ACADEMY AWARD WINNER MARCIA GAY HARDEN STARS
IN "IN FROM THE NIGHT," A NEW "HALLMARK HALL OF FAME" PRESENTATION THAT HAS COMPLETED PRODUCTION IN NEW MEXICO FOR BROADCAST ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Kate Nelligan, Roxanne Hart, Thomas Gibson, Regina Taylor, Marian Seldes
And Taylor Handley Also Star
IN FROM THE NIGHT stars Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden ("Pollock"), Academy Award nominee Kate Nelligan ("The Prince of Tides"), Roxanne Hart ("Follow The Stars Home"), Golden Globe Award nominee Thomas Gibson ("Dharma and Greg"), Golden Globe Award winner Regina Taylor ("I'll Fly Away"), Tony Award winner Marian Seldes ("A Delicate Balance") and Taylor Handley ("The O.C.") in a new "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation that has completed production in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M. for broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The rich family drama is the story of a young, single writer who is surprised by a visit from her troubled 16-year-old nephew who comes to her in search of acceptance, understanding and love.
Vicki Miller's (Harden) well-ordered life is plunged into complete chaos when her nephew, Bobby (Handley), the child of her mentally-challenged brother and sister-in-law, appears on her doorstep, sullen and disheveled. A boy of very few words, it soon becomes apparent that Bobby has run away from home and wants to live with Vicki. Initially, Vicki keeps his presence a secret, even from her probing mother, Vera (Nelligan), who knows he is missing and calls Vicki looking for him.
Following her dream, Vicki goes to a writer's conference and leaves Bobby with her sister Ruth (Hart), who raised the boy until his parents went to court and won custody. Ruth would like Bobby to simply fit into her household, but it doesn't take long for him to track down Vicki at the conference and beg her to come back and take him home.
Though Bobby is deeply disturbed, he trusts Vicki and slowly opens up to her about the pain he has experienced in the past with his parents. Bobby's memories force Vicki to open herself up to her own dark feelings. Then, as time goes by, with the strength that their alliance gives them, they find themselves on the road to healing and happiness.
Thomas Gibson plays Vicki's love interest, Aiden Brynes; Regina Taylor plays Vicki's and Bobby's therapist, Dr. Gardner; and Marian Seldes is seen as a novelist who Vicki meets at the writer's conference.
IN FROM THE NIGHT is a Hallmark Hall of Fame Production. Richard Welsh ("The Blackwater Lightship") and Brent Shields ("Brush With Fate") are the executive producers. Peter Levin ("Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story") is directing the drama from a script by Susanna Styron and Bridget Terry ("Back When We Were Grownups").
RATING: To Be Announced