Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cab to Canada (1998) TV Movie

Based on a true story, the made-for-TV "Cab to Canada" stars the indomitable Maureen O'Hara as Katherine Eure, a wealthy and very proper "little old lady from Pasadena." En route to a funeral, Katherine summons the cab driven by one Mike Donahue (Jason Beghe). In answer to the traditional "Where to, lady?," Kathryn knocks Mike for a loop when she imperiously insists upon being driven to Vancouver, British Columbia...some 3,100 miles away. During the motor odyssey that follows, Kathryn proves that she's something substantially more than just another arrogant old dowager, just as the down-to-earth Mike loses his natural-born animosity toward those better off than himself. Meanwhile, the authorities are at their wit's end, convinced that Kathryn has been kidnapped, and are prepared to mete out harsh punishment for her captor. A pre-Sixth Sense Haley Joel Osment appears as Bobby. "Cab to Canada" made its CBS network bow on November 29, 1998. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cab to Canada (1998) TV Movie
Cast: Maureen O'Hara, Jason Beghe, Catherine Bell, Haley Joel Osment, Brigitta Dau, Azura Skye, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

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