A teenage boy is torn between his love for an injured Canadian goose that he has found and his agreement to fatten and kill it for an approaching Thanksgiving dinner for his neighbors.

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Hank Tilby
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Lois Tilby
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Sheryl
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Coach Gruniger
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Mrs. Sudsup
Beau Dremann ...
Alec
Bill Calvert ...
Jason Tilby
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Travis Tilby
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Steve Tilby
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Stewart Larson
Jason Naylor ...
Arnold
Jessica Puscas ...
Jenni Tilby
Joshua Bryant ...
Sam the Vet
Zero Hubbard ...
Jeff
Tina Caspary ...
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A teenage boy is torn between his love for an injured Canadian goose that he has found and his agreement to fatten and kill it for an approaching Thanksgiving dinner for his neighbors.

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23 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Aptly enough for a Thanksgiving story, the Bridges family get together in a unique three generational ensemble with parents Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Dean Bridges, sons Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges and Beau's son Jordan Bridges. See more »

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Thanksgiving film with lots of great family-oriented themes.
22 November 2007 | by (Vermont, United States) – See all my reviews

I taped this movie when it was first on and, as a teacher, have shown it to my sixth graders every year. They all LOVE it even in this day of sex, violence, and graphic action. The movie is heart-warming and filled with lots of wonderful family-oriented themes, love from the heart being the over-riding one. It's sad that today's film-makers can't produce family-oriented movies without trash. This film is a great example of family values, self-responsibility, and living an honest lifestyle of hard work and respect for self and others. Today's youth needs more movies like this! This one needs to be released on DVD now!


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