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A Christmas Memory (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 21 December 1997
A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried. ... See full summary »

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writers:

Truman Capote (story), Duane Poole (teleplay)
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patty Duke ... Sook
Piper Laurie ... Jennie
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Seabone
Anita Gillette ... Callie
Julia McIlvaine ... Rachel
Esther Scott ... Anna Stabler
Eric Lloyd ... Buddy
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Haha Jones
Robert C. Treveiler ... Adult Buddy (as Robert Treveiler)
Dan Albright ... Grocer
Reynolds Allen Reynolds Allen ... Customer
Suzi Bass Suzi Bass ... Rachel's Mother
Dan Biggers Dan Biggers ... Reverend Dickson
Lala Cochran Lala Cochran ... Lazy Wife
David Dwyer ... Farley Wood
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Storyline

A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried. Buddy brings life to the house and develops a close friendship with one of the older, simpler ladies, Sook. Buddy and Sook undertake many adventures together, including the baking of 31 fruit-cakes which they give as Christmas presents, even mailing them to President and Mrs. Roosevelt and Jean Harlowe! Just before Christmas, one of the older cousins begins to wonder if it is best for Buddy to be living with them... Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Eric Lloyd played Santa's son, opposite Tim Allen in The Santa Clause (1994), The Santa Clause 2 (2002), and Santa Clause 3: the Escape Clause (2006). See more »

Connections

Remake of ABC Stage 67: A Christmas Memory (1966) See more »

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Warm entertaining movie
26 December 2014 | by redwhiteandblue1776See all my reviews

It's interesting how many reviewers commented on this movie and compared this version to an earlier movie version of the story. Since most people will only see this movie made in 1997, these comparisons mean very little. Tearing down this movie, because they liked the original better doesn't take away from the charm of this one. My family really enjoyed this movie as a warm, loving, well made story. For the most part, it appears people who watched this movie really enjoyed it and rate it highly. The only ones who gave it low marks are those who fancy themselves as movie "experts." And as I have discovered, many times in their attempt to sound lofty, intellectual and smarter than everyone else, they totally miss the point.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Truman Capote's 'A Christmas Memory' See more »

Filming Locations:

Sharpsburg, Georgia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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