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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (1984)

Unrated | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 15 December 1984
Mickey Rooney plays Mike Halligan, a retired cop from Manhattan living in California with his family who decides to show his grandson, who has never seen snow before, what a real white ... See full summary »

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Peter H. Hunt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... Mike Halligan
Scott Grimes ... Robbie Westin
Barrie Youngfellow Barrie Youngfellow ... Kate Westin
George Gaynes ... Arch Angel
Gary Bayer Gary Bayer ... Rick Westin
William Griffis William Griffis ... Wiley Boggs
Christina Pickles ... Chris
Hamilton Camp ... Meek Angel
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Mr. Bibbs (as Elisha Cook)
Nicholas Hormann ... Mr. Jones
Wynn Irwin ... Santini
Hector Elias ... Ramos
Barbette Tweed Barbette Tweed ... Joanie
Lew Horn Lew Horn ... Johnson
Annie Potts ... Cindy Mills
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Storyline

Mickey Rooney plays Mike Halligan, a retired cop from Manhattan living in California with his family who decides to show his grandson, who has never seen snow before, what a real white Christmas in New York is like. But he dies from a sudden heart attack in which Halligan makes a deal with the Archangel of Heaven to return to Earth for a week until Christmas and show his grandson the seasonal glories of New York City. Written by Anonymous

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new york | christmas | angel | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jerry Maren, credited as Elf 3 in the pie fight sequence, portrayed the lead Lollipop Guild Munchkin in The Wizard Of Oz (1939), who actually hands Dorothy the lollipop. See more »

Quotes

Mike Halligan: I don't want you to ever hang up on your father like I just did. It's all right for me to do it... because... I'm older and... I'm senile.
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Connections

Referenced in Family Matters: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (1996) See more »

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It was a great movie
6 November 2001 | by icorgisrusSee all my reviews

If you believe in Christmas and all good things this is a movie for you. Mickey Rooney goes back to New York to bring back the Christmas spirit. If you have any faith and believe this is a great movie for the whole family. Unfortunately people will never know as the networks once again have shelved a good family Christmas movie for the garbage they put on at Christmas or should I say the lack of Christmas movies. Over the years they have been showing fewer and fewer. I would love a chance to own this movie or at least see it on TV again.

Thanx Ian


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