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Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 20 December 1987
Willow Creek, Alaska, is going through a depression because the local cannery has shut down putting many of the residents out of work. Ray and Pete are truck-driving brothers, different as ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Lang

Writers:

Peter L. Keys (suggested by material by), Michael Norell (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Schneider ... Ray
Tom Wopat ... Pete
Kim Delaney ... Jessie
Zachary Ansley ... Michael
Joy Coghill ... Charlotte
Antony Holland
Hoyt Axton ... Al
Dwight Koss ... Mayor Newman
Barbara Russell Barbara Russell ... Edna Mae
Ted Stidder Ted Stidder ... Doc
Robert Forsythe Robert Forsythe ... Chief Cobb
Charissa Reeves Charissa Reeves ... Sabrina
Geordie Needham Geordie Needham ... Thurgood
Robin Mossley ... Cecil
Brian MacDonald Brian MacDonald ... Dwayne (as Brian Mac Donald)
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Storyline

Willow Creek, Alaska, is going through a depression because the local cannery has shut down putting many of the residents out of work. Ray and Pete are truck-driving brothers, different as day and night, who are hired by an old friend to bring Christmas presents and one huge surprise from sunny California up to his home town. Along the way, the brothers and Pete's son Michael argue and get stuck in a blizzard, but finally reconcile with each other. Written by Jeff Olsen

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If ever a town needed a miracle it was Willow Creek. And if ever there's a time for miracles... it's Christmas.

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hristougenna stin Alaska See more »

Filming Locations:

Dawson, Yukon, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ITC Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

At the end of the movie, on Christmas day, the residents of Willow Creek (who have no money) are able to hire someone to spray fake snow on Al's house. Something like this would be very costly. Especially at the last minute AND on Christmas day. However, with Domingo, the shepherd's cane being seen next to the front door of the house, it could easily be another Christmas miracle. See more »

Quotes

Ray: What kind of name is "Turtle"?
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Soundtracks

Rolling Like a Tumbleweed
Performed by Billy Milo
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Charming Christmas Movie
5 January 2020 | by wwcainformationSee all my reviews

This was a charming Christmas movie that I believe was made for TV. It was nice to see John Schneider and Tom Wopat of Dukes of Hazard fame working together again. Just a nice feel good, family Christmas story about a trucker helping out a small town up north.


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