Heart of the Storm (2004)

Director: Charles Wilkinson
Writers: Doug Draizin & V.R. McDade

Release Date: 22 November 2004 (USA)

Heart of the Storm is a 2004 television film starring Melissa Gilbert and Thomas Cavanagh. It is about a prison break during a hurricane. Three convicts named Tad, Juke, and the leader Simpson, seek refuge in a small family's house and hold them captive. Soon the family begins to get along with them until Tad and Simpson get into a fight where Simpson shoots Tad, incapacitating him. When the family father comes home he is also shot. When Juke tries to help the family escape Simpson's treachery, he too is wounded by gunshot. They manage to kill Simpson by igniting hairspray with fire, disfiguring Simpson's face, which makes him stagger backwards and flip over to his death on the stair balcony.





Credited Cast:

Thomas Cavanagh ... Simpson
Melissa Gilbert ... Cassie Broadbeck
Brian Wimmer ... Wayne Broadbeck
Ritchie Montgomery ... Tad
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Juke
Azure Parsons ... Hayley Broadbeck (as Azure Dawn)
CiCi Hedgpeth ... Nicole
Wallace Merck ... Larry
Veronica Russell ... Cmmdr. Donna Broadbeck
Spike Spencer ... Prison Guard #1
Ron Flagge ... Prison Guard #2