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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (1984)

Unrated | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 15 December 1984
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
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Kate Westin
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Arch Angel
Gary Bayer ...
Rick Westin
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Wiley Boggs
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Chris
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Meek Angel
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Mr. Bibbs (as Elisha Cook)
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Mr. Jones
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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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15 December 1984 (USA)  »

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Engel auf Abwegen  »

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Jerry Maren, credited as Elf 3 in the pie fight sequence, portrayed the lead Lollipop Guild Munchkin in The Wizard Of Oz (1939), who actually hands Dorothy the lollipop. See more »

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Mickey Rooney Shines in this
20 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.

The film is so well made that you can overlook the flaws. The casting is spot on. There is never a dull moment.

The film works so well because it does make New York City a co-star. I also love the bound between Mickey and Scott.

The film is not available on DVD. You can get used VHS copies. Originally running 96 minutes I am afraid that if the film is shown on commercial television that they will cut about 12 minutes out! If you see a VHS buy it.


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