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The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue (1996)

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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Angus Feagan
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Bernice Feagan
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Lilly Feagan (as Brittney Irvin)
Alexander Pollock ...
Jack Feagan
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Box Car Louie
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Needles (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
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Handy Andy
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Hiram Wingate
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Dewey
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Margaret
Donna White ...
Miss Knight
Caroline Elliott ...
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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15 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Fröhliche Weihnachten Mr. Präsident  »

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

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The freight cars are obviously not Depression-era. See more »

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Jack Feagan: It wasn't me, Magic Dog bit him.
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20 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

During the Great Depression, an unemployed Detroit man is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, prompting his three children to travel 1,000 miles to the White House in search of help from President Herbert Hoover in order to have their father home for Christmas.

The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue is an American 1996 television film directed by Robert Ellis Miller. It was nominated for two Young Artist Awards in 1997.[1] The film was completed days before actor Robert Urich had surgery for cancer.

The film is told from the point of view from the oldest child. We see the events through her eyes and can't help but to route for her even though she is putting her siblings in danger.

I will watch it again if given the chance!


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