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Christmas in Conway (2013)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 1 December 2013
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To the folks in Conway, South Carolina, Duncan Mayor is a very cranky guy. To "my sweet girl" - his wife, Suzy - he's a doting pussycat. But Suzy is just home from the hospital and cared ... See full summary »

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John Kent Harrison
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Andy Garcia ... Duncan Mayor
Mandy Moore ... Natalie Springer
Cheri Oteri ... Gayle Matthews
Riley Smith ... Tommy Harris
Mary-Louise Parker ... Suzy Mayor
Ric Reitz ... Sheriff Charlie
Mark Jeffrey Miller ... Henry
Greg Perrow ... Brian
Jason Davis ... Doctor Emmons
Andrea Powell ... Jean
Barbara Weetman ... Patty
Theodus Crane ... Lonnie
Joe Drago ... Cousin Pete
Jus Riddick ... Deputy Boltbee
Karanai Ravenscroft Karanai Ravenscroft ... Judge #1
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To the folks in Conway, South Carolina, Duncan Mayor is a very cranky guy. To "my sweet girl" - his wife, Suzy - he's a doting pussycat. But Suzy is just home from the hospital and cared for 24/7 by nurse Natalie, whom Duncan tries his best to ignore. Duncan decides the best medicine Suzy could possibly have - and a Christmas present she'll never forget -- is a ride on a real Ferris wheel, set up in their own back yard. Why a Ferris wheel? Because it was while riding one many moons ago that Duncan asked Suzy to marry him. Where to find a 45-foot-high used Ferris wheel? Duncan strikes gold in an abandoned amusement park, presided over by a lonely ex-carnival worker -- Henry. Assembling the mechanical monstrosity is not exactly a one-man job. Duncan gets a crucial assist from Tommy, a former student of Suzy's, who is deeply in her debt. He's become a successful landscape designer after a troubled youth; it was Suzy who set him straight. Meanwhile, the neighbors are not amused; ... Written by Hallmark Hall of Fame

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He gave her a gift this town will never forget.

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Drama | Romance

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The large bridge shown in the opening and again later in the film is the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Wilmington, NC. See more »

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Great cast, good movie... a little heartbreaking
24 December 2014 | by juneebuggySee all my reviews

This was very good, a little heartbreaking if I'm honest but I appreciated that it wasn't the usual cheesy or corny Christmas movie. A surprisingly great cast here too; Andy Garcia, is fantastic, Mandy Moore, very believable as the home care nurse and Mary-Louise Parker is suitably sick. They all do a great job telling the story of a grumpy (heartbroken) man who goes about building a Ferris wheel for his ailing wife in their backyard as a reminder of the night he proposed to her.

There are some very heartfelt moments here and a bit of a romance hinted at between Moore and the landscaper which is left a little vague. I could have done without the brief attempts at humour from the neighbourhood Grinch woman and the cowboy junkyard man. A beautiful ending here too which at first left me surprised -what, that's it? Because I was so engrossed in the story. But then when I thought about it I realized I didn't really need to see anymore. 12/22/14


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USA

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English

Release Date:

1 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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Christmas in Conway See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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16:9 HD
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