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A Hobo's Christmas (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  6 December 1987 (USA)
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An old hobo finds the family he walked out on 20 years before.

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Chance Grovner
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Charlie
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Laurie
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Cincinnati Harold
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Biloxi Slim
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Kathy Grovner (as Jamie Mills)
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Bobby Grovner
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Mrs. Gladys Morgan
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Omaha John Boswell (as Michael Rudd)
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An old hobo finds the family he walked out on 20 years before.

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Chance (Hobo): Courtesy pays big dividends and doesn't cost a penny.
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It's a good, warm holiday movie.
15 December 2004 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

I taped this movie and watch it every December. Maybe it's more appreciated by older viewers who recall real hobos and trains, I'm

not sure. I do know a couple of younger people in 30s who also liked the movie. Estrangement between a parent and adult child is fairly common today, and Hobo's Christmas is a good example of how time and

circumstances can change people. The kids being raised by only dad after their mother died, are as normal and cute as kids can be. They are the most open and accepting of a newly found grandpa. His hobo buddies not only provide some humor but also give a glimpse into the hard lives of true "gentlemen of the road" and free spirits of another era.

ALL the actors were believable and charming. I admit to having lived in Salt Lake City, where it was filmed, for a couple of years so that may influence my annual enjoyment of the film. After writing this, I'm ordering a professional VHS copy for a friend.


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