|----Starting on TNT-------||----January 9,2000------|
|All right, I
can't believe it was finally on. Wasn't it superb? For
those of you who missed it find out the other show times
by visiting The Virginian official site on TNT. There
have been a few questions asking about the soundtrack
availability. Unfortunately, according to TNT,
soundtracks aren't normally made for TV movies. Too bad,
because it was a beautiful background to a great movie.
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Virginian ..... Bill Pullman
Molly Stark ....... Diane Lane
Steve ............. John Savage
Sam Balaam ........ Dennis Weaver
Rider ............. James Drury
Judge Henry ....... Harris Yulin
Trampas ........... Colm Feore
Filmed in Wyoming by TNT. Executive producer, Daniel H.Blatt; producers, Lynn Raynor, Bill Pullman, Ruth Fainberg; co-producer, Grace Gilroy; director, Pullman; writer, Larry Gross; based on the novel ''The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains'' by Owen Wister; camera, Peter Wunstorf; production designer, Rick Roberts; editor, Paul Trejo; music, Nathan Barr; sound, Garrell Clark; casting, Mary Vernieu, Anne McCarthy.
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Bill Pullman makes The Virginian a family affair. (Los Angeles Daily News)
Bill Pullman, who starts directing and starring in TNT's "The Virginian" July 6, will be making the production a family affair. Pullman, who co-stars with Bridget Fonda in 20th Century Fox's upcoming "Lake Placid," tells this column that his 11-year-old daughter and his sons, ages 9 and 6, "will have featured cameos in `The Virginian.' They look pretty precious in those period clothes." On the cell phone from a location-scouting jaunt "in the high country in Alberta, Canada," Pullman tells us, "my wife and I have kept the kids away from acting until now. But they'll be protected from the hoopla in this environment. And I'm looking forward to having them with me." Because he'll be doing double duty - he makes his directorial debut in the western - he won't, he says, "be able to break away on weekends."
Father-in-law to also make an appearance. (Copyright 1999 @ The Baltimore Sun Company)
According to the Baltimore Sun, Al Hurwitz, Bill Pullman's father-in-law is also getting back into acting with the help of his famouse son-in-law. Al "has a new career that again takes him back to one of his starting points -- acting. He had nonspeaking parts in two of the movies -- "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Lost Highway" -- that featured his son-in-law, Bill Pullman. He moved up to a speaking role in a movie version of "The Virginian" that Pullman is directing.
"I hand over the reins to a horse and say `Here,' " Hurwitz reports. "Only one syllable." "
Pullman set to sink teeth into directing. (Chicago Sun Times)
Bill Pullman will next be seen in "Lake Placid," the crocodile thriller opening Friday. But right now he's up in Calgary, Alberta, prepping for his directorial debut on TNT's revival of "The Virginian." Co-starring John Savage, it's slated to debut in January. "We're going to ride that horse over that big New Year's line," Pullman says, "and be the first Western out of the chutes for the new millennium." Speaking of "Lake Placid," don't be shocked Thursday or Friday if you think you see a fierce-looking 40-foot crocodile (with a man between his teeth) at North Avenue Beach. It's only a mock croc created by the Sand-Tastic artists, boosting the new flick.