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Chasing Secrets (1999)





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Largely told in flashback, the made-for-TV The Secret Path is the story of Jo Ann Foley (Madeline Zima), a 14-year-old girl living in squalor in a remote Southern community during WW2. Systematically abused by her illegitimate grandfather, bootlegger Hank Foley (Ron White), Jo Ann has like her mother Marie (Crystal Bernard) been forced into a life of prostitution, "servicing" the soldiers of a nearby Army base. Periodically escaping her miserable existence, Jo Ann finds comfort, security and genuine love with a poor but proud African American couple, Honey (Della Reese) and Too Tall (Ossie Davis). The film's highlight is the ultimate showdown between the fearless Honey and the bigoted, drink-sodden Hank Foley--a defining moment for everyone concerned. Based on Rose Mary Evans' novel Childhood's Thief and first telecast by CBS on April 4, 1999, The Secret Path has since been seen on cable TV under the title Chasing Secrets.


Ossie Davis
as Too Tall
Crystal Bernard
as Marie Foley
Madeline Zima
as Jo Ann (age 14)
Yvonne Zima
as Jo Ann (age 7)
Ron White
as Hank Foley
William R. Greenblatt
as Bobby Foley (child)
Brenda Bazinet
as Elsie Foley
William Greenblat
as Bobby Foley (age 8)
David Roemmele
as Bobby Foley (age 15)
Lyn Mason Green
as Jo-Ann Foley (age 40)
Jonie Chase
as Dr. Joe
Nola Auguston
as Mrs. Kinney
Johnie Chase
as Dr. Joe
Roger Dunn
as Sheriff
Karen Glave
as Elizabeth
Patrick Mark
as Soldier
Stephanie Mills
as Dominique
Jonathan Whittaker
as Paul (adult)
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