While I Was Gone 19 years old

While I Was Gone

Jo Beckett leads a comfortable life with a successful veterinary practice, a devoted husband, and a beautiful home in a lovely small town outside of Boston. Still, she is strangely dissatisfied with her life. One afternoon, a man brings his dog into her veterinary practice to be treated, and Jo recognizes him as Eli, a former housemate from her bohemian days more than 20 years ago. When he invites her to lunch at a fancy hotel in Boston, she goes with the intention of sleeping with him. Instead, Eli reveals a secret to Jo that returns her to the darkest moments of her past and threatens to destroy life as she knows it.


While I Was Gone Cast

Name Character
Peter Horton He was 51, now 70 years old as Eli Mayhew
Bill Smitrovich He was 57, now 76 years old as Reverend Daniel Beckett
Kirstie Alley She was 53, now 73 years old as Jo Beckett
Janaya Stephens She was 30, now 49 years old as Cass Beckett
Deborah Odell She was 31, now 50 years old as Sylvia Mayhew
Brooke Palsson She was 11, now 30 years old as Jo Beckett's Daughter

While I Was Gone Crew

Name Department
Derick V. Underschultz as Director of Photography. Camera
Mike Robe as Director. Directing
Alan Sharp as Teleplay. He was 70 (79) years old when He died Writing
Neil Mandelberg as Editor. Editing
Sue Miller as Novel. She was 60 (now 80) years old Writing
While I Was Gone poster
While I Was Gone (19 years)

  • Release day: Sunday, October 10, 2004
  • Runtime: 120 minutes