Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas

Peter McCubbin (1990)

96min
U Certificate
Tue 24 Dec 9am - 11am Talking Pictures TV
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Review

Our Score
As far as Hollywood is concerned, this is the season to be tacky and few films have packed in as many overripe ingredients as this gooey confection. That game old trouper Mickey Rooney stars as a petty crook whose bungled car theft leads to the most magical Christmas of his life. This blend of whimsy and wish fulfilment was old hat when Rooney was a child star, but at least then there were directors capable of turning such mawkish material into wholesome family entertainment. Sadly, Peter McCubbin is not that good, but the end result is still quite quaint.

Summary

An elderly thief is caught breaking into a car by the angry owner. But the ensuing confrontation unexpectedly puts the crook on the path to rediscovering the true spirit of Christmas, aided by a little girl who decides the old man just needs a little love and affection. Family drama, starring Mickey Rooney, Chantellese Kent, Simon Richards and Lesley Kelly.

Cast & Crew

Elmer Mickey Rooney
Amanda Chantellese Kent
Reg Simon Richards
Barb Spencer Lesley Kelly
Justin Spencer Noah Plener
Sam Whitney Joel Kaiser
Marla Whitney Susan Hamann
Archie Whitney Ken McKenzie
Director Peter McCubbin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video
Drama Children's