Maureen O'Hara - Jason Beghe - Catherine
& Haley Joel Osment
A TELEVISION MOVIE STARRING MAUREEN O'HARA
AND JASON BEGHE, AIRED NOV. 29 - 9:00 EST
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
(CBS Press Release)
CAB TO CANADA, a whimsical new holiday drama starring legendary motion picture actress Maureen O'Hara, whose recent credits include the CBS film "The Christmas Box," Jason Beghe ("To Have and To Hold") and Catherine Bell ("JAG") about an unlikely pair on an even more unlikely journey, will be broadcast as the "CBS Sunday Movie," (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
In the new television movie, which was suggested by a true incident, septuagenarian Katherine Eure (O'Hara) begins the adventure of a lifetime when she takes a cab to a dear friend's funeral. The, feeling the need to make every remaining moment count, she instructs thirty-something cab driver Mike Donahue (Beghe) to take her to a nearby beach for an afternoon in the sun. Mike gets more than he'd bargained for when the jaunt to the shore stretches into a 3,100 miles road trip from Southern California to San Francisco to Seattle and finally to Vancouver.
Initially, Mike proves to be a less than enthusiastic chauffeur. To an average "Joe," who'd prefer a Twinkie over a petit four any day, Katherine's refined ways and ostensible hauteur are anything but endearing. What's more, he finds himself, much to his own surprise, secretly missing his long-suffering, under-appreciated girlfriend, Sandy (Bell).
But as the journey evolves, this seemingly dysfunctional duo encounters a series of adventures that reveals that the two have more in common than they had ever imagined. By trip's end, not only has their cab ride brought them international celebrity, but has made them fast friends. More importantly, they've learned from each other some valuable lessons about the true meaning of family.
Maureen O'Hara's motion picture career spans nearly 50 years and more than 50 feature films. She is best known as the fiery-haired heroine of John Ford classics "How Green Was My Valley," "The Quiet Man" and "Rio Grande." She also starred in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and the original versions of "Miracle on 34th Street" and "The Parent Trap."O'Hara currently spends her time between the U.S. and her native Ireland. With CAB TO CANADA, she returns to CBS for a rare television appearance.
Jason Beghe stars in the Network's new romantic comedy series "To Have and To Hold," which premiers Sept. 30. His first role was a three-year stint on "First and Ten." His additional television credits include a regular role in the series "On the Line," as well as recurring role in CBS's ""Picket Fences." Among the many series in which he has guest starred are "Melrose Place," "N.Y.P.D.," "The X-Files" and "L.A. Law."
London-born Catherine Bell is best known for her role as Major Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie on the hit CBS drama series "JAG." Her additional television credits include appearances in the series "Friends," "Dream On" and the syndicated "Hercules." She also appeared in the feature film "
Death Becomes Her" and starred opposite Dolph Lundgren in "Men at War."
Beth Polson ("The Christmas Box") is the executive producer of CAB TO CANADA, for the Polson Company. Chris Leitch directed the film from a script by Darlene Young.
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