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Jacqueline Bisset (Maggie Webber) Eric Mabius (John Flemming) Susan Anspach (Julia) Nan Martin (Harriet Finnigan) Eugene Roche (Gil Finnigan) Nick Mancuso (Tom Webber) Carmen Argenziano (Paul Stanton) Bonnie Root (Diane Webber) Brian Leckner (Goalie) Valerie Harper (Claire) Cari Shayne (Amy) Rob Nilsson (Dean Jim Rogers) Shannon Day (Fran) Navi Rawat (Jennifer) Gina Gallego (TV Anchor) Josh Holland (Young Patrick) Kristen Kerr (Young Maggie) Billy Vera (Billy Vera)

A betrayed wife (Jacqueline Bisset), whose husband leaves her after 25 years, returns to the lake where she first fell in love and begins an affair with the son (Eric Mabius) of her first love.

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A betrayed wife (Jacqueline Bisset), whose husband leaves her after 25 years, returns to the lake where she first fell in love and begins an affair with the son (Eric Mabius) of her first love. Based on the novel by K.C. McKinnon. Claire: Valerie Harper. Julia: Susan Anspach. Harriet: Nan Martin. Gil: Eugene Roche. Tom: Nick Mancuso.

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2002, Romance/Drama, 1h 36m

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After her marriage abruptly ends, a woman (Jacqueline Bisset) returns to a summer retreat and falls for the son (Eric Mabius) of her first love.

Rating: TVPG (L)

Genre: Romance, Drama

Original Language: English

Director: Bobby Roth

Producer: Salli Newman

Writer: Peter Nelson

Runtime: 1h 36m

Production Co: Bayonne Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television, McFarlane Productions

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Jacqueline Bisset

Maggie Webber

Valerie Harper

Eric Mabius

John Keats Fleming

Susan Anspach

Eugene Roche

Gil Finnigan

Nick Mancuso

Carmen Argenziano

Paul Stanton

Bonnie Root

Diane Webber

Brian Leckner

Cari Shayne

Rob Nilsson

Dean Jim Rogers

Shannon Day

Gina Gallego

Josh Holland

Young Patrick

Kristen Kerr

Young Maggie

Peter Nelson

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Salli Newman

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Margaret Guinee

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Christopher Franke

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Stephen Storer

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Dancing at the Harvest Moon (2002)

Genre: drama / romance, duration: 84 minuten, country: united states, directed by: bobby roth, stars: jacqueline bisset , nick mancuso and valerie harper, imdb score: 5,5  (402), releasedate: 20 october 2002.

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Maggie is a professor of English literature. When she celebrates her 25th wedding anniversary, she discovers that her husband Tom is having an extramarital affair. Maggie flees to Little Bear Lake, where she met her first love in her teens: Patrick Fleming. She actually dreams of rekindling that love from back then, but Patrick Fleming has died in the meantime. And The Harvest Moon, the bar where Maggie worked as a waitress, is closed. Maggie decides to buy The Harvest Moon and rebuild it. When Patrick's son John Fleming offers her his services, Maggie falls in love with him.

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Susan Anspach

Harriet Finnigan

Eugene Roche

Gil Finnigan

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Diane Webber

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