JANE SEYMOUR, JOE LANDO AND OTHERS FROM THE CAST AND CREW OF THE DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN SERIES REUNITE FOR THE ADVENTUROUS NEW "DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN: THE MOVIE," TO BE BROADCAST MAY 22 THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Jane Seymour, Joe Lando and others from the cast and crew of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," CBS's six-year-long series about one of the first female doctors to practice on the American frontier, are reunited for DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN: THE MOVIE, to be broadcast Saturday, May 22 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The story follows the adventures of Dr. Mike (Seymour) and her loving husband, Sully (Lando), as they, with the help of the townspeople of Colorado Springs, search for their kidnapped daughter, Katie.
Sully and his teenage stepson, Brian (Shawn Toovey), have been trying to teach 4-year-old Katie how to keep a secret as they plan Dr. Mike's surprise birthday party. Meanwhile, Sully, who serves as the town's commissioner, has some major decisions to make about an exciting new industry being brought to town, as Dr. Mike continues to work in her clinic as the town's physician.
The townsfolk have gathered to hear a proposal by Mr. Garrick (Mark Collie), a representative from The Sierra Copper Company, who is requesting permission to mine the area for copper, a hot commodity since the recent discovery of electricity. Concerned that the copper will poison the town's water supply, Sully persuades his fellow commissioners to join him in rejecting the proposal. Displeased with the decision, Mr. Garrick warns Sully that this type of decision may have dire consequences.
Later that night, Sully and friends Grace (Jonelle Allen) and Robert E. (Henry G. Sanders) play out their scheme to get Dr. Mike to her surprise party, while leaving little Katie at home with their friend, the town's telegraph operator, Horace (Frank Collison). The townspeople are having a ball celebrating with Dr. Mike and Sully when, to their horror, a beaten Horace crashes the party with news that Katie has been kidnapped. When Dr. Mike later finds out that Sully had received the threat from Mr. Garrick that he didn't take seriously, a rift forms between the usually-adoring couple, as they continue to search for their daughter, whom they believe may have been taken to Mexico -- if she is still alive.
While Mike, Sully, Horace, Robert E., Brian and Jake (Jim Knobeloch) explore Mexico in hopes of finding Katie, they find themselves in trouble with the corrupt legal system, turning the search for Katie into a fight for their own lives as well.
The series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" was broadcast from 1992 to 1998 on the Network. In addition to Seymour, Lando, Toovey, Allen, Sanders, Collison and Knobeloch, series stars reprising their roles in the film include Orson Bean (Loren Bray), Barbara Babcock (Dorothy Jennings), Geoffrey Lower (Reverend Johnson) and Larry Sellers (Cloud Dancing). Newcomers include Stephen Meadows as John Caraway, Mark Collie as Mr. Garrick, Rudy Ramos as Captain Ruiz, Eduardo YaF1ez as Valdez and Kaile Zaretsky as Katie. Most of the original crew members have also returned, several having left other positions to take part.
Seymour, who won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Dr. Quinn, made her feature film debut in "Oh! What a Lovely War" and received Emmy Award nominations for her roles in the mini-series "War and Remembrance" and the series "Captains and the Kings." She won an Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a mini-series for her portrayal of Maria Callas in "Onassis: The Richest Man Alive." Her feature film credits include "Live and Let Die," "Young Winston," "Battlestar Galactica" and "Somewhere in Time." She has starred in the television movies "Angel of Death," "Matters of the Heart," "The Women He Loved," "Jack the Ripper," "Sunstroke," "Praying Mantis" and "Heidi." Seymour is married to James Keach, director of DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN: THE MOVIE and one of its executive producers.
Lando was known for his role as Jake Harrison in the soap opera "One Life To Live" prior to landing the role of Sully in the series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." He has starred in the television movies "Shadows of Desire," on the Network, "Any Place But Home and "Alien Nation: The Enemy Within" and in the feature film "Star Trek IV." His television credits also include a stint on CBS's "The Guiding Light" and guest appearances on "JAG" and "The Nanny," both also on the Network, and "The John Larroquette Show."
For his role in the "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" series, Toovey won the Youth in Film Award in 1993 as Best Actor in a Dramatic Series (Age 10 and Under) and a Young Artists Award in 1996 for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Television Drama Series and was nominated for a Hollywood Reporter YoungStar Award in 1997. His television credits also include the films "A Seduction in Travis County," on the Network, "In Broad Daylight" and "Bed of Lies." He also appeared in the mini-series "The Fire Next Time," on the Network.
