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The Christmas Shepherd (2014)

The Christmas Shepherd is a story about a widow of a veteran, Sally Brown, who is a published children's book author. After her husband dies she is left with just "Buddy", his German ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Teri Polo ... Sally Brown
Martin Cummins ... Mark Green
Jordyn Ashley Olson Jordyn Ashley Olson ... Emma Green
Jody Thompson ... Beth
Tim Perez ... Truck Driver
Quinn Dubois Quinn Dubois ... Jacob
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ace Ace ... Buddy
Jeffrey Ballard ... Bryan Brown
Glynis Davies ... Clinic Director
Sidney Grigg ... Popular Student
Trevor Lerner ... Santa
Edwin Perez ... Staffer
Jill Teed ... Greta
June B. Wilde ... Margie
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Storyline

The Christmas Shepherd is a story about a widow of a veteran, Sally Brown, who is a published children's book author. After her husband dies she is left with just "Buddy", his German Shepherd. After a severe storm, Buddy runs off afraid setting in motion a series of events that are sure to unite more than just Buddy and Sally. Written by imdb-645-641022

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Side Street Post See more »
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Trivia

The Market where Sally buys her vegetables is actually a British candy store/tea house. It is located in Clayburn village in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. See more »

Goofs

When Sally is looking for photos to post, the word on the screen says "photo's". Sally is an author, and there's a really good chance she'd know that an apostrophe would not be used for plurals. See more »

Quotes

Jacob: Hasn't everything already been written about Christmas, between Dickens and Doctor Seuss?
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Lost Without You
Written by Jeff Toyne and Melissa R. Kaplan
Performed by Melissa R. Kaplan
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Nicely Done
26 November 2014 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This is one of the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies for 2014 -- they have been producing twelve of them every year for the last few years. It's one of their dog-centered pieces, as a German shepherd plays the go-between for the two romantic leads, Teri Polo and Mark Cummins and the effect is well done, with a nice, quizzical beast in the title role.

I have some issues with the production. It is supposedly set in Massachussetts in November, although there are several outdoors shots with trees wearing their summer leaves. There isn't much to it except for the central cast: widowed Teri Polo and her dog, widower Mark Cummins and his daughter, played by Jordyn Ashley Olson. It's a sentimental woman's movie that should please its intended audience of adult women and dog lovers.


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