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In His Father's Shoes (1997)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Drama  |  15 June 1997 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Kevin Duhaney ...
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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A Wonderful Catharsis
30 May 1999 | by (Georgia,USA) – See all my reviews

To say i enjoyed this movie would be an understatement. A unique blend of fantasy and brutal honesty, make this film a true delight. A child's search to learn more about his dead father leads to a journey of discovery that reveals more than he expected and in turn changes his perception of himself, his family and the world. This film makes one realize what is truly important in our lives. A rare find indeed!


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