This summer is full of great adventure movies – Transformers 3, The Green Lantern, Captain America – with more on the way.
One of them won’t be in theaters – but it is a thriller you can enjoy with your whole family!
The next Family Movie Night feature, “Who is Simon Miller?” premiers at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central on August 6 on NBC. As you’ll see from the preview below, it’s an action-packed spy drama that also happens to be family friendly!
Here’s the plot summary I received in my inbox:
Like most families, the Millers have their challenges. Simon’s frequent business trips have created some distance between him and the rest of the family, leaving Meredith stretched and struggling to keep things together. Simon’s daughter, Sarah, an 18-year-old honor student, has recently gotten herself into trouble at school while son Kevin, 15, struggles to engage with anything outside of a video game. However, these issues all prove to be trivial when Simon goes missing.
Sensing something is not right, the family frantically searches Simon’s office for information. 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, just as the line goes dead. Who is Simon Miller? And what exactly has he gotten himself – and now his family – into?
Shocked, scared and unsure if they can even trust the dad they thought they knew, the three embark on their own international mission to get him back. With Meredith’s sharp instincts, Sarah’s foreign language skills and Kevin’s natural tech genius; they try to unravel the mystery behind his disappearance. It’s a heart-pounding family thriller that tests the limits to which families will fight for each other.
Wal-Mart and Proctor & Gamble launched the Family Movie Night initiative in April 2010. It aims to produce more quality entertainment options families can enjoy together. The made-for-TV movies have been welcomed into homes across America more than 18 million times 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.”
This is a worthy project and one that we should all support!