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A Christmas Memory (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 »

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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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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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I could identify with Buddy
1 June 2017 | by christmasfeverSee all my reviews

A "Christmas Memory" is a film that you may have never herd of but please don't stop you from viewing it.

This is the early life of Truman Capote. In this film he is a young boy who is helping his Aunt with her annual Christmas Fruitcake baking, His aunt is not the world's smartest person but she is full of what this world needs and that is giving "Unconditional Love". Buddy her also "Best Friends" who really do need each other. He loves her as much as she loves him.

Buddy & Sook live in a house with Sook's older siblings. The family patriarch however runs the house with an iron fist. She also doesn't seem to love having Buddy around. Buddy's has been living with them for over a year. His parents divorced & his dad lives in New Orleans. His mother is in "New YorK" trying to be an actress.

To tel you more would be a crime but this was a movie I could relate too.

Don't miss this! It is a great & emotional experience!


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