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In His Father's Shoes (1997)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 15 June 1997
A fortyish cancer-stricken, emaciated Frank Crosby and his fifteen-year-old son Clay, who is the healthful, youthful image of his father, are spending an afternoon enjoying the atmosphere ... See full summary »

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Frank Crosby / Richard
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Janice
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Celeste
Djanet Sears ...
Virginia
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Clay Crosby
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Maggie
Fiona Reid ...
Gypsy
Dylan Provencher ...
Peter
Dan Warry-Smith ...
Telegram
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Bruce
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Dennis Beck
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Lisa
Mary Long ...
Mrs. Klips
Naomi Lee Allen ...
Mary Lou
R.D. Reid ...
Mr. Dorfman
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A fortyish cancer-stricken, emaciated Frank Crosby and his fifteen-year-old son Clay, who is the healthful, youthful image of his father, are spending an afternoon enjoying the atmosphere of Venice Beach. They enter Oddities, a store where the gypsy woman owner gives them a pair of special wingtip shoes. Later that night in the hospital where Frank lay dying, he shares with Clay his memory of a postcard image: a golf course where people are playing and are leisurely sipping tea. Frank dies and leaves behind a distraught family: Clay, his little sister Maggie, and their mother Janice. Clay wistfully goes to his father's closet and finds the wingtips from earlier in the day. Putting them on, he is transported back in time and becomes his father as a child. He discovers he can travel back and forth in time just by putting on or taking off the shoes. Clay learns a great deal about his father's early years and is eager to learn more... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Rated PG for language and some thematic elements
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Les chaussures de mon père  »

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A Father's Movie
20 June 2002 | by (manchester, England) – See all my reviews

It pulls on all the heartstrings and works very well.

The movie does get slightly confused at times and leaves some loose ends but it's otherwise a fine piece of work.

Recommended !


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