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I'll Be Home for Christmas (1997)

Veterinarian and part-time mayor Sarah heads a town council desperate to find a doctor to keep open the small town's clinic. They fear, rightly, that family after family will move away and ... See full summary »

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Ashley Gorrell ...
Jilly
Linda Sorensen ...
Margie
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Nick Gladstone
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Thelma Jenkins
Stan Coles ...
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Edith Drysdale
Diego Matamoros ...
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Mary Jenkins
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Clete Smith
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Veterinarian and part-time mayor Sarah heads a town council desperate to find a doctor to keep open the small town's clinic. They fear, rightly, that family after family will move away and the town will disappear. Their hopes are raised when Bob announces his widower son Michael the surgeon and grand daughter are going to visit for the first time in years for the Xmas holiday. The mayor's attempt to recruit Michael is complicated by their history (their high school romance) and his secret shame (that he has lost his confidence in his surgical skills to the point that his big city hospital is kicking him upstairs to an administrative position). Written by C. Comly

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Lonesome Christmas
Written by Geoff Levin, Johnny Pierce, Joanna Pierce
Courtesy of Jaffe/Braunstein
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Performed by Randy Crenshaw
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Jack Palance Shows a Tender Side
26 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What the community of St. Nicholas, Iowa lacks in size, it makes up for in enthusiasm. So when the mayor and local veterinarian, Sarah (Ann Jillian), reveals that a doctor is needed to keep the area hospital open, the town jumps at the chance to fill the position. The top candidate is hometown hero Mike (Robert Hays), the widower son of a local man (Jack Palance), who is a practicing surgeon in the city. St. Nicholas welcomes Mike and his daughter with open arms when they visit for Christmas, but moving back to town permanently is more complicated than it seems. Since losing his wife, Mike has struggled in his profession and his love life...both of which he must confront if he returns to St. Nicholas for good.

This film is really good. For adults but it is family safe. People with short attention spans will be bored. However movie fans will enjoy this because Jack Palance isn't playing the heavy. In this he plays a NICE GUY/GRANDFATHER. HE is wonderful and I just wish the film had more of him in it.

This film is really cheap to buy. It's on Amazon but be careful. There is several films that have this title however this is usually in DVD Multi Title Packs where you get more than one movie in a single purchase.


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