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A Christmas Visitor (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  21 December 2002 (USA)
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A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they ... See full summary »

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George Boyajian
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Carol Boyajian
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Matthew
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Jean Boyajian
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John Boyajian
Riley Chitty ...
Jean Boyajian (11 yrs)
Richard Blackburn ...
Larry Williamson
Judy Sinclair ...
Mary Simpson
Mung-Ling Tsui ...
Dr. Ortiz
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Tom
Frank McAnulty ...
Artie
Craig Eldridge ...
Lester
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Leader (as Jon Cubrt)
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Young Man #1
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Miss Kearney
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A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they lost their son to the Persian Gulf War. Now a stranger has joined them - around the same age the boy would have been. Is he a con artist? Or is this young man the miracle their family has been waiting for. William Devane, Reagan Pasternak and Dean McDermott star in a remarkable story of loss and renewal. This Christmas, a stranger will change them forever. Written by Anonymous

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Le visiteur de Noël  »

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When George is showing Matthew his late son's medal, the box contains the Distinguished Service Cross Medal. However the award ribbon above the medal is the Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medial. Award boxes always contain the matching ribbon for the award, never two different awards in the same box. See more »

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Matthew: ...it's like light and dark. The moonlight touches down on the field and becomes apart of its beauty. Darkness is also it's light. What do you see when you look out there? Do you see the darkness or the moonlight? Or both? Can you separate the two? Should you?
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Not a bad way to spend an evening
11 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film gives a look at the suffering a family experiences at the death of a child, and the healing that can finally come to them.

The family learns of the death of their son on Christmas Eve, 1991, ruining the Christmas season for them. They do not celebrate it again for many years. There is an interesting comment by the daughter that will remind viewers to consider the needs of surviving children in such a situation.

The Matthew character makes a reference to Jesus, but I suspect that other comments he makes come from non-Christian sources. I wonder if any other viewers would recognize those comments. If so, it would be an interesting addition to the data on this movie.


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