Generation Gap:Hallmark Channel Movie starring Ed Asner (Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Christmas Card, etc...), Rue McClanahan (The Golden Girls), and co-starring Ralph Waite and Hal Williams (The Waltons).
Edward Asner ... Bart Cahill
Rue McClanahan ... Kay
Ralph Waite ... Chick
Hal Williams ... Mac
Alex Black ... Dylan Statlan
Danielle Savre ... Jenny
John Heard ... Principal Stewart
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Veronica Statlan
Charlie McDermott ... Corey Miller
Brenda Goodbread ... Picnic Guest
Gabriel Schwalenstocker ... Dwayne
A rebellious teenager (Alex Black) is forced to spend the summer with his grandfather (Edward Asner), a retired World War II Colonel. Their differences may go deeper than just the years that seperate them, but the two slowly develop a mutual respect - and love - for one another.
I loved watching the grandson and grandfather come together in this movie and bond. It was great to see their mutual respect for one another and their love.
I also thought it was sweet watching the boy ask the local girl out and it was so precious how the grandfather and his friends made them a very special dinner for their "first date".
Spoiler: There was a very sad ending.... as the grandfather, played by Ed Asner, passed away.
I do wish the story could have ended differently as it turned a very sweet story into a very sad one... and we were left wondering if the boy would go home now with his mother or somehow stay in his Grandfather's town. So many unanswered questions.
See or Skip:
See, but most likely not for young children.
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