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A Gift of Love - The Daniel Huffman Story
A Gift of Love - The Daniel Huffman Story
Actors: Debbie Reynolds, Ed Marinaro, Elden Henson, Dan MacDonald, Allegra Denton
Director: John Korty
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
NR     2002     1hr 24min

Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 05/28/2002 Run time: 93 minutes

     

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Actors: Debbie Reynolds, Ed Marinaro, Elden Henson, Dan MacDonald, Allegra Denton
Director: John Korty
Creators: Milan Podsedly, Laurel Ladevich, Bob Chmiel, Dan Paulson, Peter Miller, Robert Halmi Jr., Anna Sandor
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Family Films, Television
Studio: Showtime Ent.
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/28/2002
Original Release Date: 11/21/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 11/21/1999
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 24min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Wayne F. (WWIIpfc) from COLORADO SPGS, CO
Reviewed on 3/6/2014...
This was truly a gift of love.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kathleen B. (Pigglet) from SILVER LAKE, OR
Reviewed on 7/26/2009...
A VERY moving story!!!
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Pamela A. from WHEELING, WV
Reviewed on 7/26/2009...
Truly touching movie! Well worth watching!
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A well-acted adaption of a true story
Nebula | Pennsylvania, USA | 08/12/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Based on a true story, "Gift of Love" tells the story of a high school student, Daniel Huffman (played by Elden Henson), who looks to have a promising future in football. He is very close to his grandmother, Shirlee Allison (Debbie Reynolds), who helped to raise him.Shirlee becomes quite ill, and is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. Daniel selflessly gives her one of his, a choice that results in him never being able to play football again.The movie was obviously made to "tug at the heart strings"; it's packed with saccharine, if you catch my drift. The acting, however, is top notch - with fantastic performances from Henson and Reynolds, especially. Ed Marinaro also stars as Daniel's coach."
Sappy, but very sweet
Alyssa A. Lappen | Earth | 04/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This Hallmark film, apparently made for Showtime, is based on the true sacrifice of high school junior Daniel Huffman (Elden Henson) who donated a kidney to save the life of his beloved grandmother Shirlee Allison (Debbie Reynolds), even though it meant giving up his boyhood dream--now within reach--of playing on a winning high school football team.

This is a sappy movie, to be sure, such as one would expect from Hallmark. But it is also educational, and inspirational. My high school student especially loved it, maybe because it was a gift from his beloved grandmother, who fortunately does not need a kidney.
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IT IS A GIFT OF LOVE
Diane H. Reed | CASTRO VALLEY,CALIF. | 08/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A FRIEND TAPED THIS OFF TV FOR ME AND IT IS WEARING OUT,AND I DISCOVERED IT ON HERE,IT IS A VERY WARM FAMILY MOVIE AND IT IS GOOD TO SEE DEBBIE REYNOLDS AGAIN,AFTER SO MANY YEARS, I ALSO HAVE A GRANDSON NAMED DANIEL WHO IS A FOOT BALL PLAYER SO IT MAKES ME EXTRA SENTIMENTAL.GOOD FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT BASED ON A REAL FAMILY.IT MADE ME HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO PURCHASE IT,AND MAY SEND A COPY OF IT TO MY GRANDSON DANIEL."