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Synopsis

Promise the Moon is the story of rugged ranch hand, Roy Leckner (Henry Czerny), who tires to fulfill his employer’s dying wish to find his long lost son, bring him home and groom him to run the family’s failing cattle ranch. Roy locates the young man (Shawn Ashmore), who he discovers has been institutionalized since birth.

When the town’s local businessman, Sir Robert Butler, plots to take over the property, it looks like Roy has little chance of saving the ranch. Things begin to look up, however, when Butler’s former secretary, Jane Makepeace (Colette Stevenson), joins forces with Roy to battle her greedy ex-employer.

Rescuing the boy from the insanity of an institution, and teaching him cattle ranching, results in the forging of an awkward liaison between the two. Despite their attempts to stay away from each other, a romance blossoms between Roy and Jane.

Gemini Awards 1998: Best Costume Design.