Yesterday's Children - 2000 - TVDirected by Marcus Cole
Airdate: October 15, 2000 - CBS
Emmy Award WIN:
Yesterday's Children • Song Title: "A Dream That Only I Can Know" • CBS • Cosgrove-Meurer Productions, Inc. • Patrick Williams, Composer/Lyricist • Performer, Jen Mahoney
Based on: "Jenny Cockell: Across Time and Death: a mother's search for her past life children" (published in 1994), available at amazon.com
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|Jane Seymour||....||Jenny Cole/Mary|
|Clancy Brown||....||Doug Cole|
|Claire Bloom||....||Margaret (Jenny's Mom)|
|Gillian Caffrey||....||young Sunny|
|Kyle Howard||....||Kevin Cole|
(Seymour), a happily married American architect, suddenly begins to experience
recurring dreams about a woman named Mary living in a small Irish town
with her four children and abusive husband. Soon after the dreams begin,
Jenny discovers that she is pregnant. As her pregnancy progresses, Jenny's
dreams turn into what seem to be personal recollections of the past. The
visions intensify so much that they enable her to draw a detailed map
of Mary's hometown.
Convinced that she is recalling her past life as Mary, Jenny tries to persuade her husband, Doug (Brown), and her son that her dreams are actually real memories. As her visions continue and become more detailed, Jenny realizes that Mary lived in 1930 and that her children could still be alive. Desperately needing answers about what she believes to be her life as Mary, Jenny begins a zealous quest to find the children. Her phone calls and letters are futile so, with the encouragement of her mother, Margaret (Bloom), Jenny travels to Ireland to search for the children.
Memories easily guide Jenny to Mary's hometown and the pieces start to fall into place. Jenny's detailed recollections lead her to Sonny (Cronyn), Mary's eldest child, whose unique relationship with his mother has haunted him as well.
While everyone struggles to accept what Jenny proves to be true, she must learn how to make peace with the past and live in the present.