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The Angel Doll (2002)

 -  Drama  -  14 September 2002 (UK)
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The story of two small town boys from different sides of the tracks: 1950's childhood and self-redemption. Young "Whitey" Black (so called because of a tuft of blanched hair on the left ... See full summary »

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Betsy Brantley ...
Mary Barlow
Beatrice Bush ...
Pearl Cumberland
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Noah Roudabush
Gil Johnson ...
Jack Barlow
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Col. Brandeis
Cody Newton ...
Whitey Black
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Little Jerry Barlow
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Fronia Black
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Adult Jerry Barlow
Nick Angel ...
Don Henderson Baker ...
Somber Man
Calleigh Crumpler ...
Emily
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Milkman Woodrow Jones
Christian Durango ...
Randy Clark
Cordereau Dye ...
Let Cumberland
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The story of two small town boys from different sides of the tracks: 1950's childhood and self-redemption. Young "Whitey" Black (so called because of a tuft of blanched hair on the left side of his head) lives in poverty with his single mother and ailing, four-year old sister, Sandy. Just across town, young Jerry Barlow lives the advantages of a middle class lifestyle with both parents and his younger brother. When mischief casts Whitey and Jerry into a shared paper route, Jerry quickly learns of Whitey's desire to buy his sister an angel doll for Christmas. Even though no such dolls exist in their hometown, Whitey, Jerry and a host of colorful characters set out in search of Sandy's gift. Along the way, reversals of fortune, theft, prejudice and, ultimately, the boy's friendship opens their eyes to the vastness of the small town around them. Written by trenton mcdevitt

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Rated PG for thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »
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excellent movie
15 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie feels so real--like situations that happen to people in real life. Cody Newton carries the movie, and Michael Welch was really good as well.

The Angel Doll is set in North Carolina in the 1950s, and it is a tale of friendship between two boys and their world around them. The challenges they face and life lessons they learn amidst the fear and panic of a polio outbreak, shape who they are and who they become. Particularly heartwarming is Whitey's (played by Newton) determination to buy an angel doll for his sick sister who loves anything that has to do with angels.

I definitely recommend this movie--the actors were very good. This is a great Christmas movie.


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