Nora's Lifetime Movies
There are a few of Nora's movies that have been made into Lifetime Movies. While I'm still on the fence about whether or not they are as good as the books themselves, they are very entertaining. This page is dedicated to all things related to those movies. The Lifetime Movie Network is awesome for bringing an author's word to life, and the ones they've done for Nora are well done.
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Directed by Ralph Hemecker and starring Heather Locklear and Johnathon Schaech, Angel's Fall was filmed in 2007.
Description: In the hopes of making a better life and escaping a violent, traumatic past, Reese Gilmore (Heather Locklear) moves to a small Wyoming town. However, trouble seems to follow her everywhere: She goes out for a hike one day and witnesses a murder. And when she brings the sheriff back to the scene of the crime, they find no trace of it! Is she going nutty -- or is someone playing tricks with her already fragile mind?
Directed by David Carson and screen written by Ronni Kern, Blue Smoke was filmed in 2007.
- Ben Ayres as Hugh
- Scott Bakula as John Minger
- David Brown as Joe Pastorelli
- Taylor Dauphinais as Sr.
- Margherita Donato as Young Reena
- Chris Fassbender as Gina
- Rod Heatherington as Joey Pastorelli
- Karen Johnson-Diamond as Jr.
- Eric Keenleyside as Steve
- Patrick J. MacEachern as Mrs. Pastorelli
- Liam Nelson as Gib Hale
- Chad Nobert as Jack
- John Reardon as Young Joey Pastorelli
- Matthew Settle as Jr.
- Talia Shire as Xander Hale
- Peter Skagen as Josh
- Daniela Vlaskalic as Bo Goodnight
- Rylan Wilkie as Bianca Hale
- Alicia Witt as FBI Agent
Description: The blaze that destroyed her family's pizzeria changed the life of young Reena Hale (Alicia Witt), forcing her family to start over from scratch. But the fire's brutal beauty and destructive power would seduce her into learning to understand and master its terrible force, leading her to become a fire investigator herself. This line of work proves to be exciting, but also has a dangerous side—and she soon finds herself caught in a hotbed of trouble!
Directed by Stephen Tolkin and screen written by Stephen Tolkin, Carolina Moon was filmed in 2007.
- Jacqueline Bisset as Margaret Lavelle
- Gabrielle Casha as Young Tory Bodeen
- Josie Davis as Faith Lavelle
- Dusty Finkbeiner as Alice Powell
- Claire Forlani as Victoria "Tory" Bodeen
- Taison Gelinas as Young Dwight
- Mark Holmes as Photographer
- Oliver Hudson as Cade Lavelle
- Shaun Johnston as Han Bodeen
- Shae Keebler as Young Hope Lavelle/Young Faith Lavelle
- Greg Lawson as Police Chief Carl Russ
- Brieanna Moench as Lissy
- Kade Phillips as Young Cade
- Connor Robinson as Young Wade
- Maureen Rooney as Sari Bodeen
- Jonathan Scarfe as Dwight Collier
- Carrie Schiffler as June
- Kailin See as Sherry Bellows
- Keith White as Man with Dog
- Chad Willett as Wade Mooney
Description: Tory Bodeen returns to her hometown in South Carolina, a place that holds violent memories of her childhood friend Hope Lavelle's murder. Coming back revives Tory's psychic visions of what happened that fateful night, and she becomes determined to unearth the truth, enlisting the help of Hope's hunky older brother. However, the murderer has been waiting all these years for her return—and it may be someone closer to her than she realizes!
Starring Emilie de Ravin, Ivan Sergei and Cybill Shepherd, High Noon was filmed in 2009.
Description: Expert hostage negotiator Lieutenant Phoebe McNamara juggles her high pressure career with the demands of raising her young daughter and contending with her agoraphobic mother, Essie. When Phoebe meets handsome bar owner Duncan Swift, he can't resist her take-charge attitude and attempts to earn her affections. At the same time, Phoebe receives threatening messages and soon discovers she is the target of a psychopathic killer out to destroy her personally and professionally.
Directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark and released in 1989, Magic Moments is a story about a successful magician is approached to do a TV special, which he has not done before. He and the beautiful producer of the show fall in love with each other, much to the disappointment of her possessive guardian (who is the person she works for).The guardian sets out to wreck their happiness.
- John Abbott as Reporter
- Shirley Cassedy as Television P.A.
- Tony Caunter as Television Director
- Charles Collingwood as Television Announcer
- Sam Douglas as Lee
- Paul Freeman as Brian Swann
- Leroy Golding
- Stephen Hoye as Tony
- Eriq La Salle as Dancing Guy
- Neville Phillips as Diplomat
- Laura Sadler as Girl
- Jenny Seagrove as Melanie James
- John Shea as Troy Gardner
- Alison Sterling as Clare
- Debora Weston as Beth
- José Yepes as Paco (as Pepe Yepes)
Starring Jerry O'Connell, Lauren Stamile and Faye Dunaway, Midnight Bayou was filmed in 2009.
Description: Harvard-educated lawyer Declan Fitzpatrick buys a newly restored plantation manor near New Orleans said to be haunted. Declan starts hearing voices and seeing seemingly inexplicable apparitions in the manor. He is also attracted to Cajun local Lena Simone, who grew up on the bayou with her grandmother, Odette, and who also has her own mysterious connection to the manor. With the help of Odette, Declan and Lena realize that they are inextricably linked to Manet Hall and uncover a shocking secret that has been hidden for more than 100 years.
Directed by Mike Robe and screen written by April Smith, Montana Sky was made into a film in 2007.
- Nathaniel Arcand as Adam
- James Baker as Ham
- Tom Carey as Jim
- John Corbett as Ben
- James Dugan as Vet
- Scott Heindl as Jesse Carne
- Diane Ladd as Bess
- Laura Mennell as Lily
- Aaron Pearl as Nate
- Charlotte Ross as Tess
- Ashley Williams as Willa
- Donovan Workun as Pickles
Description: When multimillionaire Jack Mercy dies, he leaves his ridiculously large Montana ranch to his three daughters (all half sisters and complete strangers to one another) under one condition: The three women must live together at the ranch for a full year. This is no walk in the park for the trio, but it's made all the more difficult when Daddy dearest's enemies start popping up to settle old scores. Based on the Nora Roberts tale of wealth, mystery and murder.
Description:In an attempt to escape his past, former Baltimore policeman Nate Burns accepts the job of chief of police in Lunacy, Alaska. The moment he meets Meg Galligan, an independent and feisty bush pilot with her own demons, he finds himself falling for her. The town is rocked when the body of Meg's father, a man who Meg believed had abandoned her and her mother Charlene 16 years ago, turns up in a mountain cave. At the same time, Nate finds himself in the middle of a high-profile murder investigation and must use his big-city survival instincts to solve the mystery that threatens his new life and new love.
Directed by Katt Shea, and screen written by Katt Shea and Vivienne Radkoff, Sanctuary was turned into a film and debuted in 2001.
- Kathy Baker as Aunt Kate
- Robin Brulé as Ginny
- James Bulliard as Bobby
- Melissa Gilbert as Jo Ellen Hathaway
- Joel Gordon as Party Guest
- Leslie Hope as Kirby Fitzsimmons
- Doug Lennox as Fisherman
- Hannah Lochner as Jo Ellen (age 7)
- Hayley Lochner as Jo Ellen (age 10)
- Costas Mandylor as Nathan Delaney
- John Ralston as David Delaney
- Wayne Robson as Cappy
- Kristen Ross as Annabelle Hathaway
- Booth Savage as Sheriff Bill Duer
- Kenneth Welsh as Sam Hathaway
Starring Brittany Murphy and Jason Lewis, Tribute was filmed in 2009.
Description: Cilla McGowen is a former child star who has found more satisfying work restoring old houses. In search of a normal life, Cilla buys her grandmother's farmhouse in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley to rescue it from ruin. Cilla soon forges a romantic relationship with Ford Sawyer, her handsome new neighbor, who ultimately comforts and protects her when her dark dreams and family secrets spiral into a real-life nightmare.
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