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Christmas on Division Street (1991)

A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.

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The photograph Trevor and Cleve had taken of them in front of the Liberty Bell doesn't match their pose when the picture was taken. See more »

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Features Tonight and Every Night (1945) See more »

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O Come All Ye Faithful
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"He's not a bum. He's my friend!"
27 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is not just a "tear jerker," it is an honest depiction of the homeless plight in America (right in our own home towns). People, some who are young children, are starving and dying. And, even those who are surviving become "invisible" (quote from the film). 'Paul Newmannites' continually teach me, more and more, about what real charity is (Paul Newman was a master of the acting craft--and a person, for charity, who 'put his money where his mouth is').

The most important lesson I learned from this film was Fred Savage openly and proudly declaring "He's not a bum. He's my friend!" Not surprisingly, Hume Cronyn (a great and legendary actor), gives a magnificent portrayal of an "invisible" homeless man who gives love and gets love. The end of the film sums up the plight of those who are homeless. We must trust some strangers, or we will never get to know anybody. To do this, I am required to come out of my "comfort zone," and share with others less fortunate than myself.

I am a physically-disabled man, living on a fixed budget, but I give every spare dollar to the homeless. And, I give to Westport Country Playhouse (one of Paul Newman's many causes), so that the poor can enjoy live theater at its best (Paul Newman once said that "theater is a sacred place").

This movie should be a classic, and shown on television every year, just like "The Wizard of Oz".


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