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Writers (WGA):
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A family is torn apart at Christmas when to wife of a couple, trying to adopt a son, is killed in a car accident and the husband, a musician, is deemed unfit to raise a child. | Add synopsis »
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Nice story, great cast, though somewhat stereotypical See more (4 total) »


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Cicely Tyson ... Etta

Michael Warren ... Tony Parks

Sammy Davis Jr. ... Sideman
Gilbert Lewis

Charlie Murphy (as Charles Q. Murphy)

Ken Page

Ray Parker Jr.

Della Reese ... Alicia Slater

Esther Rolle ... Esther Clayton

Ben Vereen

Vanessa Williams ... Lynette Parks
Trent Cameron ... Reggie
Jimmy Carville ... Santa / Taxidriver

Paula Anglin ... Cora

John Beal ... Cameron
Chris Cartmill ... Office Worker
Marcus Carothers ... Gerald (as Marcus Caruthers)

Kelly Coffield Park ... Linda Cowley (as Kelly Coffield)

John Cothran ... Minister (as John Cothran Jr.)
Steven J. Crayton ... Jimmy
Tim Douglas ... Information Officer
James Dunleavy ... Noah

Irma P. Hall ... Mrs. Smith

Jeff Kizer ... Mark Holden
Marge Kotlisky ... Gretchen
David Laster ... Philly Monroe
Sonny Mann ... Michael
Tennille Martin ... Girl in the Museum
Mary Mulligan ... Diana Holden
Sherry Narens ... Teacher
Jay Roberts ... Salesperson
Sam Sanders ... Mr. Smith

Peter Siragusa ... Bruno

Gregory Sporleder ... Vendor
Sadie Veraldi ... Rita

Jason Weaver ... Ernie
Tom Webb ... Guard

Ron West ... Derelict
Alan Wider ... Store Employee
Jonathan Wayne Wilson ... Bouncer
Cedric Young ... Conductor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeffrey Craig Harris ... Clerk
Stephanie Burton ... Jazz club patron (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ... Bit (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Allan Seidelman 
Writing credits
Mark McClafferty (story) (as W. Mark McClafferty) &
Clint Smith (story) and
Mark E. Corry (story) &
Lynn Marlin (story)

Sam Egan (teleplay)

Produced by
Mark E. Corry .... coordinating producer
Sam Egan .... producer
Mark McClafferty .... producer
Eddie Murphy .... executive producer
Jack Frost Sanders .... producer
Clint Smith .... coordinating producer
Original Music by
Stanley Clarke 
Cinematography by
Hanania Baer 
Film Editing by
Bert Glatstein 
Art Direction by
Linda Lee Sutton 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Saint Anne 
Makeup Department
Deborah K. Dee .... hair stylist
Jerry Turner .... makeup artist
Charles Washington .... makeup artist
Production Management
Billy Higgins .... unit manager
Jack Frost Sanders .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephanie Moore .... second second assistant director
John L. Roman .... second assistant director
Robert Sonntag .... first assistant director
Art Department
Aaron C. Holden Jr. .... assistant property master
Aaron Holden .... property master
Joel Prihoda .... lead person
Sound Department
Bob Ryan .... boom operator
Burton Weinstein .... supervising sound editor
Glenn Williams .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Sam Barkin .... special effects coordinator
Guy Clayton Jr. .... special effects assistant
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh .... stunt double (as Crystal Walker)
Rick Le Fevour .... stunt coordinator
Stacy Logan .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michelle Crenshaw .... second assistant camera
Gerrit Dangremond .... camera operator
Don Ernst .... best boy
Steven Hiller .... first assistant camera
Robert A. Hudecek .... gaffer
Morgan Michael Lewis .... grip (as Mike Lewis)
Bob Obermeyer .... cableman: camera
Robert Swander .... best boy
James Andrew Pearson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jane Alderman .... casting: Chicago
Cheryl Miller .... casting associate: LA
Monica Swann .... casting: LA
Susan Weider .... casting associate: Chicago
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Iannaccone .... costumer: Los Angeles
Heather Pollock .... set costumer
Carolyn Schraut-Barczak .... assistant costumer: Chicago
Cheryl Weber .... costumer: Chicago
Editorial Department
Michael Kewley .... assistant editor
Location Management
Bob Hudgins .... location manager
Music Department
James D. Young .... music editor
Transportation Department
George DiLeonardi .... transportation coordinator
William T. Hogan III .... transportation captain
Other crew
Susan J. Bonno-Buckner .... first assistant accountant
Dale Brahs .... office production assistant
Angela H. Brice .... production secretary
Raymond Bulinski .... craft service
Ruth Ann Crudup-Brown .... welfare worker (as Ruth Ann Crudup)
Jeffrey Craig Harris .... assistant to producer (as Jeffrey Harris)
Paul Jordan .... executive assistant
Harriet Kehl .... script supervisor
Linda Morris .... assistant to producer
Sharon Morrissette .... production coordinator
W. Michael Phillips .... set production assistant
Mark Switras .... assistant to producer
David Vandever .... production accountant

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USA:118 min
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Last film appearance of 'Sammy Davis Jr'.See more »


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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Nice story, great cast, though somewhat stereotypical, 16 December 2002
Author: vchimpanzee

Reggie has gone through a lot in his life. But he finally has foster parents who want to adopt him. Everything looks good until the mother dies in an accident. Although the idealistic social worker would like to see the father adopt Reggie, her by-the-book supervisor won't allow it. The father is a traveling jazz musician, and that's just not right for the boy. As in most movies like this, the father and son both seem to think that by breaking the rules and making trouble, they can help their case. The father does try returning to his old 9-to-5 job but he is a musician and can't get that out of his system. Reggie gets moved from one unpleasant foster home to another but it seems no one wants him. Things seem hopeless, and it would take a miracle to make everyone happy. Great cast, including Sammy Davis Jr. in one of his last roles, showing obvious signs of the illness that took his life. Great music too. An enjoyable story overall.

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