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The Pioneer Doctor (2009)

PG
Short | 25 min | Short, Drama

In Southern Appalachia, 1849, we find the Gist family trying to come to terms with the loss of their son, Isaac. Compounding the already hard times of mountain life, the remaining members of the family have been affected differently by the...See moreIn Southern Appalachia, 1849, we find the Gist family trying to come to terms with the loss of their son, Isaac. Compounding the already hard times of mountain life, the remaining members of the family have been affected differently by the events of the previous year. Issac's sister, Abby, has adopted the persona of a tomboy in an effort to fill the void left by her brother's death. The mother, Nancy, has fallen into a deep depression, having lost her faith; she is unable to function at her previous level, remaining cold and withdrawn. Due to the father's inability to save his son, Patrick, being a farmer by trade, becomes driven to learn frontier medicine to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. Through these increasingly complex issues, the Gist family attempt to continue on with their lives the best they can despite the continual interference from thieving gravediggers, quirky neighbors, genocidal soldiers and a strange traveler with an even stranger name. Ultimately, Patrick realizes he must reach beyond physical medicine to keep the family intact, only, then to be presented with a set of choices that no family should have to face. Written by William Isom II See less
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Jan 4, 2009 (United States)

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21 cast members
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Joe Sharp
Patrick Gist Patrick Gist   See fewer
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Lydia Taylor
Abby Gist Abby Gist   See fewer
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Luke Taylor
Issac Gist Issac Gist   See fewer
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Myranda Byler
Nancy Gist Nancy Gist   See fewer
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David Lee
David Lee David Lee   See fewer
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Terry Blanton
Terry Blanton Terry Blanton   See fewer
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Roger White
Roger White Roger White   See fewer
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Wynn Thompson
Postal Clerk Postal Clerk   See fewer
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Jeff Scheafnocker
Jeff - Grave Robber Jeff - Grave Robber   See fewer
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Jason Bales
Jason - Grave Robber Jason - Grave Robber   See fewer
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Paige Thomason
Boxcar Tammy Boxcar Tammy   See fewer
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Travis Brown
Rusty Cutler Rusty Cutler   See fewer
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Scott Breslin
Early Cutler Early Cutler   See fewer
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Dennis Hill
M.G / Hill M.G / Hill   See fewer
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Zack Knudsen
John Ambrose John Ambrose   See fewer
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Mark Sharp
Uncle Henry Gist Uncle Henry Gist   See fewer
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Michele Egerton
Mistress Michele Mistress Michele   See fewer
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Drew Slice
Quarantine Guard Quarantine Guard   See fewer
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William Isom II
Painter Painter   See fewer
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Scott Self
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