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Christmas Eve (1986)

Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three ... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Cooper

Writers:

Blanche Hanalis (teleplay), Laurence Stallings (story) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loretta Young ... Amanda Kingsley
Arthur Hill ... Andrew Kingsley
Ron Leibman ... Morris Huffner
Trevor Howard ... Maitland
Patrick Cassidy ... Josh Kingsley
Charles Frank ... Jamison
Season Hubley ... Melissa
Kate Reid ... Molly Gottchalk
Deborah Richter ... Patti (as Debi Richter)
Allan Royal ... Grodin
Lisa Vidal ... Maria
Wayne Best ... Harley
Bernard Behrens ... Dean
Antony Parr Antony Parr ... Professor
Amanda Hancox Amanda Hancox ... Nora
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Storyline

Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three grown grand children (who are scattered across the U.S. living their own lives), with their estranged father, her son. She hires a private detective to search for them so as to try to get everyone together on Christmas Eve. Written by <Beanie7739@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Eve See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Arthur Hill (Andrew Kingsley) and Kate Reid (Molly Gottchalk) were in the movie The Andromeda Strain together. See more »

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Sweet film with good acting
21 December 2004 | by posaunistSee all my reviews

I just saw that movie and recorded it on DVD. It is sweet and has a wonderful music by johnny mandel. I personally enjoyed Ron Leibmans appearance, since this one is close to the kaz and co serials, he did in the 70s, which are just nowhere to find. The trombone player in the soundtrack seems to be Dick Nash. He is a master of the so called "sweet style" trombone. His solos fit in here very well. It is a little far fetched, that the detective could really find the grandchildren in different countries, and it's not really well explained, how he did that.But anyway the movie is nice and it is worth seeing it.


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