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Writers (WGA):
Truman Capote (story)
Duane Poole (teleplay)
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Release Date:
21 December 1997 (USA) See more »
A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Patty Duke ... Sook

Piper Laurie ... Jennie

Jeffrey DeMunn ... Seabone

Anita Gillette ... Callie

Julia McIlvaine ... Rachel

Esther Scott ... Anna Stabler

Eric Lloyd ... Buddy
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Haha Jones

Robert C. Treveiler ... Adult Buddy (as Robert Treveiler)
Dan Albright ... Grocer
Reynolds Allen ... Customer
Suzi Bass ... Rachel's Mother
Dan Biggers ... Reverend Dickson
Lala Cochran ... Lazy Wife
David Dwyer ... Farley Wood

Edith Ivey ... Customer

Frank Roberts ... Mr. Macafee

Alex Van ... Bus Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Leland L. Jones ... Tree Deliveryman (uncredited)

Directed by
Glenn Jordan 
Writing credits
Truman Capote (story)

Duane Poole (teleplay)

Produced by
John Philip Dayton .... executive producer
Robert Halmi Sr. .... executive producer
Glenn Jordan .... producer
Duane Poole .... co-executive producer
David A. Simmons .... associate producer (as David Simmons)
Robert Bennett Steinhauer .... co-producer
Original Music by
Lee Holdridge 
Cinematography by
Neil Roach (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David A. Simmons  (as David Simmons)
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
Production Design by
Fred Harpman 
Set Decoration by
Joseph Litsch 
Costume Design by
Linda Donahue 
Makeup Department
Claude Díaz .... hair designer (as Claude Diaz)
Michael R. Jones .... makeup supervisor (as Michael Jones)
Production Management
Robert Bennett Steinhauer .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katy Emde .... first assistant director
Vincent Palmo Jr. .... second assistant director (as Vince Palmo)
Todd Turner .... second assistant director
Art Department
Dwight Benjamin-Creel .... property master
George A. Lee .... assistant property master (as George A. Lee II)
Mark Nave .... carpenter
Ryan Hartnett .... construction (uncredited)
Steven Kerlagon .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Ellen L. Kerr .... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael Pisani .... set dresser (uncredited)
Lance Totten .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kevin Patrick Burns .... sound re-recording mixer (as Kevin Burns)
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Mary H. Ellis .... sound mixer (as Mary Ellis)
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor
Todd Orr .... sound re-recording mixer
Drew Ponder .... boom operator
Jon Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Lonnie Smith)
T.J. White .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy D'Alema .... still photographer
Eddie Evans .... key grip
Denny Mooradian .... gaffer
Paul Varrieur .... camera operator: "a" camera
Casting Department
Shay Griffin .... casting: Atlanta
Lynn Kressel .... casting
Cynthia Stillwell .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Economy .... costumer
Melissa Mason .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Douglas Clark .... assistant editor
Yelena Lanskaya .... assistant editor (as Elena Lanskaya)
Mike Mertens .... color timer (as Michael Mertens)
Location Management
Michael Stubbs .... location manager
Music Department
Yelena Lanskaya .... musician: source music (piano)
Eduardo Ponsdomenech .... music editor (as Edwardo Ponsdomenech)
Transportation Department
Cindy Parker .... transportation coordinator
J.L. Parker .... transportation captain
Other crew
Ms. Ann Bayer .... produced under license from
Terri Engdahl .... assistant: Mr. Jordan
Gail Hunter .... script supervisor
Ms. Virginia Ford Perry .... produced under license from
Mary Ann Reese .... dialect coach
Alan U. Schwartz .... produced under license from: trustee
Mindy Weissman .... production coordinator
Senia Phillips .... head animal trainer (uncredited)
Thom Watson .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Truman Capote's 'A Christmas Memory'" - USA (complete title)
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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Eric Lloyd goes on to play Santas son, opposite Tim Allen in The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, and Santa Clause 3: the Escape Clause.See more »
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Christmas Memory (Old version), 7 December 2005
Author: jacqui02673 from Cape Cod

Geraldine Paige is Sook. I haven't seen Patti Duke's version but why should I when Paige's performance was so perfect. I remember how real the characters were to me at the time I first saw it in the 60's. Would anyone know where I could buy Paige's version of A Christmas Memory? I have searched for a copy of this TV movie for many years. Also scanned the TV programming to see if it would be broadcast again year after year. I would like to ask the networks why hasn't this been shown each year? You may be very surprised to have a huge audience. Sometimes "old" is better. If a movie is not broke, don't fix it. I love "Its a wonderful life" with Jimmy Stewart which is shown 100 times each Christmas season but I think if this movie was added to the programming, it would be refreshing. If I ruled the TV networks, it would be on annually for this generation to feel the true spirit of Christmas.

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