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The Lost Valentine (2011)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 30 January 2011
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Lucas Thomas's grandmother Caroline returns every Valentine's Day to the station where, at their then first wedding anniversary, she waved off to the pacific war theatre in 1944 naval pilot... See full summary »

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Darnell Martin

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James Michael Pratt (book), Maryann Ridini Spencer (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Susan Allison
Betty White ... Caroline Thomas
Sean Faris ... Lucas Thomas
Billy Magnussen ... Neil Thomas
Meghann Fahy ... Young Caroline
Nadia Dajani ... Julie Oliver
Will Chase ... Andrew Hawthorne
Mike Pniewski ... Craig Warren
Helmar Augustus Cooper ... Joseph Williams
Ron Clinton Smith ... Western Union Delivery Man
Tom Nowicki ... Glenn Billings
Nita Hardy Nita Hardy ... Anne Billings
Andy Stahl ... Senator Max Irving
Gregory Alan Williams ... Chaplain Richard Brady (as Gregalan Williams)
Mitch Grant Mitch Grant ... Chief Petty Officer Harris
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Storyline

Lucas Thomas's grandmother Caroline returns every Valentine's Day to the station where, at their then first wedding anniversary, she waved off to the pacific war theatre in 1944 naval pilot Neil, officially still missing in action. Lucas, a former baseball star and reputable physiotherapist about to publish, tells the story to a station manager, who assigns the item to Susan Allison. She gets involved and befriends Caroline, but resists her crush on Lucas on account of an already soulless engagement with international reporter Andrew Hawthorne. Caroline's mild cardiac crisis seems to ruin everything. Written by KGF Vissers

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Love can stand the test of time.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine (#60.2) See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Goofs

Caroline sprays Neil with a sprayer pistol on the end of a garden hose. But sprayer pistols like those did not appear until the 1960s. In the 1940s, small cylindrical sprayers were used. See more »

Quotes

Susan Allison: That's an engagement ring.
Andrew Hawthorne: That's, er, what I said the moment I saw it, I said now that's an engagement ring, ha
Andrew Hawthorne: ...And your answer is?
Susan Allison: You never asked the question.
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Touching, Heartfelt and An Overall Wonderful Story
5 February 2013 | by pretty_inpink19See all my reviews

I saw The Lost Valentine a few months ago on you tube it was the kind of movie that pulls at the heartstrings and makes you believe that when it comes to true love anything is possible. Betty White is a fantastic woman and actress having seen her comedic performance as Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls and other television shows as well as films.

This is a movie that touched my heart not just because of it's content but also due to the wonderful performances of it's talented cast featuring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sean Faris, Bill Magnussen & Meghann Fahy. There were a few scenes that brought tears to my eyes such as when White's character learns the tale about her husband's fate and when his body is brought back home and given a proper service, seeing her finally get to say goodbye was emotional.

On Valentine's Day 1944, it's Neil Thomas's (Magnussen's) first wedding anniversary and his pregnant wife Caroline (Fahy) has gone to the train station to say farewell as he goes to fight in World War II. He makes a promise that he might not be able to keep and that is he'll return home safe by the next anniversary, 66 years later a now elderly Caroline (White) accompanied by her grandson Lucas (Faris) has come to the train station every year on valentine's day in the hopes that she will finally welcome her husband home.

The story is brought to cynical reporter Susan Allison (Hewitt) who at first refers to it as a fluff piece rather than the true tale that it is, she apologizes and the interview begins. As it progresses Caroline talks about how she & Neil met, to their wedding day and the house they fixed up that she still resides in and how for all these years she's been unable to get any information from the navy about her husband. Also Susan & Lucas appear to be falling for each other, as the film gets close to it's conclusion she hears about what Neil sacrificed in order for others to live and with help from Susan's ex boyfriend Andrew(Chase) they locate a Filipino man named Morang (Zano) who via teleconference tells the truth about what happened to Lieutenant Thomas he was killed by a Japanese sniper and then buried. Seeing her reaction to the news was heartbreaking, I mean her love for him was what kept her going all those years and never did she give up hope that somehow he would return.

The final scene shows Caroline dancing in her garden reminiscing about happy times she shared with Neil and a vision of him appears with his arms around her while they dance. The Lost Valentine is a wonderful story not just for 2011 but for all times and anyone who believes in true love.


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