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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  15 December 1984 (USA)
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Mickey Rooney plays Mike Halligan, a retired cop from Manhattan living in California with his family who decides to show his grandson, who has never seen snow before, what a real white ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mike Halligan
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Robbie Westin
Barrie Youngfellow ...
Kate Westin
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Arch Angel
Gary Bayer ...
Rick Westin
William Griffis ...
Wiley Boggs
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Chris
Hamilton Camp ...
Meek Angel
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Mr. Bibbs (as Elisha Cook)
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Mr. Jones
Wynn Irwin ...
Santini
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Ramos
Barbette Tweed ...
Joanie
Lew Horn ...
Johnson
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Cindy Mills
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Mickey Rooney plays Mike Halligan, a retired cop from Manhattan living in California with his family who decides to show his grandson, who has never seen snow before, what a real white Christmas in New York is like. But he dies from a sudden heart attack in which Halligan makes a deal with the Archangel of Heaven to return to Earth for a week until Christmas and show his grandson the seasonal glories of New York City. Written by Anonymous

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new york | christmas | angel

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Referenced in Family Matters: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (1996) See more »

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Why isn't this on DVD?
10 December 2005 | by (East Texas) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie on TV when it first aired and a couple of times after that. It hasn't been aired in *ages*, and I have to wonder why it's not aired during the Christmas season, and why it hasn't been released on DVD and/or VHS. I'd prefer DVD, though. Mickey Rooney was wonderful in this movie, as was a young Scott Grimes (now on ER)

Annie Potts played a TV reporter looking for the spirit of Christmas in New York City, but can't seem to do so. Every lead only draws her to the conclusion that the Christmas spirit is gone, and depresses her. But the ending with the grandfather and grandson and their family restores not only her faith, but the faith of an entire city.


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