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Blessings (2003)

Released from jail after a term basically served instead of friends he refused to rat out, Charles 'Skip' Cuddy is grateful his gentleman instinct gets him a job with living quarters as ... See full summary »

Director:

Arvin Brown

Writers:

Anna Quindlen (novel), Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Tyler Moore ... Lydia Blessing
Liam Waite ... Charles 'Skip' Cuddy
China Chow ... Jennifer Foster
Kathleen Quinlan ... Meredith Blessing
Janaya Stephens ... Young Lydia Blessing
Ralph Waite ... Sheriff
Joris Jarsky ... Chris
Laura Regan ... Shelley
Marcus Hutchings Marcus Hutchings ... Sunny
Diego Klattenhoff ... Benny
Cory Bowles ... Joe
Nikki Barnett Nikki Barnett ... Paula
Joseph Rutten ... Dr. Benjamin
Simon Henderson ... Tommy
Joseph McKibbon Joseph McKibbon ... Pat the bartender (as Joe McKibbon)
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Released from jail after a term basically served instead of friends he refused to rat out, Charles 'Skip' Cuddy is grateful his gentleman instinct gets him a job with living quarters as handyman on a semi-destitute estate Blessings. Working hard, he wins further confidence from the owner, bitter widow Lydia Blessing, unlike her in-living bitch nurse Jennifer. When a baby is left at the state, Skip takes it in and secretly cares for it. Lydia eventually finds out but sides with him, feeling robbed of grandchildren by her careerist only daughter Meredith. Then Skip's past comes knocking, and the baby's birth parents. Written by KGF Vissers

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One abandoned baby will give these two lonely people a second chance at life.

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Drama

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Wonderful & Touching Story to Say the Lease!
22 May 2005 | by beebertieSee all my reviews

I really did enjoy "Blessings". It is extremely touching to say the lease. The well picked cast of Mary Tyler Moore, Liam Waite (Ralph Waite's son of The Waltons), and Kathleen Quinlan make the entire story come alive. The film is family orientated and would be great to view as a family during the Christmas Holiday Season. The characters become one as a family and mutual love is expressed to each other to help them become closer. Often times we don't see what is on the inside unless we see what is on the outside first. This is such a movie. Life teaches all sorts of lessons to help us learn from one another. It is a moving experience in loving your neighbor and learning how to be kinder to one another. I have tried to locate this little gem, but haven't had any luck whatsoever. You can be sure if it comes on again, I will definitely have my VCR ready to record.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La casa Blessings See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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