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

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Trevor Atwood
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Benedetti
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Maria Jose Doyle ...
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Shauna Grant (as Tamara Stainer)
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A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.

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A fiú és a csavargó  »

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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 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

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12 Days of Christmas
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The true meaning of Christmas
12 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are not moved to tears at the end of this film, then you are as cold as a Philadelphia Winter.

First, you will experience tears of sadness as you see the plight of the homeless in America; then you will experience tears of joy as you see, at least in the movie, when some are moved to respond.

Fred Savage ("The Wonder Years") and Hume Cronyn (The Seventh Cross, To Dance with the White Dog, Broadway Bound) were simply outstanding in this tale of friendship between a new boy moving to Philly and a homeless resident. Tremendous support by Badja Djola and Virginia Bagnato made this a most enjoyable film for the holidays.


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