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Decoration Day (1990)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 2 December 1990
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
Jonathan Peck ...
Young Gee
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Young Albert
Jeff Young Lewis ...
Imposter Lieutenant
Tracy Perry ...
Tracy Wendell
Dwionne Dickerson ...
Fritzie, Gee's Granddaugher
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Private Lester
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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 the Medal of Honor for bravery in World War II. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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2 December 1990 (USA)  »

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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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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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A memorable movie
18 January 2005 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

The cast and the setting of this movie was enough for me. When you add the plot and sub-stories it turns into an extremely well made and thought out movie. I enjoyed every minute and can't express in words the magnificent job the cast did. I really enjoyed the interaction between Rowena and Judge Finch. You could tell from the beginning there was quite a past between the two. I can't find any fault in Decoration Day. It's amazing how with the correct script and cast, that violence, profanity, and sex would seem out of place. The sub-plots were sufficient to keep the viewer guessing and the story of Billy and Loreen fit in perfectly. I would encourage everyone to see this to see what a real story and great actors can do when they are combined


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