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James Poe (written by)
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Release Date:
4 December 1977 (USA) See more »
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Emmy Award Winner - Best Dramatic Special [Video Australia]
Plot:
Dying father (Ed Asner) pulls his torn family together for a last Christmas. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
Interview: Ed Asner Keeps Moving Forward in New Comedy ‘Let Go’
 (From HollywoodChicago.com. 2 September 2012, 8:13 AM, PDT)

Maureen Stapleton: 1925-2006
 (From IMDb News. 13 March 2006)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edward Asner ... Adam

Maureen Stapleton ... Kate
Rebecca Balding ... Julie
Sarah Cunningham ... Clara

Bruce Davison ... George

Veronica Hamel ... Helen

Gregory Harrison ... Bud Jr.

James Karen ... Bob Block

Lawrence Pressman ... Tom

John Randolph ... Dr. Hodges

Gail Strickland ... Peggy
Edward Winter ... Roger

Stephanie Zimbalist ... Toni
Maureen Readinger ... Tiffany
Ronald Readinger ... Joey
Mary Bradley Marable ... Mary
Cynthia Longstreth ... Joanna
Priscilla Graham ... Connie
John Hubbard ... Reverend Powell

Directed by
Randal Kleiser 
 
Writing credits
James Poe (written by)

Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer
Terry Morse Jr. .... associate producer
Harry R. Sherman .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Dennis Dalzell (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Allan Jacobs 
 
Casting by
David Graham 
Joel Thurm 
 
Production Design by
Jan Scott 
 
Set Decoration by
Anne D. McCulley 
 
Costume Design by
Joe I. Tompkins  (as Joe I. Thompkins)
 
Makeup Department
Lon Bentley .... makeup artist (as Edward L. Bentley)
Carolyn Elias .... hair stylist (as Carolyn L. Elias)
 
Production Management
Louis M. Heyward .... executive in charge of production
Terry Morse Jr. .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Morse Jr. .... first assistant director
Jerram A. Swartz .... second assistant director (as Jerram Swartz)
 
Art Department
Bill Hudson .... property master (as William L. Hudson)
 
Sound Department
Jack Kirschner .... sound effects editor
James Pilcher .... sound mixer
Richard Raderman .... sound effects editor
Hal Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lynne Albright .... costumer: women
Richard Egan .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Donald L. Slemp .... assistant editor (as Don Slemp)
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
 
Other crew
Lester Hoyle .... script supervisor
 
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94 min
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Trivia:
Although they were portraying father and son Ed Asner was only 10 years older than Lawrence Pressman.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Adam Thornton:God's teeth!
Dr. John Hodges:You never were much of a cusser.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 30th Annual Emmy Awards (1978) (TV)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
This is what Christmas is all about., 13 February 2002
Author: Jarner from Los Angeles, CA

I've always been a big fan of Christmas and Christmas movies, but this television offering has to be my all time favorite. I still try to watch it every year on either my (fading) VHS copy or, most recently, on the Hallmark channel. Ed Asner is absolutely perfect as the estranged husband and father hoping for a last minute Christmas reunion with his grown children before he succumbs to an un-named disease. Maureen Stapleton matches him scene for scene as his wife. The children are all excellent as well, particularly Lawrence Pressman as the stubborn eldest son and Gail Strickland (one of Hollywood's most underrated character actresses) as his eldest daughter. Bruce Davison is also very good as Asner's put-upon son-in-law. The sequel is inferior (with two unfortunate cast replacements for the children) and Asner's presence in the second film is sorely missed but worthy of a look if you are a fan of this one. Don't miss the Gathering. It'll make you long for an old-fashioned Christmas reunion--your own gathering, whether you're dying or not.

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