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on April 25, 2013
Inspired by a true story, the movie has a 15-year-old girl having a baby after being raped. Emma Baker (Rachael Lee Cook) has been raised by her grandfather, a tough but compassionate coal miner named Clayton Hayes (George C. Scott). Now 15 years old, Emma insists upon a reunion with her estranged mom Angie Baker (Ally Sheedy), only to be raped by her mother's boyfriend Ray Wilcox (Don Diamont).

As a result Emma soon becomes pregnant. With the help of her grandfather, Emma decides to keep her child and tries to appoint Clayton as the child's legal guardian via adoption. When Clayton goes to court in hopes of adopting Emma's baby (Mathew Baker), he is thwarted by the legal system that regards Wilcox as a more suitable guardian.

In a desperate attempt to keep the baby Clayton kidnaps young Mathew Baker and embarks on a long road journey in an effort to evade the law, resulting in serious consequences.

It sounds very bleak, but it never gets heavy-handed, and everything is kept in-check with a nice tone.

The court scenes for example: whether the judge's decision is good or bad, there's no way to take the ruling seriously, given the simplistic nature of the events leading up to them. Mr. Scott's flight from the law is similarly a bit movie-like.

The other scenes are good, but only if you're familiar with this type of TV-movie. It's nothing bad, because the movie has a nice pace and so never gets long.

George C. Scott does a very nice job as the gruff grandfather who wants to protect his family (even if it means breaking the law), and you believe he cares for both his granddaughter and great-grandchild. The lovely Rachel Leigh Cook is very innocent and sympathetic as the young mother, Don Diamont is nothing special as the obsessed stalker. It services the movie well enough and so shouldn't be taken too much as a criticism.

The overall impression of the movie is good. It handles dark subjects with a nice touch and though the real events were probably much more troubling and emotional for the people involved, the movie probably changed the events enough to twist the story to make something more fit for television. The end result is enjoyable and very watchable.
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on November 21, 2009
i saw this movie on lifetime & thought it was excellent! its about a grandfarther who is the strong, moral man for the family & takes care of his grandaughter & eventually greatgrandson. i like how all his friends @ the coal mines, & truckdrivers come togther to help him because they think so highly of him. it a great family movie!
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on March 20, 2009
This was a good family movie and I enjoyed it very much I would encourage others to wach it Gorge C Scott was superb. As well as the Rest of the Cast!
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on March 21, 2016
Just what I was looking for very hard movie to find
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on November 15, 2015
ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES IVE SEEN!!!!
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on February 13, 2012
Hey, glad everybody enjoyed this movie. This movie is made about my mother and oldest brother, about 35% of it is true and the other 65% isn't. I'm the youngest out of 3 boys, Johnathan, my oldest brother is the half brother (whom this film is partially based on.) It's an interesting movie, but sad to say that the hell my mother had to go through AFTER (Johnny) was born was far more bitter than the movie shows. The movie ends after she won the custody battle, but the hell didn't end there; mother had his family to deal with. Don't know what all I'm allowed to put on here but they're pretty low people if you ask me. Anyways, the movie is great and hope you guys enjoy watching it.
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on November 16, 2012
Love the movie, First saw it on CBS when it was Country Justice in 1997, I didn't know that they had changed the name . Movie was filmed in our home town of Tazewell VA
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on February 7, 2013
Great actor and actress's in this movie. I loved it very good movie. He means bussiness when it comes to his granddaughter.
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on February 5, 2011
This is one movie that is really interesting. I would highly reccomend this movie. It is a good family movie.
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on January 26, 2013
the reason i got this movie is because i would always miss parts of the movie or fall a sleep when watching
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