Pray for Rain

Synopsis: When Emma Gardner, a whip smart NYC reporter learns of her father's untimely death, she returns to her home town to find that the idyllic farming community of her childhood has been ravaged by drought and has become a place tormented by gangs and the ill effects of extreme poverty. She quickly figures out that her dad's accidental death was not accidental at all. The lists of possible suspects include overly zealous environmentalists, a local war lord and other farmers jealous of her father's outstanding reputation.
 
IMDB:
5.0
PG-13
Year:
2017
92 min
10 Views

On behalf of the

people of the great state...

Of California... the president

of the United States.

This valley and others like it

across the country...

Where we can see the greenest

and most richest earth...

Producing the greatest and

richest crops in the country.

And then a mile away,

see the same earth...

And see it brown and dusty

and useless...

And all because there's water

in one place...

And there isn't in another.

What is it?

Somebody say something!

Allison, over here!

Over the shoulder!

Jason! Over here!

Stewart, Stewart, right here!

- Katie!

- Katie!

Marry me!

Thank you, darlin'...

I'm with somebody.

Yeah, I'm super excited

to see this movie.

It's an honor to be here.

I fully support this film.

Me and Katie?

I wish, we're just friends.

Sure, I play the villain,

but I'm not one in real life...

Or am I?

Sarah, Emma Gardner, New York

weekly magazine fashion column.

You look gorgeous.

Thank you.

So who are you wearing?

The amazing Karl Farrenbech.

Pretty much the only designer

I ever wear.

And your jewelry?

These are Harry Stenton.

They are gorgeous.

I, uh... sorry.

Um... and, uh...

What fashion trends are you

most excited about for spring?

There is only one correct

answer...

And that is everything that Karl

Farrenbech is doing.

Congratulations.

Thank you, thanks so much.

What?

What?

Steph this is upsetting.

How long are you gonna be gone?

I'll be back by the end

of the week.

Well, what about last night's

premiere piece?

I have everything I need.

I will work on it on the plane.

I will have it to you by

tomorrow night, okay?

We go to print Friday.

Have I ever missed a deadline?

No. Where is this you're going

again?

It's this town in California.

Bella Canejo...

It's near Merced.

Where's that?

It's in between San Francisco

and Los Angeles.

Steph why on earth

would you go there?

You know what, Steph, it's

personal. I'd rather not.

Okay.

Okay, thanks, Steph.

Radio host

as the water price continues...

To increase, water theft has

tripled in the county.

A Porterville man was arrested

Wednesday...

For stealing water from the

city reservoir.

John Blackwell, 49, was charged

with grand theft...

Of over 90,000 gallons of water

over a six-month period.

If convicted, he faces

up to five years in prison.

In related news, the drought

is getting so bad...

That officials are considering

adding a fifth level...

To the traditional

four-tiered syst...

Hey, mom.

Flight delayed?

Delayed? No, I got the first

flight I could get.

Well, as long as you got here

safely, that's all that matters.

Mom, I got here as soon

as I could.

Are you really gonna

start this... now?

No.

Good to see you, em.

A beloved husband and father...

He gave himself to this whole

community.

When Markus Gardner came back

from the war...

He had more right to hate

Vietnamese than anyone.

Instead, he help.

We came on boat with nothing.

His family gave us job.

Markus lend me money to buy land

when the bank wouldn't.

When I have no family,

Markus Gardner was my brother.

Men go first... then me

and then you.

Wasn't the tractor that killed

him... was that damn fish.

Hold it...

I know how to hold a goddamn

shovel, mom.

You are making a scene.

So what?

How long can I expect

you to stay?

Don't worry, I'll be gone

in the morning.

No surprise there.

He was a good man

and one heck of a father.

Yes, he was.

Markus could read a plant better

than anyone I've ever known.

Yeah, he could.

Pop, you remember how he'd stand

when he'd read it?

I do. He'd come up to me

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Christina Moore

Christina Moore (born April 12, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, fashion designer, model and screenwriter. She is most notable for her membership in the main cast of comedians on sketch comedy series MADtv, for replacing Lisa Robin Kelly as Laurie Forman on That '70s Show during the sixth season and for portraying Candy Sullivan in the TNT show Hawthorne. She had a recurring role in 90210. more…

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