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A Hobo's Christmas (1987)

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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Lt. Nielsen
Alan Gregory ...
Desk Clerk
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Priest
Laura Hughes ...
Carolina Blue
Dana Cutrer ...
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Desk Sergeant
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An old hobo finds the family he walked out on 20 years before.

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6 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Chance (Hobo): Courtesy pays big dividends and doesn't cost a penny.
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a gentle story of separation and forgiveness
22 December 2007 | by (British Columbia) – See all my reviews

I'm not someone who easily embraces Christmas. What I do like are simple, eloquent tales of folks reuniting or connecting at Christmas, examining their lives and making small adjustments. This is a compact little story of a painful past and an attempt at resolution. I found myself choking up here and there as the tale progressed, enjoying wise children, the camaraderie of people of the road and overall, the somewhat washed out images of Salt Lake City. There are plenty of sappy Christmas movies trying desperately to become instant classics. I think this might be a true contender. I enjoyed its message. I won't say what that message is but I suspect most will get it.


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