Christmas miracle of Jonathan Toomey
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Tom Berenger and Joely Richardson star in this live-action adaptation of Susan Wojciechowski's beloved children's tome, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. The fable centers around two lonely, broken people. Jonathan Toomey (Berenger) is a woodcutter who buried his ability to love when he lost his wife and child in a horrid accident, and thus earned the nickname Gloomy at the hands of misunderstanding local children. Thomas McDowell (newcomer Luke Ward-Wilkinson) watched quietly as the death of his father ripped away his childhood innocence - and destroyed his world. Now, Thomas's single mother, Susan (Richardson) must sell their urban home and move, son-in-tow, into the countryside to live with her sister. When Thomas grows virtually inconsolable over the loss of a wooden manger scene bequeathed to him by his dad, Susan asks Jonathan to carve a new one for the young boy. In time, a most unexpected friendship blossoms between Thomas and the old woodcutter, that heals the wounds and melts the heart of each broken soul. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
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|Publisher|| Santa Monica, CA :Genius Products,2007
|Other Titles|| Christmas miracle of Jonathan Toomey.
Berenger, Tom, 1949-
Ward-Wilkinson, Luke, 1992-
Wojciechowski, Susan. Christmas miracle of Jonathan Toomey.
Bauer Martinez Studios.
Formula Films (Firm)
Templar Films (Firm)
Tom Berenger, Joely Richardson, Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Lia Williams, Jenny O'Hara, Ronald Pickup.
Director of photography, Emmanuel Kadosh ; editor, David Freeman ; casting, John Hubbard, Dan Hubbard ; costume designer, Maria Price ; visual effects, Kit Monkman, Tom Wexler ; composer, Guy Farley.
Based on the book by Susan Wojciechowski.
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, NTSC.
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.