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Grace McQueen
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Julie Pollard
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Alexandra Pollard
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Scott
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Meg
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Norm Denton
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Otis
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Larry Freeman
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Rita
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Mrs. Oberg
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Sensuous Witch
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Ben Hodgkins
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When Grace comes to live with her daughter and son-in-law, she is eager to find a way to be useful in the community. She loves to read stories to children, and decides to read one on public access television. The response is so strong that a large company hears about it and offers her a television series. Her life becomes complicated as she is forced to make some serious decisions. Through it all, Grace is able to help a young mother realize that time is the most valuable gift she could give to her daughter. Written by Schleppy

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A captivating storyteller... a working, single mother and her daughter. The precious gift of time. See more »

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9 December 1991 (USA)  »

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The Christmas Story Lady  »

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Grace Johnston turned down the role of Alexandra Pollard because of conflicting work schedules with One Good Cop (1991). See more »

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Grace McQueen: The Good Lord put these teeth in and He's the one who decides when they come out.
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Features Kontora (1987) See more »

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Excellent, excellent movie!
11 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never heard of this movie until I watched it today. Why it isn't a classic is beyond me. Watch it with your children and bring the wonder and imagination of stories into their lives. The ending is wonderful as well especially the scene in the judge's chambers. I couldn't help but break out in laughter! Why there isn't an actual show like the one portrayed in this movie isn't on TV is also beyond me. I only hope some senior lady see's this and gets inspired. I once wrote a Christmas story for my niece's and this is a very good family movie, one that parents and children should watch together. Watch it, then go to the library and get some classic fairy tales to read to your kids instead of video games. They'll remember those times for all of their lives.


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