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Safe Harbor Movie on Hallmark Channel

4:16 PM, Jan 22, 2009   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Safe Harbor Boys Home in Jacksonville will soon be the subject of a new movie set to air on the Hallmark Channel in May.  The home for troubled youth that uses the waterfront as a residential and educational facility for teenage boys has been helping kids for 25 years.

The movie, "Safe Harbor", is a contemporary drama, based on the true story of Robbie and Doug Smith, the married couple from Jacksonville whol founded the facility.  

Hallmark says screenwriter Josef Anderson and Executive Producer Norton Wright spent many hours interviewing the Smiths' and the result is a story that shows how the couple tamed and nurtured the program's first group of rowdy boys and fought to establish the program as a privately run home for the boys.

"Safe Harbor" stars Treat Williams as "Doug Smith", Nancy Travis as his wife: "Robbie" and Orson Bean as the courtroom judge who helps them handle their boys with tough love.  The "Safe Harbor" movie is scheduled to be brodcast on the Hallmark Channel starting Memorial Day weekend.  The premier performance will help kick off the celebration of Safe Harbor Boys Home 25th anniversary in June 2009.  Robbie and Doug Smith of Jacksonville, say they hope the movie will give the facility national recognition.     

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