A Father's Choice is an unforgettable story celebrating the pain, the promise and the power of family. Following the tragic death of their mother, 13-year old Kelly McClain (Yvonne Zima) and her 10-year old sister Chris (Michelle Trachtenberg) are forced to leave their lives in the city to move in with their estranged father, Charlie "Mac" McClain (Peter Strauss), a free-spirited ex-rodeo champ who lives in a tiny bunkhouse on a ranch in the middle of nowhere. Though unprepared for the challenges of fatherhood, and in spite of intense hostility from the girls, Mac is determined to give it his best shot. But just as father and daughters begin to bond, the girls' Aunt Gayle steps in, determined to gain custody. Will Mac lose the only family he's ever known? Will the girls lose another parent? Based on true events, A Father's Choice is a film that will inspire everyone to appreciate the love and compassion that hold families together.

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A Father's Choice (2000)

Family/Drama · 1h 28m · 7/21/2009

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A Father's Choice is an unforgettable story celebrating the pain, the promise and the power of family. Following the tragic death of their mother, 13-year old Kelly McClain (Yvonne Zima) and her 10-year old sister Chris (Michelle Trachtenberg) are forced to leave their lives in the city to move in with their estranged father, Charlie "Mac" McClain (Peter Strauss), a free-spirited ex-rodeo champ who lives in a tiny bunkhouse on a ranch in the middle of nowhere. Though unprepared for the challenges of fatherhood, and in spite of intense hostility from the girls, Mac is determined to give it his best shot. But just as father and daughters begin to bond, the girls' Aunt Gayle steps in, determined to gain custody. Will Mac lose the only family he's ever known? Will the girls lose another parent? Based on true events, A Father's Choice is a film that will inspire everyone to appreciate the love and compassion that hold families together.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Columbia TriStar Television

Budget

$6,000,000
Cast
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J. Winston Carroll

George (as J.W. Carroll)
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Eddie Velez

Detective Cortez
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Judith Maxie

Judge White
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Susan Hogan

Gayle Miller
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Dan Willmott

Sheriff Dewitt
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Rod Padmos

Lt. Hamilton
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Barbara Duncan

Jesse
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Peter Strauss

Charlie 'Mac' McClain
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Karen Barker

Anna
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Joe Norman Shaw

Kallen (as Joe-Norman Shaw)
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Jim Shield

Kyle
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Georgie Collins

Dotty
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Brian Stollery

David Winston
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Michelle Trachtenberg

Kelly McClain
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Joe Dodds

Cop #1 (as Joe A. Dodds)
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Barry Penney

Rodeo official
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Ryan Barron

Lou
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Monte Timmons

Danny
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Judith Buchan

Debra Wilkins
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Susan L. Smith

Lisa Everson
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Reg Glass

Gunman
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Frank Takacs

Bartender
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Stephen Hair

Judge Morgan
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Dave Leader

Ricky (as David H. Leader)
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Mary McDonnell

Susan Shaw
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Jason Glass

Cop #3
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Roger R. Cross

Detective Ross
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Serena Steffensen

Cop #2
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Yvonne Zima

Chris McClain
Crew
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Christopher Cain

Director
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Richard Leder

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

A Father's Choice

(DVD)

7/21/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

A Father's Choice

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

A Father's Choice

(DVD)

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