Heart of the Country

Synopsis: With her husband jailed for Wall Street fraud, Faith leaves her life of luxury behind to return to rural North Carolina and the father and sister she'd left behind. A love between a father and his daughter, it parallels the famous parable, "The Prodigal Son".
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Director(s): John Ward
Production: Bay Ridge Films
87 min

Hey, Mama.

# He said,

"I know I'm not the man

# That he imagined for his daughter

# I'm not what he had in mind"

# He said

"Her daddy probably dreamed

# About some lawyer or a doctor

# But I never was that kind

# We were in love

and that's all that mattered

# You know her heart was all

that I was after"

# He said, "I'm a dandelion

# She was my buttercup

# I'm the clover

# She will always be my luck

# Now I'm going crazy

# As she was my everything

# She had faith

Now I'm without her

# Oh, our love goes on forever

# How I long to be beside her"

Hey, sugar.

# "Just like weeds and wildflowers" #

Hey, Dad.

Come here.

I know.

Well, come on inside.

It's cold out here.

I was out in the barn

when you called,

otherwise I'd have

cleaned this place up a little bit.

No, it's, uh...

It's perfect.

No, it's not.

But it's home.

I did get a big screen TV.

Fella down there tried to sell me

one of those 3D ones,

but then he told me about

those glasses you gotta wear,

and I said to hell with that.

But everything's pretty much

the way you left it.

Of course, here's your mama.


Let's go see your room.

Here we are.

I didn't know how you'd feel

about me coming here.

You're my baby girl.

This will always be home.

You hungry?

Just as well.

I didn't have much anyhow.

I'll let you get settled in.

Holler at me if you need anything.

I came to New York

to be a singer...

...but I ended up falling in love.

His name is Luke...

...and he's my husband.

Is everything OK?

- Yeah, it's just Jake being Jake.

- Hmm.

It's all good.

The Securities and

Exchange Commission announced

a flurry of arrests stemming from

a series of alleged frauds

involving the Michov brothers'

investment firm.

How did this happen?

Listen, I didn't do

what they're accusing me of.

But I did know what was going on.

The charges

shook Wall Street to the core

as nearly 14 billion dollars invested

with Michov are unaccounted for.

Among the arrests

is Luke Carraday,

the youngest son of Manhattan

real estate mogul Austin Carraday.

Dad just called.

Warrants have been issued.

They're coming.


What am I gonna tell Faith?

It's too late now.

Mr. Carraday was charged with

seven counts of securities fraud

and conspiracy to defraud,

and is currently in federal custody.

A federal judge

today upheld the freezing

of all of Luke Carraday's assets.

Carraday and his wife, Faith,

have held a high profile in Manhattan's

elite circles in recent years.

And why didn't you tell me?

Because you would be in here too.

The accounts are frozen, Luke.

Um... I don't have any money.

I don't know where to go.

Go home.



I want you to go.

You can't be running around the streets.

There's nothing else for you to do.

Go home.

If you're not gonna go for you,

please, just...

...go for me.

I love you.

I know.

Where's Lady?

Lady died.

Couple winters ago.

Old Silver out there's

been hanging tough, though.

Olivia and I always said

he was the son you never had.

That apple sure didn't fall

far from the tree.

You're not gonna ask me

why I'm back?

We don't have to talk

about anything, ever,

if you don't want to.

You know, I don't...

I don't know who I feel more sorry for,

Silver without Lady

or you without Mama.

You say hi to her yet?

- I stopped.

- Good.

That's good.

I think you spent half your high school

years brushing that horse.

Someone had to know

all my secrets.

How long has it been?

I know it was Christmas,

but I can't remember...

- Four.

- Four.

Well, then... four years.

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