A CON ARTIST TRIES TO START OVER IN THE WILD WEST BUT CAN'T RUN FROM HER PAST
DAPHNE ZUNIGA STARS IN 'MAIL ORDER BRIDE,' A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING NOVEMBER 8
Greg Evigan ("My Two Dads") Co-Stars
Diana McQueen, a con woman fleeing from her handler, ends up posing as her recently-deceased friend, Jen, in order to move out West to marry a man neither woman has ever met. But Diana's lies begin to crumble when her new "fianc�" becomes suspicious and her violent past suddenly shows up on her doorstep in "Mail Order Bride," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie premiering Saturday, November 8 (9/8c). Daphne Zuniga ("Melrose Place") and Greg Evigan ("My Two Dads") star in the story of the divisiveness of deceit and the liberating power of truth.
Diana McQueen (Zuniga) has been working, against her will, for Boston conman Tom Rourke (Evigan) since she was 12, running scams, stealing and lying. Now, she's had enough, and one good haul is all she needs to get out of this life.
Diana's friend Jen, ill with tuberculosis, has been corresponding with Beau (Cameron Bancroft, "Beautiful People") a Wyoming rancher she's never met, but plans to marry. When Jen dies, Diana seizes the opportunity to start her life over by stealing Rourke's money. Pretending to be Jen, she moves out West to marry Beau. As Beau battles against the local Cattleman's Association, Diana falls back on her old ways, and jumps at the chance to get enough cash to run away again. Just when Beau figures out who Diana really is, Rourke discovers where she's hiding, and the ensuing showdown turns the town upside-down, changing the future for all of them.
"Mail Order Bride" is a Randolph Films Production in association with Blueprint Entertainment. John Morayniss, Noreen Halpern, Ira Pincus, Sunta Izzicupo and Dori Weiss are the executive producers and Randolph Cheveldave is the producer. Anne Wheeler directed from a script by Tippy and Neal Dobrofsky.
Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of 85 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel consistently ranks among the top 10 ad-supported cable networks in Prime Time and Total Day household ratings and is the nation's leading network in providing quality family programming. Crown Media also operates a second 24-hour linear channel which plays the greatest family movies of all time, Hallmark Movie Channel, and launched Hallmark Movie Channel HD in April, 2008.