Inspired by compelling true story, ‘The Way Home’ arrives on DVD on Oct. 26 

Uplifting family film stars Dean Cain and Lori Beth Edgeman

by Christine Schicker Friday, October 22, 2010
Christine Schicker, 404-610-8871 or

Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 22 – Based on a true story, “The Way Home” follows the frantic search by an entire community when a 2-year-old boy suddenly goes missing. On Oct. 26, Lionsgate will release the inspiring and uplifting family film to DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand for the first time ever.

“The Way Home” stars Dean Cain (TV’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”) and Lori Beth Edgeman (TV’s “Army Wives”). The touching family drama has earned the Dove “Family Approved” Seal, and garnered the Pearl Award at the 2010 International Family Film Festival.

Cain stars as Randy Simpkins, a husband and father torn between the demands of his job and commitment to his family. Asked by his wife Christal to watch their 2-year-old son Joe for a few minutes, Randy is distracted by work and the unthinkable happens…Joe disappears. Racked by guilt, Randy joins Christal in a desperate search for their missing son alongside hundreds of others from their church and community.

Randy and Christal’s strained marriage must now weather the ultimate test – the potential loss of a child. Written and directed by Lance Dreesen, “The Way Home” is the story of Randy's powerful spiritual journey back to love, faith and a Godly understanding of what must always take first priority in a man's life – his family.

Dreesen, a convert to Catholicism and a father of two, thinks “The Way Home” speaks to what many go through. “I have struggled with finding the right balance of career vs. faith, family and giving back to the community. In the end the most important things in life are faith, family and community.”

“The Way Home” DVD includes two featurettes – including one with Randy and Christal Simpkins telling the story of Joe’s disappearance in their own words, and how it changed their lives. The DVD also includes an audio commentary with writer/director Lance Dreesen and Randy Simpkins.

For more information about “The Way Home” and to view the official movie trailer, please visit

About Lionsgate
Lionsgate is the leading next-generation studio with a strong and diversified presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. The company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 15 shows on more than 10 networks spanning its prime time production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the Emmy Award-winning “Mad Men;” “Weeds;” “Nurse Jackie;” new series such as “Blue Mountain State;” and “Running Wilde;” and the syndication successes “Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne;” its spinoff “Meet The Browns;” “The Wendy Williams Show;” and the recently announced “Are We There Yet?”

The Company’s home-entertainment business has grown to more than 7% market share and is an industry leader in box-office-to-DVD revenue-conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 12,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate brand remains synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

For more information, to request a screening copy of “The Way Home” or to schedule an interview with Dean Cain, Lance Dreesen or Randy Simpkins, please contact Christine Schicker with The Maximus Group at 404-610-8871.


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