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A Hobo's Christmas (1987)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 6 December 1987
An old hobo finds the family he walked out on 20 years before.

Director:

Will Mackenzie

Writers:

Joe Byrne (story), Jeb Rosebrook (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barnard Hughes ... Chance Grovner
Gerald McRaney ... Charlie
Wendy Crewson ... Laurie
William Hickey ... Cincinnati Harold
Lee Weaver ... Biloxi Slim
Jamie Sorrentini Jamie Sorrentini ... Kathy Grovner (as Jamie Mills)
Harley Cross ... Bobby Grovner
Helen Stenborg ... Mrs. Gladys Morgan
Michael Ruud Michael Ruud ... Omaha John Boswell (as Michael Rudd)
Logan Field Logan Field ... Lt. Nielsen
Alan Gregory Alan Gregory ... Desk Clerk
Michael Flynn ... Priest
Laura Hughes Laura Hughes ... Carolina Blue
Dana Cutrer Dana Cutrer ... Cajun
Donré Sampson ... Desk Sergeant
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Storyline

Drifting from place to place, Hughes finds himself in his hometown of Salt Lake City on Christmas. He hopes to close old wounds and be reunited with his son, and get to know the grandchildren he has never met. But his son, still resenting the fact that his father ran out on his family 25 years earlier, gives his father only one day with his grandkids; after that, he's expected to leave and never come back. Written by Ricci Bilotta

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Natal Especial See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Wendy Crewson who plays "Laurie", the love interest of Charlie, plays "Laura", mother to Charlie, in the Santa Clause movies. See more »

Quotes

Chance (Hobo): Courtesy pays big dividends and doesn't cost a penny.
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After years of being gone ... it's good to see the family.
24 February 2010 | by dennisg-6See all my reviews

A hobo left home (and his son) 25 years ago. His son is hoping for another 25 years.

This is the story of a family that gets along pretty well, father, son and daughter. Also, dad is trying to zero in on his one-year girlfriend, but she knows that he is not ready to emote enough to be marriage material.

Dad's father shows up to have a reunion. Dad blows him off. Dad's girlfriend pounds him for it. Dad decides to allow his father to spend a day meeting and getting to know his grandchildren.

This turns into a visit for several days, until Christmas. Then grandpa will go off with his hobo friends until the next visit.

Finally the son and daughter get to have another relative; grandpa tells stories of the road. Then they meet his hobo friends.

A good Christmas story.


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