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Papa's Angels (2000)

Arkansas furniture maker Grins Jenkins is a loving father to his five kids, as well as the life of every party in their small town. When his wife Sharon, who used to be the 'bad cop', ... See full summary »


Dwight H. Little


Collin Wilcox Paxton (book), Gary Carden (book) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Grins Jenkins
Lachlan Murdoch ... Alvin Jenkins
Cynthia Nixon ... Sharon Jenkins
Eva Marie Saint ... Dori "Grammy" Jenkins
Jenny-Lynn Hutcheson ... Hannah-Rose Jenkins
Kimberley Warnat ... Becca Jenkins
Kirsten Bishop ... Jessica
Brandon James Olson Brandon James Olson ... John Neal Jenkins
Shane Meier ... Jimmy Lee
Pamela Johnson Pamela Johnson ... Ethel
Marty Antonini ... Reggie
Tim Koetting Tim Koetting ... Ludlow Sr.
Terry King Terry King ... Cobb Webb
Sean Easton Sean Easton ... Ludlow Jr.
Valerie Ann Pearson Valerie Ann Pearson ... Reverend's Wife
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Arkansas furniture maker Grins Jenkins is a loving father to his five kids, as well as the life of every party in their small town. When his wife Sharon, who used to be the 'bad cop', slowly dies of TB, so does Grins' sense of fun. The kids refuse to keep mourning forever, but Grins turns his back on the world and can't believe the kids are enjoying life again. Then Christmastime arrives and son Alvin refuses to let his siblings' dreams be spoiled. Written by KGF Vissers

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At Christmas time, Grins Jenkins children prove to him that faith lives... and miracles happen.


Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »

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Grins Jenkins: [is taking his son hunting] If you kill a deer, it's sad... for a minute. Then you skin it, and use the skin, the antlers and the meat. If you kill a man... it's worse than sad.
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Papa's Angels
28 December 2006 | by dalefromsantacruzSee all my reviews

This movie will bring out every emotion you have in you. It is a great cast of characters and it showcases the awesome talents of Scott Bakula. Who in my opinion is the best actor we have on this planet today. If you have ever seen an episode of Quantum Leap you would know what I was talking about. Anyway thank you again Mr. Bakula for bringing another great piece of work for the world too enjoy. This is also one of the best Holiday movies I have ever had the pleasure to of watched. It takes you down a road of varied emotions and then brings it home at the end with hope and prosperity. Again I say thank you, thank you, thank you Mr. Bakula I hope that one day you get the recognition that you so deserve as the most talented actor that the world has ever had the pleasure to have....

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3 December 2000 (USA) See more »

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