Matthew Modine was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance of Sammy Ayers, a man forced to listen to the whole town bear its secrets while at the same time struggling with a secret of his own. Frankie Muniz, who plays the young Sammy, is excellent, as well as James Earl Jones and Jerry O'Connell. Well-written, with moments of humor as well as drama, this is a fan-favorite that can be watched over and over.
Starring: Matthew Modine, James Earl Jones, Claire Bloommore hide
Sammy Ayers: Matthew Modine
Archibald Thacker: James Earl Jones
Mrs. Tynan: Claire Bloom
Young Sammy: Frankie Muniz
Rev. Perry Ray Pruitt: Jerry OConnell
Directed by: John Kent Harrison
Written by: Robert W. Lenski
Based on the Novel by: G.D. Gearino
Produced by: Tom Luse
Executive Producer: Richard Welsh
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