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A Grandpa for Christmas (2007)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 24 November 2007
Bert is an old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer, who's retired from showbiz and estranged from his daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter, Becca. Bert, about to sell his house and move into a ... See full summary »

Director:

Harvey Frost

Writer:

David Alexander
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernest Borgnine ... Bert O'Riley
Katherine Helmond ... Roxie Famosa
Juliette Goglia ... Becca O'Riley
Richard Libertini ... Karl Sugarman
Tracy Nelson ... Marie O'Riley
Jamie Farr ... Adam Johnson
Quinn K. Redeker ... Jack Fast (as Quinn Redeker)
Justine Dorsey ... Ashley Gee (as Justine Rose Dorsey)
Timilee Romolini ... Christine Rogers
Tom Virtue ... George Rogers
K.T. Thangavelu ... Dr. Burney
Gwen McGee ... Kathryn Waters
Kelsey Lewis ... Heather Rogers
Ruth Silveira Ruth Silveira ... Ruth Ortiz
Alaina Talebreza Alaina Talebreza ... Mrs. Casterline
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Storyline

Bert is an old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer, who's retired from showbiz and estranged from his daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter, Becca. Bert, about to sell his house and move into a retirement home, suddenly finds himself caring for Becca when her mom is hospitalized - and the bond between the two of them grows (Bert takes Becca to school everyday; she meets his old show-biz friends). Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG

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Official Sites:

Hallmark Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bert & Becca See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

When Becca finds the iPod from Bert he is very pleasantly surprised when she calls him Grandpa and not Bert, however it wasn't the first time, she called him Grandpa at the audition when he was whooping and clapping. See more »

Quotes

Bert O'Riley: [Reading a cookbook] Blanch the carrots. What the heck does that mean?
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Written By: Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and Stephen Lang
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Ernest Borgnine Plays against Type and Succeeds
1 November 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE FILM. 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 HONEST!

Bert (Ernest Borgnine) is a retired Hollywood actor who has been estranged from his only daughter Marie (Tracy Nelson) for many years. When she ends up in the hospital following a car accident, Social Services places her 10-year-old daughter, Becca (Juliette Goglia), with the grandfather she has never met. The generation gap is apparent as Bert and Becca try to adjust to their new lives together.

The film feel very authentic. I love how Ernest house looks on the inside and out. It looks like a home you would see in the San Fernando Valley. The cast of supporting players is 1st rate.

Now this film is ABOVE THE AVERAGE HALLMARK FILM. When this comes on watch it. You won't be disappointed. Ernest Borgnine is terrific. He plays against his persona. He plays someone very vulnerable who you just can't help loving.


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