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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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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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great movie for the holiday genre
18 December 2001 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

It's unfortunate that this movie is no longer played on TV or available for retail purchase. It can however be purchased (for a substantial wad of cash) from eBay or Half.com. I give it nine stars for being one of the best of its genre (Family Holiday Movie). It's wholesome without being too cloying. There are a few scenes of heaven and angels but it isn't dreadfully religious. The young child star in this movie, Scott Grimes, is a great actor. He is a nice, kind but not disgustingly cutesy kid (how I miss this sort of low-key child acting in movies today). Mickey Rooney and Scott Grimes have a believeable synergy in this movie. I really miss watching this movie on TV. I watched it repeatedly during the couple of years it was playing, which is something I don't usually do. It's as good as Miracle on 34th Street, so why did it disappear from our radar?


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