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Decoration Day (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  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
Jonathan Peck ...
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Young Albert
Jeff Young Lewis ...
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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 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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Featured in The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1991) See more »

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Another gem from Hallmark Hall of Fame
17 June 2001 | by (Chicago,Il.) – See all my reviews

This is a movie you remember. It is a poignant tale of race, honor, patriotism, and love. The film's very title evokes memories of an earlier time in America, a time when there was less shouting and more respect for others. The former Judge excellently portrayed by James Garner has a great deal of love for his old boyhood friend from days gone by. The work that the Garner character goes through to redeem this old relationship is very reaffirming. Bill Cobb does a great job as the embittered former friend of Garner. This is truly a great film with a little romance thrown in. A must see for a more mature audience.


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