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Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987)

Not Rated | | Family, Drama | TV Movie 20 December 1987
Willow Creek, Alaska, is going through a depression because the local cannery has shut down putting many of the residents out of work. Ray and Pete are truck-driving brothers, different as ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Lang

Writers:

Peter L. Keys (suggested by material by), Michael Norell (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Schneider ... Ray
Tom Wopat ... Pete
Kim Delaney ... Jessie
Zachary Ansley ... Michael
Joy Coghill ... Charlotte
Antony Holland Antony Holland
Hoyt Axton ... Al
Dwight Koss ... Mayor Newman
Barbara Russell Barbara Russell ... Edna Mae
Ted Stidder Ted Stidder ... Doc
Robert Forsythe Robert Forsythe ... Chief Cobb
Charissa Reeves Charissa Reeves ... Sabrina
Geordie Needham Geordie Needham ... Thurgood
Robin Mossley ... Cecil
Brian MacDonald Brian MacDonald ... Dwayne (as Brian Mac Donald)
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Storyline

Willow Creek, Alaska, is going through a depression because the local cannery has shut down putting many of the residents out of work. Ray and Pete are truck-driving brothers, different as day and night, who are hired by an old friend to bring Christmas presents and one huge surprise from sunny California up to his home town. Along the way, the brothers and Pete's son Michael argue and get stuck in a blizzard, but finally reconcile with each other. Written by Jeff Olsen

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If ever a town needed a miracle it was Willow Creek. And if ever there's a time for miracles... it's Christmas.

Genres:

Family | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hristougenna stin Alaska See more »

Filming Locations:

Dawson, Yukon, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ITC Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Ray (John Schneider) is hitting on Turtle the new secretary in the first shot you can clearly see a large diamond ring on her left ring finger. On the next shot after Ray speaks the wedding ring is gone. See more »

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Ray: What kind of name is "Turtle"?
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Three is My Lucky Number
Performed by Billy Milo
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7 September 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 300 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.

The film stars John Schneider and Tom Wopat[1] (reunited from The Dukes of Hazzard, and one of the few projects in which the pair didn't play the Duke cousins), with Kim Delaney, Zachary Ansley, Joy Coghill and Hoyt Axton. Music for the film includes songs written and recorded by Billy Milo.

In this film Willow Creek is a small town in Alaska. It has fallen on very hard times. The local cannery closed and the town is no suffering because there is no jobs for them anymore. Now a former Willow Creek resident still has a a soft spot in his heart for his former hometown. What he does is really what the Christmas Spirit is about.

Even though I liked this movie some of the stuff is "Silly". What is nice that film does so well is that "Forgiving is Important" "Nobody is perfect", "Help when you can" and most of all "Never give up hope".

It is worth watching.


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