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One Special Night (1999)

Two strangers take refuge in a small cabin during a stormy winter night and, despite their differences, or perhaps because of them, they are undeniably drawn to one another in this holiday classic.


Roger Young


Jan Hartman (play), Nancey Silvers (teleplay)
1 nomination. See more awards »




Complete credited cast:
James Garner ... Robert Woodward
Julie Andrews ... Catherine
Patricia Charbonneau ... Lori
Stacy Grant ... Jaclyn Woodward
Stewart Bick Stewart Bick ... Jeff
Daniel Magder ... Michael
Sheena Larkin Sheena Larkin ... Marybeth Woodward
Kim Roberts ... Nurse Sara
Gary Plaxton Gary Plaxton ... Dr. Michaels
Belinda Hum Belinda Hum ... New Hospice Nurse
Kerrilyn Keith Kerrilyn Keith ... O.R. Nurse (as Kerilyn Keith)
Sasha Wentges ... Nursery Nurse
Annabelle Torsein Annabelle Torsein ... Young Hospice Nurse
Frank Cavallero Frank Cavallero ... TV Reporter
Sam Stone Sam Stone ... Murray


Robert Woodward (James Garner), a general contractor, is visiting his ailing wife in a nursing home. When it's time for him to leave, he has problems getting a taxi home, because of an intense snow storm. Catherine (Dame Julie Andrews), one of the doctors, offers him a ride. However, because of the snow, their car gets stuck, requiring them to overnight in an empty cabin nearby. They talk and bond, but afterwards seem to have difficulty beginning a relationship. The third, and last, professional collaboration between long-time friends Garner and Andrews. Written by Paul Hunter aka "Bob the Moo" / revision by TrivWhiz

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


James Garner and Dame Julie Andrews starred in The Americanization of Emily (1964) and Victor Victoria (1982). See more »


When James Garner breaks into the cabin, it takes him only a couple of seconds to get to the front door and open it for Julie Andrews. It should have taken a lot more time, as he would have had to climb into the broken window and cross the floor. He also says that he has checked the phone and found it was dead. He simply would not have had the time to have done that. See more »


[Catherine and Robert have just got on the tractor]
Catherine: Can't you go faster? I could walk faster!
Robert: Okay, then get off!
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User Reviews

An EXCELLENT movie!!
24 December 2006 | by carson9806See all my reviews

My spouse & I count this movie as one of our all time favorites & a MUST SEE for the holidays. We never miss it, as it is an extremely enjoyable, fun, romantic & heartwarming movie, with a superb cast who give fantastic performances. Ms. Andrews & Mr. Garner, reportedly close friends in real life, have a lot of "spark" together & the dialog written for them is, at times, hysterical. There are some sad points in the movie, which only make it more believable & true-to-life. The scenery in this movie is gorgeous & there are a few stories going on at once, making it a non-stop enjoyable movie. The title, "One Special Night" defines the catalyst for a lifetime of special love & relationships.

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Release Date:

28 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Winter Visitor See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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