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The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue (1996)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 15 December 1996
When an unemployed Detroit man is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, his three children are determined to get him out of jail in time for Christmas and they decide to enlist the help of... See full summary »

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Rider McDowell, Michael De Guzman (as Michael de Guzman)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Scarwid ... Mrs. Annie Feagan
Robert Urich ... Angus Feagan
Tegan Moss ... Bernice Feagan
Britt Irvin ... Lilly Feagan (as Brittney Irvin)
Alexander Pollock Alexander Pollock ... Jack Feagan
Tom Heaton ... Box Car Louie
Alf Humphreys ... Needles (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Matthew Walker ... Handy Andy
Frank C. Turner ... Hiram Wingate
Thomas Peacocke Thomas Peacocke ... President Hoover
Don S. Davis ... Dewey
Camille Mitchell ... Margaret
Donna White Donna White ... Miss Knight
Caroline Elliott Caroline Elliott ... Sarah
Kimberley Warnat ... Charlene
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Storyline

When an unemployed Detroit man is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, his three children are determined to get him out of jail in time for Christmas and they decide to enlist the help of "the most powerful man in the world" - President Hoover. En route to the White House, they meet an array of colorful characters. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fröhliche Weihnachten Mr. Präsident See more »

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Color
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Trivia

This movie was based on the actual story of Bernice Feagan. See more »

Goofs

The freight cars are obviously not Depression-era. See more »

Quotes

Jack Feagan: It wasn't me, Magic Dog bit him.
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I've watched this film many times & love it
15 August 2006 | by flicka55See all my reviews

This is a true story with quite a few twists on reality but well done & fun to watch. Bernice Feagan was my mother & we had no idea that a story had been written about her adventure until we saw it on cable.She passed away in 1998 and never did figure out how it was made without her knowledge.In reality, she contacted President Hoover at age 13 to have my grandfather pardoned from prison for car theft and she and one of her younger brothers & sisters ( Ray & Irene ) went with her to Washington on a Greyhound bus supplied by the company owner probono. She did meet with Hoover & her & her siblings appeared in many major newspapers in big photographs, likely a publicity stunt as no one was happy with Hoover in 1932 in the throws of depression. He pardoned my grandpa ( Charles Feagan , not Angus) & shortly thereafter mom's mom died from appendicitis. My mother became the new mother of 5 little siblings & lived a very hard life as my grandpa was disabled with Parkinson's disease. the true story of my mom's life was very interesting and I am writing about it now. Hopefully a movie can be made about her real life. She was very tough but loving. John


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