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The Christmas Shoes (2002)

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A young boy tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for his dying mother, while a lawyer tries to deal with the break-up of his marriage.

Director:

Andy Wolk

Writers:

Donna Van Liere (book), Wesley Bishop (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Robert Layton
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Maggie Andrews (as Kimberly Williams)
Max Morrow ... Nathan Andrews
Maria del Mar ... Kate Layton
Hugh Thompson ... Jack Andrews
Dorian Harewood ... Dalton Gregory
Shirley Douglas ... Ellen Layton
Amber Marshall ... Lily
Rhonda McLean ... Gwen
Jeremy Akerman ... Tom Wilson
John Maclaren ... Dean McGraw
Brian Heighton Brian Heighton ... Jake Cardwell
Geoff Herod Geoff Herod ... Young Adult Nathan
Bill Carr ... Dr. Mather
John Dunsworth ... Dr. Julian
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Storyline

Two separate stories mesh - in the first, a young music teacher, Maggie Andrews, begins dying of a heart condition and her son Nathan tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for her before she dies. In the second, lawyer Robert Layton and his wife Kate are slowly drifting apart and the matter comes to a head during Christmas when Kate takes over for Maggie for the school choir and declines a job in Robert's firm. When Robert's mother passes away, he begins to reconsider things and his and Nathan's paths cross on Christmas Eve as Nathan tries to raise the money for the shoes and Robert tries to get a present for his daughter. Written by crow_steve@hotmail.com

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christmas | based on book | See All (2) »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Christmas Shoes See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

If you look closely you'll realize that the man that Rob Lowes character talks to when he visits the grave site at the beginning and end of the movie is the adult Nathan See more »

Goofs

The lights on Maggie's bed keep changing, including a scene where one panel disappears altogether (at 01:07:19 and 01:23:18). See more »

Quotes

Maggie Andrews: Honey, what's the matter?
Nathan Andrews: Your heart. I just wanted to see if it was still beating.
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Connections

Followed by The Christmas Blessing (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Christmas Shoes
Written by Eddie Carswell and Leonard Ahlstrom
Performed by Newsong
Courtesy of Reunion Records
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Wonderful
27 November 2007 | by thumpergirl03See all my reviews

I rented this movie from my church and just got finished watching it. I never read the book but I've heard the song on the radio, and cried the first time i heard it. The acting was superb especially Rob Lowe as Robert Layton (he's one of my favorite actors). The boy who played Nathan was excellent his acting was so good and realistic that I cried with him. It's especially sad that his mom died at Christmastime. The choir who sang outside the home were beautiful they sounded like a professional choir. I'm not gonna ruin it for people who haven't seen it but I will say that I definitely recommend it to people who believe in miracles and how the smallest ones can change your life.


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