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The Little Match Girl (1987)

A man, estranged from his wealthy family, reconciles at Christmas with the help of a homeless little match girl.
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Haywood Dutton
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Joseph Dutton
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Neville Dutton
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Robyn Stevan ...
Lindsay Dutton
Bernard Cuffling
Charles Andre
Norma MacMillan
Nikki Sharp
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A man, estranged from his wealthy family, reconciles at Christmas with the help of a homeless little match girl.

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21 December 1987 (USA)  »

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A kis gyufaáruslány  »

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a wonderful family movie
26 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie is absolutely wonderful. I have enjoyed watching time and time again. It has wonderful acting and is wonderful heart-warming story. I highly recommend this to any and every family. Keshia Pullian does a great job, and I wish I could receive this movie again, because mine unfortunately got deleted. WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIMES!!


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