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Secret of Giving (1999)

As Christmas approaches, a single mother (played by Reba McEntire) struggles to raise her son and keep up the payments on her Oregon ranch, which is difficult since she's heavily in debt. ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Pillsbury

Writers:

Jack Curtis (book), Scott Swanton (television story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reba McEntire ... Rose Cameron
Thomas Ian Griffith ... Harry Withers
Ronny Cox ... Harlan Gotch
Devon Alan ... Toby Cameron
Philip Granger ... Bull Thatcher
Michael Puttonen ... Mr. Martino
Ronin Wong ... Wong (as Ronin)
Garett Beck Garett Beck ... Tilly
Michael Hogan ... Sheriff Pardue
Sheelah Megill Sheelah Megill ... Mrs. Mason
Alex Diakun ... Mr. Mason
Tom Shorthouse Tom Shorthouse ... Dr. Nichols
Nicole Robert Nicole Robert ... Millie Gotch
Peter LaCroix ... Kelsey
Laurie Murdoch ... Mr. Sweeny
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Storyline

As Christmas approaches, a single mother (played by Reba McEntire) struggles to raise her son and keep up the payments on her Oregon ranch, which is difficult since she's heavily in debt. But she's a tough cookie, and proves that a steadfast attitude and an open heart go a long way in surviving the cold hearts and greed of the Scrooges around her. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and violence
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas in Calico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Secret of Giving (1999)'s date of release, Thursday, November 25th, 1999, was on Thanksgiving Thursday holiday. See more »

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A fabulous and unique Christmas story.

This is one of the most unique and enjoyable Christmas movies I have seen. It is VERY well written and the cast is just perfect. This heart warming story is interesting from the very start and keeps you interested to the very end. Reba is outstanding in her role. Her acting is superb and makes her character extremely likable. Her son is just adorable. This holiday story has something for everyone: adventure, holiday music, friendships, loss, romance and a plot turn that warms the heart. The way this movie was filmed makes you feel like you are there with them. The town is just what you would expect to see in 1903. You will want to watch this fun movie more than once.


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