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The Christmas Wish (1998)

Intent on fulfilling his grandma's Christmas wish, a man sets out to find the woman mentioned in his late grandfather's journals. He learns the secrets of his past and the true meaning of Christmas.

Director:

Ian Barry

Writers:

Richard Siddoway (book), Beth Polson (television story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Patrick Harris ... Will Martin
Debbie Reynolds ... Ruth
Naomi Watts ... Renee
Alexandra Wilson ... Julia
Beverly Archer Beverly Archer ... Miss Enid Cook
Ian Meltzer Ian Meltzer ... Justin
Gary Bayer Gary Bayer ... Jimmy Hanning
James Greene ... Warren Martin
Jerry Douglas ... Mr. Askou
Michael Fairman ... Mr. Connor
Adilah Barnes ... Mary
Frank Birney ... Ray Spellman
Ismael 'East' Carlo ... Jose Rivera
Jan Hoag ... Mrs. Baker
Stuart Mitchell Stuart Mitchell ... Mr. Quinn
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Intent on fulfilling his grandma's Christmas wish, a man sets out to find the woman mentioned in his late grandfather's journals. He learns the secrets of his past and the true meaning of Christmas.

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Trivia

In one scene a character asks for an address. It was given as 7800 Beverly Blvd. In real life that is the address for CBS Television City in Hollywood CA. This film premiered on CBS Television. See more »

Goofs

At the restaurant, Will and Julia's ice cubes sit at the bottom of their water glasses. This reveals them to be prop ice cubes, as real ice floats in water. See more »

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a great great movie
16 December 2006 | by ydarbdSee all my reviews

chased this little gem down, had to buy it on DVD and closest place to purchase was America. lovely film.. saw it years ago on TV and always wanted to share the experience with friends that never got an opportunity to watch it themselves.never have i forgotten the story or the film's name , waited years to see would it appear on TV again. i honestly never considered buying it on DVD. have a packet of hankies ready as even a brute like me shed a tear at the twist in the story line. a real Christmas story, very true to life with a lesson for everyone. you would never catch the twist near the end. being placed in a similar situation to the characters in the movie it is easy to see how quick it would be to pre-judge somebody without knowing all the facts.this film first appeared in 1988 (ian Barry), be careful there are similarly named movies out there.....


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un secret bien gardé See more »

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Color:

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1.33 : 1
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