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Decoration Day (1990)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Drama  |  2 December 1990 (USA)
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A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a ... See full summary »

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Albert Sidney Finch
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Terry Novis
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Rowena, Finch's Housekeeper
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Gee Pennywell
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Loreen Wendell
Norm Skaggs ...
Billy Wendell
Wallace Wilkinson ...
Judge Wesley
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Fritzie, Gee's Granddaugher
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A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery in World War II. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Decoration Day (#40.1)  »

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Albert Sidney Finch got the Purple Heart for being shot in the back in France in World War II; James Garner received the Purple Heart for being shot in the butt during the Korean War. See more »

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Remarkable by its simplicity
31 December 2010 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is one of those quiet movies, where nothing exciting or outlandish happens, and nobody's life is in ruins but it is all the better for it. One of the things I enjoy about James Garner is that he tends not to be in the movies that are all hot air and explosions. The layers of this story are slowly peeled back as the characters grow on the viewer until the viewer finds that they really care! It's well executed, beautifully and with simplicity and it all feels real. I don't care about how scenes are concocted or faked, the end result is a work of beauty and art, and I'm delighted to have had the chance to see it again. Real life is not a blockbuster, and this film captures the genuine friendship that exists between the people and we feel it. wonderful.


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