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Cast overview:
Katherine Johnson
Lynn Carlin ...
Jennifer Sparrow
Richard Eastham ...
Paul Johnson
Jerry Johnson
Dr. Hyatt
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Mac the cab driver
Walter Boughton ...
Walter, the desk clerk
Amzie Strickland ...
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Young Ginny (as Marjorie Anne Short)
Young John (as Jeffrey Bridges)


Over the Christmas holidays in a small New England college town, a man and a woman share a brief interlude. He is there to visit his wife, who is a mental patient at the university, and she is there visiting her son, who is a student, after discovering her husband's infidelity. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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16 December 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Noite de Natal  »

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Many buildings on and near the Amherst College campus were used in the filming of this movie. See more »

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The opening titles include: "Appreciation is expressed for the cooperation and kindness received in the making of this film at Amherst, Massachusetts." See more »


Let It Be Me
Heard as an instrumental on the jukebox at the bus stop in the opening scenes
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A guilty pleasure
9 September 2001 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I've loved this TV movie from the first time I saw it. The reason I now think of it as a "guilty pleasure" is that, since it was made in 1969, it's now quite dated and I think I'd be embarrassed now if I were caught watching the characters in their dated clothes, language, etc. But underneath the surface, it is a very mature, compassionate and moving story. Very touching. The sex scenes are almost hard to watch, they're so intimate and real. I think it's a timeless story. Lloyd Bridges was a hunk!!

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