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Northern Lights is a 1997 film starring Academy Award-winner Diane Keaton. It is the first Disney Channel Original Movie.

Plot summary

A stranger's call informs Roberta (Diane Keaton) that her estranged brother Frank has died in a small town under bizarre circumstances. Ben, his best friend from college, also gets the call.

Arriving just in time for his funeral, it becomes quickly obvious to them that the little slice of small-town America in which they find themselves is like an episode of The Twilight Zone featuring Frank's eccentric friends, his amazing secrets and his stunning final request.

Both Ben and Roberta are shocked to discover that Frank not only had a child, but that he has left them responsible for his son's care. Through a series of comic events, each tries to foist off responsibility on the other.

Cast

  • Diane Keaton - Roberta Blumstein

  • Maury Chaykin - Ben Rubadue

  • Joseph Cross - Jack

  • Kathleen York - Daphne

  • John Robert Hoffman - Joe Scarlotti

  • Crystal Verge - Aggie

  • John R. Taylor - Arthur

  • Sheila Patterson - Arlene

  • Frank C. Turner - Willard

  • Tom Cavanagh - Frank

  • Peter Wilds - Ratman

  • Chilton Crane - Margaret

  • Sheila Moore - Louise

  • Alexander Pollock - Billy

  • Leam Blackwood - Emily

  • Zahf Paroo - Young Manager (as Zang Haju)

  • David Paul Grove - (as Beck)

  • Phillip Hazel - Sterling

  • Léo Newman - Photo double: Jack

  • Arthur Benoît Wells - Jack's boyfriend

Production Credits

  • Directed by Linda Yellen
  • Produced by Warren Carr
  • Written by John Robert Hoffman, Kevin Kane
  • Music by Patrick Seymour
  • Language English
  • Original channel Disney Channel
  • Release date August 23, 1997
  • Running time 111 minutes
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