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Christmas on Division Street (1991)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  15 December 1991 (USA)
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A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.

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Trevor Atwood
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Cleveland Meriwether
Badja Djola ...
Scorpio
Jim Byrnes ...
Benedetti
Cloyce Morrow ...
Susan Atwood
Casey Ellison ...
Derek Withers
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David Atwood
Kahla Lichti ...
Jill Atwood
Allan Lysell ...
Mr. Muhn
Virginia Bagnato ...
Lupe
Maria Jose Doyle ...
Rosa (as Maria Jose)
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Grimes
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White
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Shauna Grant (as Tamara Stainer)
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Mr. Benchley
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A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.

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While you're having a Christmas party, there are some people out there homeless, freezing, dying
18 January 2000 | by (Taipei, Taiwan) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen such an emotional and warm-hearted film for a long time. This is a GOOD movie.

The Atwood family has just moved to Philadelphia, but Trevor Atwood (Fred Savage), a high school student, is not very happy about it. One day, while Trevor is searching for books in a library for his school assignment on American History, he meets a homeless old man, Cleve (Hume Cronyn). Cleve has a detailed knowledge of history and a good sense of humor. However, Trevor doesn't like Cleve at first. When Cleve tries to talk to Trevor, Trevor says "Mister, haven't people told you not to talk to strangers?" Cleve replies "If you never talk to strangers, how can you ever get to know anybody?"

Cleve helps Trevor collect information for Trevor's report and gradually they become good friends. Looking at Cleve reminds Trevor of his late grandfather. And to Cleve, being with Trevor is comfort, too.

On Christmas Eve there comes a storm, it snows so hard and there are no electricity and no heating downtown. It is difficult for people on the streets to get through the night. Trevor takes a blanket and goes out looking for Cleve, trying to help him...

Eventually Trevor makes his parents see those homeless people differently, in a more sympathetic way.

Watching this film is an enlightening experience. "Christmas on Division Street" is a story about love, friendship and compassion. The actors' performances are marvelous. I hope this movie will be aired on TV again and again so more people can have the opportunity to see this wonderful film.


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