Northern Lights is a 1997 television film based upon the 1988 stage play of the same name by John Hoffman. Directed by Linda Yellen, the film stars Diane Keaton, Maury Chaykin, Joseph Cross, and Kathleen York. It was produced for the Disney Channel and premiered on August 23, 1997. Some sources identify Northern Lights as the first Disney Channel Original Movie, though Northern Lights was not included in Disney Channel's 100 Original Movies celebration that aired in May–June 2016, and Disney Channel considers 1997's Under Wraps to be the first official Disney Channel Original Movie.
|Diane Keaton||Roberta Blumstein|
|Maury Chaykin||Ben Rubadue|
|John Hoffman||Joe Scarlotti|
|John R. Taylor||Arthur|
|Frank C. Turner||Willard|
|Zahf Paroo||Young Manager (as Zang Haju)|
|David Avalon||(as Buck)|