Thicker than Water

  • David S Cass Sr (2005)
  • US
  • 87 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Melissa Gilbert is still best known for playing Laura Ingalls in the 1970s costume series Little House on the Prairie. So it will come as no great surprise to viewers of this over-sentimental drama that her high-powered lawyer would give up her stressful life to follow the trail of her recently deceased father's secret past in the country. Perhaps less blatant casting might have given David S Cass Sr's TV movie some much-needed edge, as Gilbert's obsession with a faded photograph and the discovery that she's related to a onetime rodeo queen (played by Lindsay Wagner) suffers from a schmaltziness that is only heightened by the lingering, romanticised rural vistas.

Plot Summary

Drama starring Melissa Gilbert as a high-powered lawyer who discovers secrets about her late father's past and a family she never knew.

Cast and crew

Cast

Natalie Jones
Melissa Gilbert
Sam
Brian Wimmer
Lulu Nichols
Lindy Newton
Tom Grove
Grainger Hines
Larry Gorman
Robert Mailhouse
Abygail Jordan
Nan Martin
Receptionist
Nancy Atkinson
Tim "Ray" Markus
Ryan Carnes
Secretary
Amy Beth Reece
Jess Jarrett
Lindsay Wagner

Crew

Director
David S Cass Sr

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Categories
Drama

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