Christmas in Canaan (2010)
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Christmas in Canaan (2010)

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An unlikely friendship blossoms between two 10 year-old boys from different backgrounds during the racially charged backdrop of rural Texas, 1964. Through the years into manhood, prevailing attitudes and the growing civil rights movement severely test the… View More
Genres Drama
Director Neill L. Fearnley
Starring Billy Ray Cyrus, Matt Ward, Jaishon Fisher, Zak Ludwig View More
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Movie Summary

An unlikely friendship blossoms between two 10 year-old boys from different backgrounds during the racially charged backdrop of rural Texas, 1964. Through the years into manhood, prevailing attitudes and the growing civil rights movement severely test their friendship. In the end, they will discover that despite people's differences, it's the memories you make that determine your happiness and peace in life.
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Movie Details

Genres Drama
Director Neill L. Fearnley
Starring Billy Ray Cyrus, Matt Ward, Jaishon Fisher, Zak Ludwig, Jacob Blair
Studio Name Vivendi Entertainment
Release Date 2010
VUDU Release Date 12/20/2012
Rating TV-PG About Ratings
Running Time 90 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Enhanced Widescreen, Dolby Digital

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