Hallmark Hall Of Fame

Season 56 Episode 3

Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 22, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness
When the beloved wife and daughter of Bruce Murakami are killed in a November 1998 car crash, he begins a desperate search – with help from lawyer Erin Teller to find out exactly what happened.

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  • The story taught me that you can forgive someone and still not be happy with what that person did. Also, the story taught me what reckless driving can do to people.moreless

    Dear Hallmark, I think 'Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness' was a very interesting story. I actually felt what Bruce Murikami felt through out the story. I thought at first Justin should have been sent to jail for at least 25-30 years. As the story went on and I learned more about Justin and his personality, I sort of felt bad for him and I thought his sentencing should be light. Maybe a few years of prison. But when I saw the judge's ruling, it was lighter in some ways and harsher in others. It seemed fair to me. The story taught me that you can forgive someone and still not be happy with what that person did. Also, the story taught me what reckless driving can do to people. I give "Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness" a 9.5 out of 10. From, Matthew McMillan An Inspired Kidmoreless
  • I feel this movie was amazing and moving.

    This film starring Dean Cain and Peri Gilpin was just amazing and moving. I was hooked on watching every moment. The way he took the tragedy and turned it into something wonderful for others to learn from. I applaud his ability to forgive like that. Other people would have just wanted to see justice brought about a different way by arresting, and putting in jail. I thought the idea of having Justin go around and tell his story to other teens at schools around the country was an excellent way to get the message across in a more realistic way that Street Racing can be very dangerous. I cried during parts and just was awed by the end when the two sons finally were in agreement with their father that this was the best way for Justin to serve his time and learn and help others in the process to prevent one accident that was tragic. I will definitely watch again if given the opportunity....moreless
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame just keeps putting out top notch programming. A wonderful inspirational special that brings to light both sides of the stories of the victim's family and the accuser's family.moreless

    A sign of hope in forgiveness and a way to move on from the pain of loss is dealt with in this true story with inspiration and faith. Dean Cain and Peri Gilpin bring these amazing characters to the screen and hold you to the story of a family torn apart. Wonderful and relevant in today's current issues.
Dean Cain

Dean Cain

Bruce Murakami

Guest Star

Peri Gilpin

Peri Gilpin

Erin Teller

Guest Star

Shiloh Fernandez

Shiloh Fernandez

Justin Gutierrez

Guest Star

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    • Bruce Murakami was
      interviewed at Hallmark
      in Kansas City, Mo.,
      on Feb. 12, 2007:

      "I remember Nov. 16, 1998 like it was yesterday. It was a beautiful Florida day. I'd come home for lunch with my wife, Cindy, and my daughter, Chelsea. Before I headed back to a job site [Murakami was a contractor], I kissed them goodbye. That's something we always did, even if we were going to be apart for just for a few hours.

      A little while later as I was running back to the house for something, I saw black smoke on the horizon. At first I thought it was a house fire, but it turned out to be a bad car crash that turned into a fire.

      I looked up the road and had an eerie feeling that I needed to get closer to see what had happened. I remember stopping my truck, getting out, and walking quickly toward the fire.

      This feeling just came over me. I really can't describe it. Sure enough, one of the vehicles was our family van. My first thought was to look for Cindy and Chelsea to see if they'd escaped. But then I realized there's no way they could have survived the crash and fire."