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Narrow Escape
(1997)
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Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:
David Michael Frank

Performed by:
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Co-Produced by:
Ford A. Thaxton
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Prometheus Records
(December 26th, 1997)
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Regular international release to soundtrack specialty outlets. Still available as of 2005.
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Buy it... if you're a sucker for hopelessly optimistic and lovable small-scale orchestral scores for feel-good television films.

Avoid it... if you've heard some of David Michael Frank's more diverse music for films and television and are searching for more of that robust sound.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,361
WRITTEN 12/26/97, REVISED 6/24/06
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A Thousand Men and a Baby (Narrow Escape): (David Michael Frank) This original CBS movie was titled A Thousand Men and a Baby at the time of its debut on a Sunday night in December, 1997. It caused a moderate stir in the television world by beating X-Files and a showing of Terminal Velocity in Nielsen ratings on competing networks the same night. The title of the movie was changed to Narrow Escape when it made the journey to European television the following year. It is a typical feel-good Sunday night network affair, telling the true story of an event that occurred somewhat often in wartime for American forces. At the end of the Korean War, a half-American, half-Korean baby is found left for dead in the garbage of an Army Depot near Inchon, and soldiers take it to an orphanage. Unable to meet the medical needs of the infant, an unlikely transfer is approved to allow a Navy aircraft carrier to take on the child in its sick bay. As it recovers, and the carrier is reassigned to other duties after the war despite the end of hostilities, the crew collectively adopts the child. In order to legally adopt the child, the doctor on the ship resigns his commission and brings the child home to his wife in Seattle (where the couple had been unable to have children themselves). The film is a Hallmark-style fluff story, taking inspiration from any number of similar true stories that occurred in the Korean War and others. A Thousand Men and a Baby was a usual project for American composer David Michael Frank, whose career in television scoring has been lengthy. Beginning with episodes of "Laverne & Shirley" in the 1970's to "Columbo," "Different Strokes," and "Fortune Hunter," Frank's only significant ventures into feature films involved his collaboration with Steven Seagal projects of the early 1990's. His most famous score was for the Oscar-nominated IMAX film Cosmic Voyage in 1996.



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Average: 2.95 Stars
***** 11 5 Stars
**** 14 4 Stars
*** 16 3 Stars
** 15 2 Stars
* 12 1 Stars
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Total Time: 30:42
• 1. A Christmas Story (2:10)
• 2. Discovery (1:55)
• 3. The War is Over (1:02)
• 4. Haunted by the Past (1:29)
• 5. Gates of Freedom (2:34)
• 6. Danny's New Home (1:28)
• 7. High Stakes Poker (1:20)
• 8. A Sikh Funeral (1:27)
• 9. Caring for Danny (1:05)
• 10. Waiting and Jubilation (2:42)
• 11. Mother and Child (2:29)
• 12. A Tearful Farewell (3:54)
• 13. Looking for Answers (2:11)
• 14. The Sendoff (1:46)
• 15. Home for Christmas (2:39)

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