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The Blackwater Lightship (2004)

A man in the final stages of AIDS is cared for by his sister and mother and grandmother.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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When his AIDS reaches the terminal stages, gay Declan Kehoe returns to his Irish coastal home, or actually grandma's, near a lightship site. Caring boyfriends help him and his wining female relatives deal with unresolved family issues as well as his physical syndrome. Written by KGF Vissers

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4 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Blackwater Lightship (#53.2)  »

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When their father photographs Helen and Declan they look straight into the camera. When the picture develops they look to the side. See more »

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Featured in The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) See more »

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Angela Landsbury Steals the Show
5 February 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Although a bit of weepy, well done, particularly Angela Landsbury's performance. I grew up in Ireland and I was completely convinced that she was an Irish actress for the first half hour before I realized that this was the amazing Ms. Landsbury. This is a heartwarming story of the reconciliation of three generations of women come together because of the terminal illness of the 30yr old grandson.


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