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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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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 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:

Not Rated
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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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Trivia

Eric Lloyd goes on to play Santas son, opposite Tim Allen in The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, and Santa Clause 3: the Escape Clause. See more »

Connections

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

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Well Made Patty Duke Shines
28 April 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 400 Christmas MOVIES.

BEWARE OF BOGUS REVIEWS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW. WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION. NOW I HAVE NO AGENDA! I AM HONEST! I REVIEW Christmas MOVIES AS A WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF WHAT I HAVE SEEN!

This film is a bout a boy named "Buddy" When Buddy's parents split and his New York thespian mother makes her career a priority, exuberant young boy Buddy (Eric Lloyd) is sent to the Depression-era South to live with distant and aging cousins. Though cousin Jennie (Piper Laurie) is strict and joy is hard to come by in the small town, Buddy finds an unlikely friend in his mentally challenged elder cousin, Sook (Patty Duke). Buddy and Sook embark on many delightful exploits, but forces beyond their control threaten to separate them.

This is a well made adaption of source material. The film holds your attention. The heart of this story is about "Unconditional Love". The two leads in this film have that for each other. It is love that all us deserve to find. I highly recommend this. It is family safe but small children will be bored. I think this is one of those films that the older you are the more you will enjoy this.

I will watch this again.


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