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Christmas Eve (1986)

Christmas Dove (original title)
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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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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Excellent holiday movie that deserves to be on DVD
29 November 2006 | by bfarowlSee all my reviews

This is my favorite Christmas movie of all time and I am very disappointed I cannot find it on DVD. I do have it on video, but it is lacking the fade in and out to drawings at the beginning of a segment and at the end of a segment. Loretta Young is superb as the matriarch who will not stop giving to those that are in need. This includes cats/kittens. Ron Leibman is excellent as the private investigator who will stop at nothing to find her grandchildren. He is as stubborn in locating them as she is determined that they will show up for Christmas. This is a movie recommended for everyone. It will become your favorite too.


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