|Directed by||David S. Cass Sr.|
|Produced by||Robert Halmi, Jr.
Albert T. Dickerson III
|Written by||Richard Gitelson|
|Music by||David Kitay|
|Editing by||Jennifer Jean Cacavas|
|Production company||Mat IV Productions|
|Original channel||Hallmark Channel|
|Release date||February 12, 2005|
|Running time||120 minutes|
Family Plan is a made for television movie filmed in Los Angeles by Mat IV Productions in association with Alpine Media and Larry Levinson Productions and presented by Hallmark Entertainment. It premiered on February 12, 2005 on Hallmark Channel, as part of their Valentine's Day celebration.
Charlie (Tori Spelling) works for a company that is taken over by Walcott (played by Greg Germann) who believes family values are a priority. Career-driven Charlie does a little fibbing when under the pressure of Walcott's standards, and believes she's in the clear. But when Walcott invites himself over for dinner, she borrows her friend's house and daughter (Abigail Breslin) and hires actor Buck (Jordan Bridges) to play her husband for the evening. The one-night "act" turns into a full-time gig when her boss decides to rent the house next door for the summer, forcing Charlie and Buck to stay together in the fake lifestyle she created.
- Charlie - Tori Spelling
- Walcott - Greg Germann
- Buck - Jordan Bridges
- Stacy - Kali Rocha (VF.Véronique Alycia)
- Victoria - Kate Vernon
- Gold -Jon Polito
- Troy - Christopher Cass
- Nicole - Abigail Breslin
The movie did fairly well for Hallmark Channel, although reviews were not too favorable. Hal Erickson from All Movie Guide wrote: "Family Plan will probably seem a breath of fresh air to anyone who hasn't seen such movies as Picture Perfect and Good Neighbor Sam, or who can't remember the mid-1960s TV sitcom Occasional Wife." The movie premiered with a 1.4 household rating and was viewed by more than 1.9 million unduplicated viewers. It was also part of Hallmark Channel's third-highest day to date, and was ranked among the top 10 in the time period for household rating (#10).
- Family Plan at the Internet Movie Database
- Family Plan at allmovie
- Family Plan on HallmarkChannel.tv
- Erickson, Hal. "Family Plan Plot Synopsis". Allmovie. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
- Futon Critic: Hallmark Channel Press Release 3/30/2005