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Decoration Day (1990)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 2 December 1990
A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a ... See full summary »

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
... Albert Sidney Finch
... Terry Novis
... Rowena, Finch's Housekeeper
... Gee Pennywell
... Michael Waring, DOD Man
... Loreen Wendell
... Billy Wendell
... Judge Wesley
Jonathan Peck ... Young Gee
... Young Albert
Jeff Young Lewis ... Imposter Lieutenant
Tracy Perry ... Tracy Wendell
Dwionne Dickerson ... Fritzie, Gee's Granddaugher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Golden Retriever, Dog
Stephen Rollins ... Private Lester
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A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept the Medal of Honor for bravery in World War II. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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2 December 1990 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Decoration Day (#40.1)  »

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Albert Sidney Finch got the Purple Heart for being shot in the back in France in World War II; James Garner received the Purple Heart for being shot in the butt during the Korean War. See more »

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Featured in The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1991) See more »

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Well worth the time.
11 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

One of those quiet movies that leave a deep impression. Garner is good, as always, and the supporting cast seem just perfect for their roles. It has a similar atmosphere to FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER with Walter Mathau. A feel good movie, and well worth seeing more than once.


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