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The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue (1996)

 |  Drama  |  15 December 1996 (USA)
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When an unemployed Detroit man is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, his three children are determined to get him out of jail in time for Christmas and they decide to enlist the help of... See full summary »

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Mrs. Annie Feagan
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Tegan Moss ...
Bernice Feagan
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Lilly Feagan (as Brittney Irvin)
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Box Car Louie
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Matthew Walker ...
Handy Andy
Frank C. Turner ...
Hiram Wingate
Thomas Peacocke ...
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Dewey
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Margaret
Donna White ...
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Sarah
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Charlene
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When an unemployed Detroit man is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, his three children are determined to get him out of jail in time for Christmas and they decide to enlist the help of "the most powerful man in the world" - President Hoover. En route to the White House, they meet an array of colorful characters. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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This movie was based on the actual story of Bernice Feagan. See more »

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Jack Feagan: It wasn't me, Magic Dog bit him.
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Emotional Christmas fluff...
25 December 2009 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 12/24/2009 – 4 out of 10 (Dir-Robert Ellis Miller): Emotional Christmas fluff that doesn't really get specific enough to explain how the real story happened in this factual-based incident of a man who is wrongly put in jail trying to get a job for his family to make Christmas happen for them. The three kids in the family then run away from home on a trek to Washington D.C. to enlist the then President of the United States, Herbert Hoover. This trek provides some side stories like their positive encounters with a hobo and a puppeteer, which makes the story kind of like a Disney "animals on the run" movie and doesn't quite fit here. At the ending, there isn't any details given as to how the President helped the family and this is another downpoint to the movie, in my opinion. The movie does eventually bring tears, but it takes too long to get to this. The movie isn't supposed to have been an original TV movie(according to IMDb) but it has the obvious fade-outs that make it look this way – so I'm not sure their information is accurate. All in all, this is a simple movie(that could have been more complex) with a happy Christmas-like story but blandly played and without a lot of substance.


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