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|Redemption of the Ghost|
Actors: Diane Ladd, John Savage, Alexandra Paul, Rachel Hunter, Gene Bicknell
Director: Richard Friedman
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Dove Foundation Family Approved — Convicted embezzler Witt Hampton escapes from prison and while hiding out in an isolated country barn is discovered by young Cassy and her brother Jack. After convincing them he's a friendl... more »
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A Nearly Perfect for the Whole Family, Grandparents Included
Artist & Author | Near Mt. Baker, WA | 03/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So many so-called family movies slip in decidedly unwholesome elements that one is often not sure that it is truly family fare. This, with one minor exception, is one movie that even the most conscious of morality will not only find safe but will find to be exciting and satisfying. The one minor exception is that the kids resort to lying about the 'ghost' with whom they've made friends. Parents can easily discuss this with their young children. I think in this case the children rightly sensed that this kindly 'ghost' was seeking redemption for his crime as much as the children were seeking a father figure after the death of their police officer father. This, I believe, would move the ethics of protecting Whit (the 'ghost') into a grey area.
It wouldn't be fair to parents to tell them the end of the story; however, it does need to be mentioned that Whit is wantonly beaten and then shot in the back by the sleazy police officer who is hot on his tail. This, just after Whit had saved seven-year-old Cassy's life. Her cries, after having also recently losing her father, is one few will easily forget. I would add that if an aunt living in our house who, under the same circumstances, secretly 'ratted out' Whit 'for the reward money' would have been given 72 hours to move out of our house. However, this family is more forgiving. In the end, however, this is an uplifting movie that will leave everyone feeling happy they viewed as a family.
In general, 'Redemption of the Ghost' proves that Hollywood can make exciting, emotional movies without including aspects that are contrary to traditional values families. [That is, in such a way that to the children the less than moral behavior seem to be 'okay.'] And they can make them so parents can enjoy them just as much as their young children! Indeed, it is a great movie for grandparents to see with their grandchildren as well. This movie should be bought by all families with grade school children so the movie-makers see that they can be profitable as well."
Redemption of the Ghost
Ginny Strobl | 05/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a really inspirational movie. It held my attention the whole time. The "ghost" and the children where very likeable and endearing. I think everyone in the family will enjoy watching it."