GenreAdventure, Drama, Family Story byMarjorie Kinnan Rawlings LanguageEnglish
Release dateApril 24, 1994 Based onThe Yearling
by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings WriterMarjorie Kinnan Rawlings (novel), Joe Wiesenfeld (teleplay) CastPeter Strauss, Jean Smart, Wil Horneff, Philip Seymour Hoffman Similar moviesRelated Rod Hardy movies
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The Yearling is a 1994 TV movie based on The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings that aired on CBS on April 24, 1994. It was produced by RHI Entertainment and was sponsored by Kraft General Foods. This TV version was also a remake of the 1946 film The Yearling starring Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman.
A young, impoverished 12 year-old boy named Jody Baxter (Wil Horneff), the lone surviving child of four, lives on a farm in 1870s Florida Everglades shortly after the American Civil War. Jody develops a lasting bond with an orphaned deer named Flag.
Wil Horneff as Jody Baxter
Jean Smart as Ora Baxter
Peter Strauss as Ezra 'Penny' Baxter
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Buck
Jarred Blancard as Fodder-Wing
Brad Greenquist as Lem Forrester
Mary Nell Santcroc as Ma Forrester
Richard Hamilton as Pa Forrester
Scott Sowers as Boyle
Ed Grady as Doc Wilson
Susan F. Allen as Lyla
Kerry Wallum as James
Bart Hansard as Milwheel
Reviewer Drew Voros of Variety wrote that "the absence of true grit and dirt-under-fingernails feeling weaken the believability of the drama," though "like the novel and the ’46 film version, death is taken very seriously, and life is not taken for granted. For this alone, despite the glitches, young viewers should be encouraged to watch."
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