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I'll Be Home for Christmas (1997)

Veterinarian and part-time mayor Sarah heads a town council desperate to find a doctor to keep open the small town's clinic. They fear, rightly, that family after family will move away and ... See full summary »

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Jerry London

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Darrah Cloud
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Jillian ... Sarah Gladstone
Robert Hays ... Mike Greiser
Ashley Gorrell ... Jilly Greiser
Linda Sorensen ... Margie
Eric Peterson ... Dave
Bernard Behrens ... Hal
Tom Harvey Tom Harvey ... Hap
Jack Palance ... Bob Greiser
Jack Jessop Jack Jessop ... Nick Gladstone
Frances Hyland ... Thelma Jenkins
Stan Coles Stan Coles ... A.L. Drysdale
Joan Heney Joan Heney ... Edith Drysdale
Diego Matamoros Diego Matamoros ... Fred
Margaret Wright Margaret Wright ... Mary Jenkins
Ralph Small Ralph Small ... Clete Smith
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Veterinarian and part-time mayor Sarah heads a town council desperate to find a doctor to keep open the small town's clinic. They fear, rightly, that family after family will move away and the town will disappear. Their hopes are raised when Bob announces his widower son Michael the surgeon and grand daughter are going to visit for the first time in years for the Xmas holiday. The mayor's attempt to recruit Michael is complicated by their history (their high school romance) and his secret shame (that he has lost his confidence in his surgical skills to the point that his big city hospital is kicking him upstairs to an administrative position). Written by C. Comly

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I'll Be Home for Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Beeton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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I'll Be Home For Christmas
Written by Walter Kent, Kim Gannon & Buck Ram
Courtesy of Gannon & Kent Music
All rights reserved
Performed by Kenny Rogers
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A heartwarming story
16 October 2005 | by citizenjerrySee all my reviews

I liked this movie a lot for its old-fashioned romance and watching Mike come to realize just how important home and family are to the soul of man.

Gee willikers! It's just a movie. I hear plenty of people criticize every movie or TV show because "that's not how real cops would do it" or "that's not how real doctors would do it." Do we criticize a movie about time travel because that's not how it's done in real life? The magic of movies can only work when we're willing to suspend our disbelief and let the movie create its own reality.

So rather than negatively comparing movies to real life, I think we should just enjoy the film for what it is. And this one has a real sweetness to it.


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