Monday, January 16, 2012

Lake Effects - Hallmark MOVIE Channel Film


Lake Effects

Network: Hallmark MOVIE Channel

Original Air Date: May 6, 2012

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Note: After seeing a Promo video, I must caution that this Movie may include Language, and other Situations, Etc... not appropriate for family viewing, unless some content is editted by Hallmark. If you would like to view this promo, you can do so on You Tube.

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*All Images are from the Lake Effects Official Site


Jane Seymour ... Vivian

Scottie Thompson ... Sara
Madeline Zima ... Lily
Jeff Fahey ... Ray
Richard Moll ... Old Vic
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Futterman
Casper Van Dien ... Ash
Ben Savage ... Carl
Eyall Podell ... Tyler
Ron Canada ... Winchester
Mary Beth McDonough ... Elizabeth
Richard Reihle ... Chairman McCarren
Barry Papick ... Tourist
Sara Elizabeth Timmons ... Irene
Brian Wimer ... Russell
Scott Wichman ... Larry
Tamara Johnson ... Dottie
Jennifer Hines Hall ... Towns Clerk
Katrina Garibaldi ... Ainsley
Charles Hooper ... Bob
Steve Mason ... Camera Man
Frances Mitchell ... Mrs. Tinnell


A high powered attorney on her way to the top reluctantly returns to her childhood home on the enchanting Smith Mountain Lake to attend her father's funeral and help her sister and mother settle the family estate. While there, Sara's love for the lake and the townspeople is reignited, and with the help of her father's ever present spirit, Sara looks inward, discovers the importance of love and family, and gives her all to save the family's beloved home.

More Plot Details from the Lake Effects Official Site:

Sara (Scottie Thompson) has it all. She’s a high-powered attorney with a successful boyfriend (Casper Van Dien), who is climbing her way to the top and enjoying life in the big city. Just after receiving the biggest case of her career and hints from her boss that the is on track to become a partner in the firm, Sara receives a call from her younger sister Lily (Madeline Zima), with shocking news that their father (Jeff Fahey) has died. Sara, with work in hand, returns to her childhood home on the enchanting Smith Mountain Lake to attend her father’s funeral and help her sister and mother (Jane Seymour) settle the family estate.

While there, Sara finds beauty and comfort in this "place that time forgot" and her passion for the lake and its tight-knit community reignites. In the days leading up to the funeral, Sara is overwhelmed with the paradox of celebrating her father’s life with the town folk who loved him so much, and dealing with the huge debt that he left behind. She soon learns that unless her mom can come up with a large sum of money, the bank will foreclose on the lake house.

With time running out, Sara puts her legal skills to work and soon discovers that the bank is engaged in illegal activity, and her boyfriend and law firm are involved. Now that the true colors of the people in her city life are exposed, Sara, with the help of her father’s ever present spirit, looks inward and discovers the importance of love and family.

In her discovery, she reconnects with a past boyfriend and is forced to confront the demons that caused her to leave the lake to begin with. Now armed with a brand new outlook on life, Sara is able to save the family home, and the magic and community over siren calls of money, success and power.

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*All Images above from the Lake Effects Official Site

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