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The Echo of Thunder (1998)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 19 April 1998
Scenic settings in Australia enhance this Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, a simple yet engaging tale about a teenage girl's adjustment to a new family.

Director:

Simon Wincer

Writers:

Libby Hathorn (novel), H. Haden Yelin (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judy Davis ... Gladwyn Ritchie
Jamey Sheridan ... Larry Ritchie
Lauren Hewett ... Lara Ritchie
Ernie Dingo ... Neil
Chelsea Yates Chelsea Yates ... Pearl Ritchie
Michael Caton ... Bill Gadrey
Emily Browning ... Opal Ritchie (as Emily Jane Browning)
Jamie Croft ... Gowd Gadrey
James Wright James Wright ... Mr. Calloway
Ben Hanson Ben Hanson ... Jasper Ritchie
James Hanson James Hanson ... Jasper Ritchie
Reg Evans ... Garage Attendant
Linda O'Grady Linda O'Grady ... Bank Woman (as Linda Ross)
Frank Magree ... Driver
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Scenic settings in Australia enhance this Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, a simple yet engaging tale about a teenage girl's adjustment to a new family. Written by Erin <erinm@ziplink.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Echo of Thunder (#47.4) See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Interesting and touching
11 December 2000 | by Melissa AliceSee all my reviews

A girl tries to adjust to her step-mother and dad whom she hadn't lived with before. There are some downsides to the movie, but over all I liked it a lot. I like how the Hallmark Hall of Fame movies are usually heart-warming and emotional, as this one is.


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