Here are some of the movies that Dean has done that you can purchase through either Amazon.com
A Christmas Visitor
CDN$ 14.56 through Amazon.ca
I recently had the chance to watch this made for television movie on the Hallmark Channel and didn't think I would
warm up to it as much as I did. Especially after seeing that it touches on a family broken apart by the loss of a loved
one due to the Gulf War to only have it all come to perspective this time around with the current conflict going on.
And yes, I balled my eyes out!
The following summary is by Hal Erickson from the "All Movie
William Devane and Meredith Baxter star in this sentimental made-for-cable
drama as John and Carol Boyajian, a couple facing a bleak Christmas due to a surfeit of personal tragedy. Having already lost
their son in Operation Desert Storm, the Boyajians must now confront the possibility that their daughter has cancer. Rather
than wallow in grief, John and Carol are doggedly determined to celebrate their first Christmas in 11 years; but as the holiday
approaches, their hope and perseverance rapidly deteriorate. The couple's faith is ultimately restored by the arrival of a
mysterious "guest" who may not be precisely what he claims to be. The Christmas Visitor debuted December 21, 2002, on the
|photo copyrite 2001 Viacom Productions, Inc.
Hysteria: The Def Leopard Story
CDN$ 18.89 through Amazon.ca
saga of pop metal superstars Def Leppard is told in this biopic, produced by cable television music channel VH1. The film
traces the band's history from their origins as a teenage hard rock act in the English industrial town of Sheffield to the
massive success they enjoyed worldwide as multi-platinum recording artists. Def Leppard's rise to the top is depicted as driven
by rabidly dedicated lead singer Joe Elliott (Orlando Seale), though along with the money, supermodels and parties there are
tragedies as well. Original guitarist Pete Willis (Nick Bagnall) is sacked when excessive drink affects his performance, drummer
Rick Allen (Tat Whalley) loses an arm in a car accident and must endure grueling effort to learn how to play again, and lead
guitarist Steve Clark (Karl Geary) struggles with alcoholism as he bounces in and out of rehab centers. Through all the tribulations
and excess, however, the band sticks together like brothers and fights to keep rocking as a unit.
|photo copyrite 2001 Columbia Tristar.
CDN$ 14.95 through Amazon.ca
Based in part on the autobiography of Gale
Sayers, an Football Hall of Fame inductee and one of the finest halfbacks in the history of the game, this made-for-TV drama
recounts the true story of Sayers (Mekhi Phifer) and his friendship with fellow Chicago Bears player Brian Piccolo (Sean Maher).
In the mid-'60s, when Sayers joined the Bears, he was not welcomed by all members of the team, but soon developed a friendly
rivalry with Piccolo, a running back who was gunning for the same place on the team as Sayers. Sensing a tension between the
two men that might be used to make better players, coach George Halas (Ben Gazarra) decided to make Sayers and Piccolo roommates
at training camp and on the road -- a decision that quickly became controversial, since Sayers was African-American and Piccolo
was white. However, rivalry grew into respect, and when Sayers suffered a serious knee injury, Piccolo became the man who
helped guide him through the difficult process of rehabilitation. Sayers not only returned to the team, he become a star player,
but in time it became Sayers' turn to help Piccolo when Brian learned that a lingering illness was actually cancer. A remake
of one of the most acclaimed made-for-TV movies ever (with James Caan and Billy Dee Williams as Piccolo and Sayers), Brian's
Song also features Elise Neal as Linda Sayers and Janessa Crimi as Lori Piccolo, the players' wives.