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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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Lily
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Helen
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Dora
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Young Helen
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Michael Breen
Barry Cassin ...
Fr. Griffin
Angela Harding ...
Mrs. Byrne
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Anne
Ruth McCabe ...
Dr. Louise
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Harry
Maria McDermottroe ...
Madge Kehoe
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Essie Kehoe
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Larry
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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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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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A poignant story of a young gay AIDS patient and his relatives.
5 February 2004 | by (Point Roberts WA) – See all my reviews

As the father of young man who died of AIDS before we really knew much about this disease, I was deeply moved by this touching story of a young man and his sister and their relationship to their mother and grandmother. This is the kind of story for which Hallmark Hall of Fame is noted and they did not fail again to bring us some of best of TV drama available.


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