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A Grandpa for Christmas

A Grandpa for Christmas

Harvey Frost (2007)



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Ernest Borgnine brings warmth and spirit to a simple tale of family values in this uplifting festive drama. He plays a retired actor who has to care for a granddaughter he didn't know existed after his estranged daughter is hospitalised. Ghosts are laid to rest and songs shared as grandpa soon wins over the antagonistic youngster with the assistance of his veteran showbiz pals. There's plenty of tugging of the heartstrings and few surprises, yet despite its saccharine predictability the feature has a wholesome charm that's hard to resist. Borgnine and his fellow oldies are gently endearing, making the obligatory life lessons easier to digest.


An elderly actor who is happiest with his own company unexpectedly ends up having to care for his grand-daughter over Christmas when her mother is hospitalised in a car crash. Although the pair find it hard to get along at first, they eventually bond while working on a school pageant. Family comedy, starring Ernest Borgnine, Juliette Goglia and Katherine Helmond.

Cast & Crew

Bert O'Riley Ernest Borgnine
Becca O'Riley Juliette Goglia
Roxie Katherine Helmond
Karl Sugerman Richard Libertini
Marie O'Riley Tracy Nelson
Adam Jamie Farr
Director Harvey Frost
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Other Information

Language: English Colour

Comedy Childrens

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