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Silver Bells (2005)

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Manhattanite Catherine O'Mara (Heche) bonds with a young man who has run away from his father. When the father returns to New York a year later to sell his Christmas trees, he and Catherine cross paths.

Director:

Dick Lowry

Writers:

Jim McGrath (teleplay), Luanne Rice (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Heche ... Catherine O'Mara
Tate Donovan ... Christy Byrne
Michael Mitchell Michael Mitchell ... Danny Byrne
Courtney Jines ... Bridget Byrne
Max Martini ... Rip
John Cunningham ... Sylvester Rheinback
John Benjamin Hickey ... Lawrence
Lourdes Benedicto ... Lizzie
Margo Martindale ... Mrs. Quinn
Steve Ryan ... Father
Mike Colter ... Bill
Joel Steingold ... Rip's Partner
David Doty David Doty ... Old Man
Lenora May ... Museum Employee
Victoria Justice ... Rose
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Storyline

Widower Christopher 'Christy' Byrne makes his preteen son Danny and daughter Bridget help out on the family tree farm, top priority. His year's highlight is selling their Christmas trees in New York. When Danny is sixteen, he runs away there to pursue his own dream, photography. Museum employee Catherine O'Mara securely helps him with assignments and study facilities. Christy and friendly cop Rip keep looking for Danny. But when contact is finally made, Christy still hasn't learned his lesson and Danny pays another cruel price. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Goofs

There is a point where "Rip" says to "Christy" that they are doing all they can (to find Danny) - however, he calls "Christy" Christian and then acts like he made a blooper, but I guess they decided not to redo the scene. See more »

Quotes

Christy Byrne: ...it's not something I can help him with. I wish I could give him something.
Sylvester Rheinback: You can give him the one thing that can only come from you.
Christy Byrne: What's that?
Doctor: [Interrupting] Mr Byrne?
Sylvester Rheinback: Your blessing.
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Connections

References A Season for Miracles (1999) See more »

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Jingle Jangle Christmas
Written by Blaire Reinhard
Performed by Blaire Reinhard
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Good Film For Adults Not for People with No Attention Span
3 December 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF BOGUS REVIEWS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM VERY FARE ABOUT THESE FILMS.

This is a nice little Christmas film that was part of the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production banner. In this film a single father runs a Christmas Tree Farm with his 2 teenage children. Once a year they go to New York City and sell the trees.

Upon the latest Christmas the man gets into a physical fight with his son. The son who is only 16 years old but he is a gifted photographer. After runs away he become homeless but is surviving by getting work at a newspaper. He is the unknown photographer taking pictures in the "LOOK UP CAMPAIGN".

The picture works well. The film has a message that was well worth exploring.

This film however is not for people with no attention span. Men under 40 will hate this. Children will be bored.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Silver Bells (#55.1) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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