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Angel in the Family (2004)

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An ailing widowed father and his two estranged daughters experience a miracle when their late matriarch returns to spend Christmas with them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meredith Baxter ... Lorraine
Ronny Cox ... Buddy
Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Beth
Tracey Needham ... Sarah
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Alex
David Chisum ... David
Tommy Hinkley ... Joe
Tess Harper ... Mrs. Nelly Tomkins
Alex Scarlis Alex Scarlis ... Keith (as Alexander Scarlis)
Kristina Krofft ... Assistant
Joshua Grenrock Joshua Grenrock ... Howie
Patrick Day ... The Client
James Tumminia ... Doctor
Warren D. Davis Warren D. Davis ... Minister
Dominic Scott Kay ... Frankie
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Storyline

Sarah Bishop and her estranged sister Beth are reunited after their father Buddy suffers a mild stroke. Buddy, who's never accepted the loss of his wife Lorraine, wants only one thing-to return home for Christmas. With sweet memories of a life gone by, Sarah makes an impossible wish that her mother could be there, too. By morning, it is as if a winter prayer has been answered. Bearing a message of hope, healing, and everlasting love, a miracle has arrived... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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A miracle mends a family torn apart. See more »

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Official Sites:

Hallmark Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home for Christmas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Lorraine finds the obituary written for her by Sarah, she points out that the year given, 1946, should be 1947. That's the year that the actress Meredith Baxter, who plays Lorraine, was born. See more »

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Very warming movie with excellent values
17 September 2005 | by JJBustamanteSee all my reviews

The story basically is about a widower father and his two daughters who often had disputes. The father got really ill near Christmas, so he and his two daughters spent the Christmas in their old family home.

By some miracle, their mother who passed away several years previous suddenly came back to help straighten things out.

I suppose that this is a fantasy that everyone who lost a loved one has, and this movie was a nice exploration of what could happen in such a case.

Aside from that, this movie has excellent moral values and is perfect for the whole family. Subtly but surely, this movie illustrates mainstream Judeo-Christian values. It successfully showed us the problems of addictions, abortion, fornication and obsessions without showing us the ugly side of humanity -- an extremely unusual feat.

Those who do not like being preached to would likewise enjoy this movie, as even though it is a movie of morality, it does not try to indoctrinate or preach.

This is the perfect movie.


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