Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) will premiere their latest made-for-TV family movie, “Who is Simon Miller?,” a heart-pounding summer spy drama that tests the limits to which families will fight for each other and will keep the whole family riveted. The movie stars Robyn Lively, Loren Dean and Emmy-nominated, Christine Baranski and airs on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 8/7c on NBC.
With the end of summer quickly approaching, a family movie night at home with “Who is Simon Miller?” offers parents an affordable option that the whole family will enjoy. Today, it’s more costly than ever for families to enjoy a night out at the movies and after a summer full of fun activities, parents are looking for economical ways to spend quality time with their children. The average non-matinee ticket price is approximately $10 and after adding in concessions like popcorn, soda and candy, the cost rises to approximately $20, or $80 total for a family of four.1 Hosting a family movie night at home and tuning in to “Who is Simon Miller?” provides families with a great and economical way to get together for a summer family film.
Like many families, the Millers have their challenges. Simon’s (Loren Dean, “Bones” and “Apollo 13”) frequent business trips have created distance between him and the rest of the family, leaving his wife, Meredith (Robyn Lively, “Saving Grace”) stretched and struggling to keep things together.
Their daughter, Sarah (Skyler Day, “Gigantic”), has recently gotten herself into trouble at school while their son, Kevin (Drew Koles, “Easy A”), struggles to engage with anything outside of a video game. However, these issues all seem trivial when Simon goes missing.
Once the family realizes all is not as it should be, they frantically search Simon’s office for information. The discovery of a stash of passports, all with Simon’s picture but each with a different alias, reveals that their father has been keeping more than a few secrets. In a frantic phone call, Simon urges the family not to tell anyone of his disappearance, not even the authorities, right before the line goes dead. Who is Simon Miller? And what exactly has he gotten himself, and now his family, into? “Who is Simon Miller?” is an entertaining spy drama that will keep parents and kids on the edge of their seats. Despite the drama that ensues, the Millers stick together and show how important it is to trust and rely on family.
Whether a heart-pounding spy drama, heartwarming family struggle or science fiction adventure, the heart of Family Movie Night movies showcase how families come together when faced with challenges. Who is Simon Miller? is another example of a movie that the entire family can watch and enjoy together.
“Who is Simon Miller?” was such a fun project to work on and I think it’s one that families will really enjoy,” stated Robyn Lively. “As a mom, I know how hard it can be to keep kids entertained throughout the summer. Hosting at-home family movie nights are a great budget-friendly way to have fun with the entire family.”
Launched in April 2010, the P&G and Walmart Family Movie Night initiative aims to produce more quality entertainment options families can enjoy together. The made-for-TV movies have been welcomed into more than 20 million homes across America since “Secrets of the Mountain” first aired on April 16, 2010. Other movies in the franchise include “The Jensen Project,” “A Walk in My Shoes,” “Change of Plans,” “Truth Be Told,” and most recently, “Field of Vision.”
Family Movie Night films are available on DVD exclusively at Walmart, including the heartwarming family drama, “Truth Be Told,” which will be on sale August 2, 2011. “Field of Vision” and “Who is Simon Miller?” will also be available in the coming months.
Loren Dean, known for his recurring role on “Bones,” stars as Simon Miller, a government spy and often-absent father and husband. His wife, Meredith Miller, who is played by Robyn Lively from “Teen Witch,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” and “Twin Peaks” struggles to keep the family together and running harmoniously. The role of Sarah Miller is played by Skyler Day from “CSI: Miami,” “Law & Order: LA” and Disney Channel’s “Sonny with a Chance.” Her tech-savvy brother, Kevin Miller, is played by Drew Koles, from “Sitters Street” and “The Gift.” Christine Baranski, who recently earned an Emmy nomination for her role on “The Good Wife,” plays the character Amanda.
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