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One Special Night (1999)

Robert, a general contractor, is visiting his ailing wife in a nursing home. When it's time for him to leave, he has problems getting a taxi home, because of an intense snow storm. ... See full summary »

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Marybeth Woodward
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Belinda Hum ...
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Robert, a general contractor, is visiting his ailing wife in a nursing home. When it's time for him to leave, he has problems getting a taxi home, because of an intense snow storm. Catherine, one of the doctors, offers him a ride. However, because of the snow, their car gets stuck, requiring them to overnight in an empty cabin nearby. They talk and bond, but afterwards seem to have difficulty beginning a relationship. The third, and last, professional collaboration between long-time friends James Garner and Julie Andrews. Written by Paul Hunter aka "Bob the Moo" / revision by TrivWhiz

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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The last movie of Julie Andrews and James Garner together. See more »

Goofs

When Julie Andrews' character wheels the baby (James Garner's character's new-born grand-daughter) in to the mother's room for a feed, the crib on the trolley is empty in the first shot filmed from inside the room as she enters. See more »

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Catherine: Oh good, there's a tractor so there must be a farm up ahead.
Robert: How do you know? The farm could have burnt down and all that's left is the tractor
Catherine: You're a glass half empty kind of fellow, aren't you?
Robert: No, I just live in the real world where people don't drive Jaguars in the snow.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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One special movie.
20 October 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a nice TV movie starring screen legends James Garner and Julie Andrews. Garner plays construction contractor Robert Woodward who encounters medical doctor Catherine (Andrews) after having problems getting a taxi home during a snowstorm. After Catherine offers him a ride, her car gets stuck in the snow, forcing them to spend the night at an empty cabin, resulting in at first a fiery, but later an unlikely relationship.

There is great chemistry between Garner and Andrews and both delivered some solid portrayals of their respective characters. Their presence really made this drama a worthy viewing experience and made the plot, although slow at times, entertaining. This movie also captures the values and integrity of humans and the genuine love and special bond people share - things sorely missing in many of today's movies.

I will always remember Julie Andrews as Maria from Sound of Music, but it is great seeing her in a TV production later on in the years. It's one special movie for everyone.

Grade B


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