Northern Exposure: Soapy Sanderson (1990)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Cicely's resident hermit, Soapy Sanderson (John McLiam), whose scruffy appearance and austere lifestyle belies his expensive education and fabulous wealth, passes on, but not before asking Joel (Rob Morrow) and Maggie (Janine Turner) to oversee the administration of his estate. Among Soapy's holdings are a pair of prized huskies, a bottle of Lafite Rothchild (1975), and acres and acres of land, which the old man wanted to donate free of charge to the local Native Americans. Ultimately, Joel gets on the wrong side of Maggie (again!) by arranging to sell the land for 50,000 dollars to a business-minded Indian chief who needs a tax write-off this year. Meanwhile, a pair of film students want to make a documentary about Soapy, a project that piques the interest of would-be movie "auteur" Ed (Darren E. Burrows).




Alaska, hermit, land, property, will [document]