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The Gathering (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  4 December 1977 (USA)
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Dying father (Ed Asner) pulls his torn family together for a last Christmas.

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George
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Bud Jr.
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When Adam Thornton learns that he only has a little time left, he decides that he wants to make peace with his family. Only problem is that most of his family are not exactly fond of him because he walked out on his wife and of his stubborn nature and he hasn't spoken to his youngest son after having an argument with him which he was in the wrong but only realize after his son left and has not been heard from since. But he goes to her to help him find him. But when his doctor says that it won't be good for him to travel, she suggests that they invite them all for Christmas. While most of them come, Adam's attempt at reconciliation won't be easy. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Emmy Award Winner - Best Dramatic Special [Video Australia]

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4 December 1977 (USA)  »

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Letzte Weihnacht  »

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One of a few live-action projects produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. See more »

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[first lines]
Adam Thornton: God's teeth!
Dr. John Hodges: You never were much of a cusser.
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Followed by The Gathering, Part II (1979) See more »

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Touching yet inspirational
28 August 2000 | by (Surrey, England) – See all my reviews

It must have been around 1982 when I saw this film on British TV. My recollections are therefore dim of the detail but it moved me very much. A Christmas setting with sad but also happy moments, it shapes a family's trials at a time of year that is sadly not always the happiest for many people.

But do not be put off watching; this is a very good film and makes you think about what happens in families, and what can be made to happen.

Every year I look through the TV listings hoping it will be re-shown. For two years I have been e-mailing the BBC begging them to screen it again. Every month I check the video listings to see if I can buy it. I hope it will come round again.


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