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The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue (1996)

When an unemployed Detroit man is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, his three children are determined to get him out of jail in time for Christmas and they decide to enlist the help of... See full summary »

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Rider McDowell, Michael De Guzman (as Michael de Guzman)
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Scarwid ... Mrs. Annie Feagan
Robert Urich ... Angus Feagan
Tegan Moss ... Bernice Feagan
Britt Irvin ... Lilly Feagan (as Brittney Irvin)
Alexander Pollock Alexander Pollock ... Jack Feagan
Tom Heaton ... Box Car Louie
Alf Humphreys ... Needles (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Matthew Walker ... Handy Andy
Frank C. Turner ... Hiram Wingate
Thomas Peacocke Thomas Peacocke ... President Hoover
Don S. Davis ... Dewey
Camille Mitchell ... Margaret
Donna White Donna White ... Miss Knight
Caroline Elliott Caroline Elliott ... Sarah
Kimberley Warnat ... Charlene
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Storyline

When an unemployed Detroit man is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, his three children are determined to get him out of jail in time for Christmas and they decide to enlist the help of "the most powerful man in the world" - President Hoover. En route to the White House, they meet an array of colorful characters. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fröhliche Weihnachten Mr. Präsident See more »

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Color
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Trivia

This movie was based on the actual story of Bernice Feagan. See more »

Goofs

The freight cars are obviously not Depression-era. See more »

Quotes

Jack Feagan: It wasn't me, Magic Dog bit him.
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Worth Seeing
20 October 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

During the Great Depression, an unemployed Detroit man is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, prompting his three children to travel 1,000 miles to the White House in search of help from President Herbert Hoover in order to have their father home for Christmas.

The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue is an American 1996 television film directed by Robert Ellis Miller. It was nominated for two Young Artist Awards in 1997.[1] The film was completed days before actor Robert Urich had surgery for cancer.

The film is told from the point of view from the oldest child. We see the events through her eyes and can't help but to route for her even though she is putting her siblings in danger.

I will watch it again if given the chance!


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