Allen is known to daytime television audiences for her role as Doreen in "Generations." Her television credits also include starring roles in the series "Palmerstown" and "After Midnight" and the films "Black Hope Horror," "Penalty Phase," "The Midnight Hour" and "American Women: Profiles in Courage." She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her role in the Broadway musical "Two Gentleman of Verona."
Sanders' television film credits include "The Atlanta Child Murders," on the Network, "The Switch," "Trouble in the City of Angels," "The Johnnie Gibson Story," "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and "Backstairs at the White House." He has appeared in the feature film "Independence Day," "Bull Durham," "Heartbreakers," "Made in Heaven," "Endangered Species," and "The Boss' Son," for which he was nominated for an NAACP Best Actor Award.
Collison created the role of Mr. Weasel for the anthology series "Inside Out." Among his television series credits are guest-starring roles in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Night Court," "Gabriel's Fire," "Cop Rock" and "Hill Street Blues." His feature film credits include "The Last Boy Scout," "Mobsters," "Wild at Heart," "Diggstown," "Alien Nation" and "The Blob."
Knobeloch's television credits include the series "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill," on the Network, the television film "Target" and a guest-starring role in the series "Dark Justice." He toured internationally with "Albee Directs Albee," performing in several plays all directed by the author, Edward Albee. Knobeloch is a founding member of the Mirror Repertory Company, with which he worked with the late Geraldine Page in "Paradise Lost," "The Inheritors" and "Joan of Lorraine." He is married to Beth Sullivan, one of the movie's executive producers.
Bean began his show business career in New York as a standup comic. He won a Theatre World Award for his role in the Broadway production of "Almanac" and a Tony nomination for his performance on Broadway in "Subways are for Sleeping." His feature film credits include "Inner Space" and "Love Sick." Bean had a recurring role in the television series "The Facts of Life" and starred in the television films "Girl in the Song Title" and "A Change of Heart." He has guest starred in the television series "Murder, She Wrote," on the Network, and "The Fall Guy."
Babcock won an Emmy Award for her recurring role as Grace Gardner in the series "Hill Street Blues." She was also a series regular in "The Law and Harry McGraw," on the Network, and has guest starred in "Murder, She Wrote," on the Network, "Sisters," "The Golden Girls," "Perry Mason," "Taxi," "China Beach," "Cheers" and "Wings." She has starred in the television films "A Mother's Instinct," "News at Eleven," "Quarterback Princess," "Salem's Lot" and "Stranger in the House," all on the Network. Her feature film credits include starring roles in "Far and Away" and "That Was Then, This is Now."
Lower played the role of a pompous attorney in the Network's series "The Trials of Rosie O'Neil." He has also appeared in the series "Friends," "Hudson Street" and "The Naked Truth." His stage credits include the Broadway production of "Happy Ending," for which he received a Drama Critics Award. He also appeared in the feature films "Hook" and the television movie "And the Band Played On."
Sellers has appeared in the feature films "Wayne's World II," "Son of the Morning Star," "Quick and the Dead," "Revolution," "Like Father, Like Son" and "Assassination." Among his television credits are the film "Kenny Rogers as 'The Gambler' III -- The Legend Continues" and the series "Walker, Texas Ranger," both on the Network. He has also appeared in the series "Life Goes On," "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "General Hospital."
Meadows appeared in the television movies "A Season of Hope" and "The Price She Paid," on the Network, "Sunstroke" and "Revealing Evidence" and the mini-series "Great Escapes." He has also appeared in the series "The Client" and "Murder, She Wrote," both on the Network, "Nowhere Man" and "L.A. Law." His feature film credits include "V.I. Warshawski," "The End of Innocence" and "A Cry in the Wild."
Collie has appeared in the Network series "Early Edition" and "Walker, Texas Ranger" and in the feature film "Fire Down Below."
Ramos has appeared in the series "Scarecrow & Mrs. King" and "Murder, She Wrote," both on the Network, and "The Practice" and the television movie "A Murderous Affair: Carolyn Warmu."
YaF1ez has appeared in the television movie "Miami Hustle" and the series "Soldier of Fortune, Inc." and "Savannah." His feature film credits include "Inconvenienced," "Wild Things," "Knockout," "Striptease" and "Hello, She Lied."
DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN: THE MOVIE is being produced by CBS Productions, in association with The Sullivan Company. Beth Sullivan, Jane Seymour and James Keach are the executive producers, and John Liberti is the producer. Keach directed the film from a script by former "Dr. Quinn" staff writer, Josef Anderson.