Heard On The Streets 2000BAILEY'S MISTAKE," Goes Into Production (6/8/00)
Production has begun on "Bailey's
Mistake," a telefilm about a widow who inherits property on a mysterious
island from her late husband. The two-hour movie for television, laced with
romantic longing, wistful memories, quirky humor and fantasy, stars Linda
Hamilton ("Terminator," "Terminator 2," "Beauty and the
Beast" ) as Liz Donovan and Joan Plowright ("Dinosaur,"
"Enchanted April," "Avalon" ) as Aunt Angie. The two-hour
telefilm has begun principal photography in Nova Scotia, Canada, and will air
during the 2000-01 season on the ABC Television Network.
A week after her husband's sudden death, Liz Donovan receives even more devastating news: Her late husband, Paul (Richard Burgi, "Action," "Payback" ), had secretly spent their life savings to purchase property on a small island off the coast of Maine. Still grieving, yet feeling betrayed by her husband's deception, Liz travels to the island, called "Bailey's Mistake," determined to sell the property as quickly as possible. Joining her on the trip are her spirited and precocious nine-year-old son, Dylan (Jesse James, "Message in a Bottle," "As Good as it Gets" ), and her rebellious teenage daughter, Becca (Paz de la Huerta, "The Cider House Rules" ).
Once they set foot on Bailey's Mistake, the Donovans discover that this is no ordinary island. The breathtaking, rocky shoreline and its bucolic beauty hardly convey the magic and mystery of the setting. Strange things start to happen as the Donovans meet a menagerie of even stranger locals: A mailman with a penchant for skirts; a pregnant mayor who calls herself "The Other Mrs. Donovan" ; and the town drunk, who happens to be a cat. Soon, Liz learns that the island is inhabited by a group of Irish travelers who claim to be Paul's estranged relatives. They are led by Aunt Angie, a shoot-from-the-hip, bristling woman who tries to dissuade Liz from selling their homes to the wealthy, "devilish" landowner, Lowell Lenox (Kyle Secor, "Homicide: Life on the Street" ). As Liz struggles with this dilemma and the mystery of Paul's past, her young son begins to display a magical "gift" for healing. The trip proves to be an emotional journey for all of the Donovans as they come to terms with their loss and accept the gain of a "new" family.
"Bailey's Mistake" also stars Julianne Christie as Jasmine, Kris Lemche as Malachy, David Norona as Father Miguel, Leslie Carlson as the stableman, Peter Blais as Charlie, John Marshall Jones as Tyler, Nicole Lipman as Gina, Dawn Greenhalgh as Irene and Bruce Armstrong as Al.
"Bailey's Mistake" is from Touchstone Television Productions, LLC in association with The Shephard/Robin Company. Executive producers are Greer Shephard, Michael M. Robin and Oliver Goldstick with Phillip M. Goldfarb serving as producer. Michael M. Robin ("Popular," "NYPD Blue") is directing the film from a teleplay by Oliver Goldstick.
Wednesday July 26 02:04 AM EDT
By Nellie Andreeva
LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) --- Kyle Secor, who turned in his "Homicide" badge last year, is up for angel wings. Secor has joined the cast of CBS' drama series "City of Angels," produced by Steven Bochco Prods.
Secor will play a surgeon who had been in the Doctors Without Borders humanitarian organization for several years and has come to work at the county hospital in inner-city Los Angeles under a series of circumstances.
Gabrielle Union ("Bring It On") is in negotiations to play a young female resident around the age of the Phil Buckman and Hill Harper characters. Her character is different from the one Vivica A. Fox played last season, Bochco Prods. president of production Dayna Kalins said. Fox left the show at the end of its 13-episode run last season.
Sandi Schultz ("Where Truth Lies"), who guest-starred in another Bochco series, "NYPD Blue," has been cast in the recurring role of a female psychiatrist.
The series is going through a transformation after co-creator and executive producer Paris Barclay resigned in June (HR 6/14). Kevin Hooks took over his duties. In May, CBS picked up the medical drama, though it has been struggling to make a mark in the ratings (HR 5/17).
Secor was recently seen in the feature "Beat" and NBC's "Homicide: The Movie." His film credits also include "Drop Zone" and "Untamed Heart." Secor is repped by the Gersh Agency and managed by Brillstein-Grey Entertainment.
Union's film credits include "Love and Basketball," "10 Things I Hate About You" and "She's All That." She is managed by Strong/Morrone Entertainment.
New York Daily News, August 1, 2000Secor Moving to 'City'
Former "Homicide" player Kyle Secor is joining the cast of CBS' "City of Angels." He will play a plastic surgeon on the series, which is set in an inner-city Los Angeles hospital that is staffed mainly by African-Americans. The Steven Bochco produced drama stars Blair Underwood as a headstrong emergency-room doctor working with substandard equipment. The show has been praised for its diverse cast at a time when the networks have been criticized for no showing enough minority faces.