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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 ... Kathy Grovner (as Jamie Mills)
Harley Cross ... Bobby Grovner
Helen Stenborg 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Chance (Hobo): Courtesy pays big dividends and doesn't cost a penny.
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Over sentimental and totally unrealistic
20 January 2000 | by ojbramblesSee all my reviews

I watched this film over the Christmas period and hoped that it would bring an interesting approach on Christmas time and would get me into the Christmas mood. However it didn't, it was totally predictable and lacked any sort of surprises. A complete disappointment.


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