After the Fall
Network: Hallmark Movie Channel
Original Air Date: October 9, 2010
*Please Note: This will premiere on the Hallmark Movie Channel - not the Hallmark Channel. I am sure they will eventually play it on the Hallmark Channel, as well.
Andrea Bowen ... Jenna Danville
Greg Evigan ... Phillip Danville
Alicia Ziegler ... Heather Banks
Gail O’Grady ... Dr. Miles
Fiona Dourif ... Annie
Rick Malambri ... Will Dutton
A Hallmark Movie Channel Original Movie about a serious accident that leaves a champion horseback rider paralyzed. The movie tells the story of the young rider’s indomitable spirit as she fights to walk again, and the response she gets from her family and friends as she makes her incredible journey.
Twenty-two year old,Jenna Danville (Andrea Bowen), is a competitive and disciplined jumper who with her horse, Bentley, is preparing to compete in the Virgina Grand Prix jump-off when a terrible fall results in her being paralyzed from the waist down.
Her father, Phillip Danville (Greg Evigan), has always supported her in every way and is there for her after her fall as she enters into an intense physical therapy program as part of a research study, with no guarantee of success.
Also there by her side, at least at first, is her best friend, Heather Banks (Alicia Ziegler). But when Jenna doesn’t recover quickly, Heather has trouble relating to her friend and disappears. Wheelchair bound, Jenna's life completely changes as she starts the program, her old friends and boyfriend distance themselves. Lonely and frustrated, Jenna comes close to giving up.
Then, she meets Annie (Fiona Dourif), a rough around the edges “goth” punk rock patient in her therapy class, who is also paralyzed with a bad attitude. The two girls become friends as Jenna begins to crack Annie's tough exterior. Jenna also meets her new next-door neighbor, ex-rodeo cowboy and veterinarian, Will Dutton (Rick Malambri), who encourages her to get back on her horse, and helps her saddle up. Just as Jenna is beginning to feel her feet, and fall in love with Will, she learns Annie is in more trouble than anyone could have guessed. Suddenly, Jenna must risk her own life to save her friend, and teach herself healing takes one step at a time.
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