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To Dance with the White Dog (1993)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 5 December 1993
This is the touching story of an elderly widower trying to work through his grief. When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and ... See full summary »

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writers:

Terry Kay (novel), Susan Cooper (teleplay)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hume Cronyn ... Robert Samuel Peek
Jessica Tandy ... Cora Peek
Christine Baranski ... Kate
Terry Beaver Terry Beaver ... Paul
Harley Cross ... Bobby
Esther Rolle ... Neelie
Frank Whaley ... James
Amy Wright ... Carrie
Dan Albright ... Noah
Dan Biggers Dan Biggers ... Dr. Bennett
Lane Bradbury ... Mildred Cook (as Janette Lane Bradbury)
Warde Q. Butler ... Neal Lewis
David Dwyer ... Holman
Ed Grady ... Herman Morris
Bob Hannah ... Clete Walton
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Storyline

This is the touching story of an elderly widower trying to work through his grief. When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and confidant. Sam takes the dog on a nostalgic journey which dramatizes the fulfillment he shared with his departed wife. Written by <goldenshadows@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Trivia

Local Webster County, GA resident, Tony Kennedy, was hired to advise production about snakes of the area during water scenes. See more »

Quotes

Robert Samuel Peek: Are we good people?
Cora Peek: No, we're much more interesting.
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Connections

Version of To Dance with the White Dog (2002) See more »

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16 December 1998 | by teddles-2See all my reviews

As a fan of good made for TV movies, I watched this one with great interest, also being a Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn fan from way back, and having read the book, I wondered if they would be able to translate the depth of feeling that the book conveyed to the screen.

I need not have feared, To Dance With The White Dog is a marvellous movie, as the swansong of this marvellous pair of actors, acting together, it not only lives up to the depth of love and belonging portrayed in the book, it surpasses it.

Hume Cronyn is marvellous in his role, he was such a fine actor that not once did I feel that this was just a movie, it was made real for me, and that is the mark of a great movie.

This is a story about love, about a love so strong that it survives even after death, and about caring and coping with grief, the story of man who when his wife dies feels like he just can't go on without her, and she returns as a white dog to help him cope with his grief and to learn to live again.

I admit to having a bias towards "weepy" movies like this, but still I think this is a wonderful feel good movie that most people would enjoy


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: To Dance with the White Dog (#43.1) See more »

Filming Locations:

Americus, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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