank
as Major Willows
Travis Middleton
as Preacher #3
Alandra Lancaster
as Older Jessica
Otis A. Katvedt
as Older Jack
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