Based on Lanford Wilson's play of the same name, REDWOOD CURTAIN is the tepid made-for-TV story of a young Amer-Asian woman's search for her identity.
Geri Riordan (Lea Salonga), is an 18-year-old musical prodigy. Born to an American father and a Vietnamese mother during the Vietnam war, Geri was adopted by Laird Riordan (John Lithgow), a Vietnam veteran and his wife Julia (Catherine Hicks), a distant workaholic. The film opens with Geri
performing a piano concert, watched by her Dad. Afterwards, he praises her technique but tells her she must "risk everything" to achieve magnificence. After Laird dies from alcoholism, Geri, left alone with her cold foster mothe...