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Promise the Moon

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Director  Ken Jubenvill
Music director  Raymond Richards Rewt
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Drama, Western
Promise the Moon movie poster
Release date  1997
Writer  Randall Beth Platt (book), Kevin Sullivan (teleplay), Peter Behrens (teleplay)
Nominations  Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Cast  Henry Czerny (Royal Leckner), Colette Stevenson (Jane Makepeace), Aidan Devine (James Bennett), Richard Donat (Wilbur Bennett), Shawn Ashmore (Leviatus Bennett)
Similar movies  Los Locos (1997), The Canadians (1961), All Hat (2007), Six Reasons Why (2008), Gunless (2010)

Dangerous toys promise the moon

Promise the Moon is a 1997 film by Kevin Sullivan, based on the book The Four Arrows Fe-As-Ko by Randall Beth Platt. The script was adapted by Kevin Sullivan and Peter Behrens, and directed by Ken Jubenvill.


The film won a Gemini Award for Best Costume Design.

Plot summary

Ranch hand Roy Leckner (Henry Czerny) gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to fulfill his bosses dying wish to bring home his long lost son Levi (Shawn Ashmore) and teach him to take over the Four Arrows Ranch. Roy finds Levi unable to speak and living in an institution where he’s been his entire life. Roy has no idea how he is going to be able to teach the boy anything and to make matters worse, Sir Robert Butler (David Fox) a local, cut throat businessman, is plotting to take over the ranch. Roy thinks the case is hopeless until Butler’s former secretary Jane Makepeace (Colette Stevenson) joins forces with Roy to keep her greedy ex-employer at bay. The prim and proper Jane brings order to the household and discovers that Levi can’t speak because he is deaf. Jane and Roy join forces to teach Levi to communicate and work on the ranch and an unlikely romance blossoms between them. In the end, in spite of their differences, Roy, Jane and Levi defeat Butler and forge a family in the process.

Cast List

  • Henry Czerny – Royal Leckner
  • Colette Stevenson – Jane Makepeace
  • Shawn Ashmore – Leviatus Bennett
  • David Fox – Sir Robert Butler
  • Ricard Donat – Wilbur Bennett
  • Aidan Devine – James Bennett
  • Gloria May Eshkibok – Sophie Twelvetrees
  • References

    Promise the Moon Wikipedia
    Promise the Moon IMDb Promise the Moon

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