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Yes this film packed a big emotional punch originally. Then unfortunately the original film as was shown on CBS has never been seen again. Subsequent airings were edited to fit into a 2 hour TV slot. So the Reader who said it wasn't as good as he'd remembered from his first viewing, was judging a different movie. The network gave this an extra 1/2 hour when it first aired to give it the time it needed to be awesome, but cut out 30 minutes of story for subsequent airings. I would love to get a hold of the original 2 and 1/2 hour version of this. There is a time captured in this movie that's not just of TV movie's golden days but a time of uplifting stories too big to be bullied by commercial breaks.
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