A multimillionaire, whose son and daughter are gay, leaves a will with one clause: His children will inherit his money only if at least one of them produces him a grandchild within a year of his death.
Robert Downey Sr.
Robert Downey Jr.,
Friends for ten years, a group of twenty-somethings head for the ski slopes as guests of Ian's father. (Ian and dad are estranged because dad worked too many hours when Ian was a lad.) Dad ... See full summary »
2 girls wait outside a young actor's door and find out he's had them both as "only" girlfriend the last 10 months. They wait inside after breaking in. When Blake comes home he just can't stop lying but they stay.
Robert Downey Jr.,
Natasha Gregson Wagner
A documentary filmmaker, who has spent the last 15 years making films like "Aluminum: Our Shiny Friend," is finally given the chance to make the documentary on Indian farming he has always ... See full summary »
Caesar is a would-be rock star. But for now, he works at a pencil eraser factory. Soon he falls in love with the owner's daughter. In order to get her, he bets with the old man that he can ... See full summary »
Anthony Michael Hall
Anthony Michael Hall,
After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family.
Robert Downey Jr.
A charming tale about a family of mice living in the wealthy and eccentric Mr. Willowby's house. They decide to start the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree (namely, chopping off the top of the perfect tree Mr. Willowby has brought home). However, while they continually attempt to take their piece of tree, the top of the tree is passed around from humans to animals, each one taking just enought of the tree to make it the perfect size for them. Through this adventure, the mice see how others celebrate Christmas.Written by
This TV special has been an annual favorite in our house since it came out in 1995. Fortunately, I videotaped it and my family is glad I did. This is a wonderful adaptation of a classic children's book. Mr Willowby (played by Robert Downey Jr.) is the very epitome of Christmas spirit and cheer. However, his beautiful perfect Christmas tree is too big. What to do? The tree top is lopped and surprises ensue as the tree (or parts of it anyway) finds its way into the hands of many who also wish to celebrate the holiday season. Leslie Nielsen and Stockard Channing round out a marvelous cast along with many puppet animals including a cameo by Kermit the Frog himself. This special does deserve to be on DVD although I have my doubts it will ever get there. If it ever gets rerun on TV and you have a chance to watch it I highly recommend this for the entire family to watch....and don't forget to record it!
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