Second Chances

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  • G
  • Genre(s): Family Drama
  • Release year: 1998
  • Running time: 107 min
Based on a true story, Second Chances is the uplifting tale of a little girl’s physical and emotional reawakening after a car crash claims her father – and her spirit. The accident leaves 10-year-old Sunny Matthews (played by award-winning child actress... read more
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Based on a true story, Second Chances is the uplifting tale of a little girl’s physical and emotional reawakening after a car crash claims her father – and her spirit. The accident leaves 10-year-old Sunny Matthews (played by award-winning child actress Kelsey Mulrooney) unable to walk without crutches. However, the damage to Sunny’s leg pales in comparison to her emotional wounds, which cause her to withdraw from life and everyone around her. Miraculously, things begin to change when Sunny and her mother Kathleen (Isabella Glasser) move next door to a horse ranch run by one-time rodeo star Ben Taylor (tom Amandes). Sunny’s recovery begins as she develops an affinity for Ben and a love for a mean-spirited, crippled horse named Ginger. This inspirational family film also stars Academy Award-winning actor Stuart Whitman, Academy Award-nominess, Theodore Bikel and Terry Moore, plus Charles Shaughnessy and Madeline Zima from television’s “The Nanny.”

Original Release

09/01/1998

US Release

09/01/1998

Cast

Tom Amandes Ben Taylor
Kelsey Mulrooney Sunny Matthews
Stuart Whitman Buddy
Isabel Glasser Kathleen Matthews
Charles Shaughnessy Dr. Hugh Olson
Theodore Bikel Dutch John Hathaway
Terry Moore Dallas Judd
Madeline Zima Melinda Judd
Erica Hess Susan
Hans Howes Johnny Dobson
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

James Fargo

Writers

Daniel A. Adams, Arthur Martin Jr.

Cast

Tom Amandes Ben Taylor
Kelsey Mulrooney Sunny Matthews
Stuart Whitman Buddy
Isabel Glasser Kathleen Matthews
Charles Shaughnessy Dr. Hugh Olson
Theodore Bikel Dutch John Hathaway
Terry Moore Dallas Judd
Madeline Zima Melinda Judd
Erica Hess Susan
Hans Howes Johnny Dobson
Charles Napier Craig Hardy
Allan Miller Dr. Rasmussen
Grant Cramer Dr. Dale Janssen
Lee Benton Therapist Jesse
Jesse L. Upchurch Dr. Upchurch
Jerry Rivers Sergeant
Gwendolyn Upchurch Little Girl at Stable
Bryan Peele Young Emergency Doctor
Robert Howard Young Officer
Alexandra Cramer Bridget

Producers

Editors

Jerry U. Frizell

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