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The Kid Who Loved Christmas (1990)

| Drama | TV Movie
A family is torn apart at Christmas when to wife of a couple, trying to adopt a son, is killed in a car accident and the husband, a musician, is deemed unfit to raise a child.

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Mark McClafferty (story) (as W. Mark McClafferty), Clint Smith (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cicely Tyson ... Etta
Michael Warren ... Tony Parks
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Sideman
Gilbert Lewis
Charlie Murphy ... (as Charles Q. Murphy)
Ken Page
Ray Parker Jr.
Della Reese ... Alicia Slater
Esther Rolle ... Esther Clayton
Ben Vereen
Vanessa Williams ... Lynette Parks
Trent Cameron Trent Cameron ... Reggie
Jimmy Carville Jimmy Carville ... Santa / Taxidriver
Paula Anglin Paula Anglin ... Cora
John Beal ... Cameron
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A family is torn apart at Christmas when to wife of a couple, trying to adopt a son, is killed in a car accident and the husband, a musician, is deemed unfit to raise a child.

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Country:

USA

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English

Also Known As:

A fiam nélkül soha See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Nice story, great cast, though somewhat stereotypical
16 December 2002 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

Reggie has gone through a lot in his life. But he finally has foster parents who want to adopt him. Everything looks good until the mother dies in an accident. Although the idealistic social worker would like to see the father adopt Reggie, her by-the-book supervisor won't allow it. The father is a traveling jazz musician, and that's just not right for the boy. As in most movies like this, the father and son both seem to think that by breaking the rules and making trouble, they can help their case. The father does try returning to his old 9-to-5 job but he is a musician and can't get that out of his system. Reggie gets moved from one unpleasant foster home to another but it seems no one wants him. Things seem hopeless, and it would take a miracle to make everyone happy. Great cast, including Sammy Davis Jr. in one of his last roles, showing obvious signs of the illness that took his life. Great music too. An enjoyable story overall.


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