Christy: Choices of the Heart


2h 2001

Brief Synopsis

Young teacher Christy Huddleston celebrates her one-year anniversary in Cutter Gap, Tennessee. It is the beginning of the 20th century, and a deadly typhoid epidemic hits the residents of the isolated mountain community. Dr. MacNeill exhausts himself caring for them, trying to get them to see that t

Film Details

MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Family
Period
Release Date
2001
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Young teacher Christy Huddleston celebrates her one-year anniversary in Cutter Gap, Tennessee. It is the beginning of the 20th century, and a deadly typhoid epidemic hits the residents of the isolated mountain community. Dr. MacNeill exhausts himself caring for them, trying to get them to see that their own water and lack of sanitation is making them sick. The tragic death of her cherished friend, Fairlight Spencer, affects Christy in cathartic and intimate ways, sending her into an emotional tailspin and catapulting her into a primal crisis of faith in which she questions the fairness and even the existence of God. Then, Reverend David Grantland contracts the disease. Fearing for his life, Christy prays for David, who recovers. MacNeill overhears her pleas to God. Sensing Christy's love for David, MacNeill decides he will leave town. Christy is torn because she's not sure if she loves David, even though she has accepted his proposal of marriage.

A few months later, Christy and David are finalizing their wedding plans when a surprise vistor shows up -- Dr. MacNeill. Suddenly, a torrential storm hits the mountain cove; as winds and floods wash away cabins, the residents seek refuge in the mission house. At the height of the storm, MacNeill and Christy are stranded in a hunter's cabin where, before it's too late, the doctor proposes marriage. Before she can sort out her feelings, Christy bolts into the torrential rain, running and falling into a steep ravine. MacNeill rescues her and tends to her back at the cabin where she starts burning up with fever. The following morning, when her fever breaks, MacNeill carries her back to the mission house. Christy's struggles to survive the spiritual, emotional and physical tests that she had endured, have brought her to a place of newfound, adult maturity. At the very moment Christy realizes that she can maintain a life without either Grantland or MacNeill, she makes her choice of a groom.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Family
Period
Release Date
2001
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States May 13, 2001

Aired in United States May 14, 2001

The first PAX TV "Christy" telefilm, "Christy: The Movie," was telecast on November 19, 2000.

The television series, "Christy," was telecast on CBS from April 1994 to August 1995 with Kellie Martin starring in the role of Christy Huddleston, a young teacher of poverty-stricken children as a mission school in the mountains of early 20th century eastern Tennessee.

Began shooting August 21, 2000.

Completed shooting November 3, 2000.

rtg MPAA G

TV rating: TV-PG