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Christmas Eve (1986)

Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three ... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Cooper

Writers:

Blanche Hanalis (teleplay), Laurence Stallings (story) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loretta Young ... Amanda Kingsley
Arthur Hill ... Andrew Kingsley
Ron Leibman ... Morris Huffner
Trevor Howard ... Maitland
Patrick Cassidy ... Josh Kingsley
Charles Frank ... Jamison
Season Hubley ... Melissa
Kate Reid ... Molly Gottchalk
Deborah Richter ... Patti (as Debi Richter)
Allan Royal ... Grodin
Lisa Vidal ... Maria
Wayne Best ... Harley
Bernard Behrens ... Dean
Antony Parr Antony Parr ... Professor
Amanda Hancox Amanda Hancox ... Nora
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Storyline

Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three grown grand children (who are scattered across the U.S. living their own lives), with their estranged father, her son. She hires a private detective to search for them so as to try to get everyone together on Christmas Eve. Written by <Beanie7739@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Eve See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Arthur Hill (Andrew Kingsley) and Kate Reid (Molly Gottchalk) were in the movie The Andromeda Strain together. See more »

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Loretta Young at her finest.
13 August 2001 | by dbigginsSee all my reviews

A heart warming story line that most can relate to. Loretta Young brings her strength, intelligence and charm to this role. My regret is that I can't find this film on VHS to add to my collection. I would love to be able to enjoy it over and over and over again.


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