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Papa's Angels (2000)

Arkansas furniture maker Grins Jenkins is a loving father to his five kids, as well as the life of every party in their small town. When his wife Sharon, who used to be the 'bad cop', ... See full summary »


Dwight H. Little


Collin Wilcox Paxton (book), Gary Carden (book) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Grins Jenkins
Lachlan Murdoch ... Alvin Jenkins
Cynthia Nixon ... Sharon Jenkins
Eva Marie Saint ... Dori "Grammy" Jenkins
Jenny-Lynn Hutcheson ... Hannah-Rose Jenkins
Kimberley Warnat ... Becca Jenkins
Kirsten Bishop ... Jessica
Brandon James Olson Brandon James Olson ... John Neal Jenkins
Shane Meier ... Jimmy Lee
Pamela Johnson Pamela Johnson ... Ethel
Marty Antonini Marty Antonini ... Reggie
Tim Koetting Tim Koetting ... Ludlow Sr.
Terry King Terry King ... Cobb Webb
Sean Easton Sean Easton ... Ludlow Jr.
Valerie Ann Pearson Valerie Ann Pearson ... Reverend's Wife


Arkansas furniture maker Grins Jenkins is a loving father to his five kids, as well as the life of every party in their small town. When his wife Sharon, who used to be the 'bad cop', slowly dies of TB, so does Grins' sense of fun. The kids refuse to keep mourning forever, but Grins turns his back on the world and can't believe the kids are enjoying life again. Then Christmastime arrives and son Alvin refuses to let his siblings' dreams be spoiled. Written by KGF Vissers

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At Christmas time, Grins Jenkins children prove to him that faith lives... and miracles happen.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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






Release Date:

3 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adieu soleil See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Alvin Jenkins: Mama's dead, Papa, not us!
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'Til the End of the World
Written by Newton F. Thomas, Jr.
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A wonderful movie that will tear at your emotions, with both highs and lows.
28 December 2005 | by runsalone1See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best that I have seen in quite a few years. It runs the gamut of emotional experiences. It goes through the highs that make you feel so warm and wonderful, and dives to the lows that tear your heart right out of your chest. You can't help but feel the Love, The Pain, and The Happiness of the Jenkins family in this film. I wish I had a copy of this film to keep as my own. We need more films of this magnitude Hollywood. All of the actors and actresses did a great job and made this a totally believable experience. The mountain setting and the fantastic background scenery was refreshing and made you yearn to be there to enjoy it in person. I will definitely watch it again and again and will buy it if I get the chance.

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