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In His Father's Shoes
In His Father's Shoes
Actor: Louis Gossett Jr.; Barbara Eve Harris; Rachael Crawford; Djanet Sears; Robert Ri'chard; Shadia Simmons; Fiona Reid; Dylan Provencher; Dan Warry-Smith; Kevin Duhaney; Dan Petronijevic; A.J. Cook; Mary Long; Naomi Lee Allen; R.D. Reid; Christine Brubaker; E
Director: Vic Sarin
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, African American Cinema
PG     2005     1hr 45min

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Children's Special & Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special, Robert Ri'chard

     

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Actor: Louis Gossett Jr.; Barbara Eve Harris; Rachael Crawford; Djanet Sears; Robert Ri'chard; Shadia Simmons; Fiona Reid; Dylan Provencher; Dan Warry-Smith; Kevin Duhaney; Dan Petronijevic; A.J. Cook; Mary Long; Naomi Lee Allen; R.D. Reid; Christine Brubaker; E
Director: Vic Sarin
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Television, African American Cinema
Studio: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/08/2005
Original Release Date: 06/15/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 06/15/1997
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Elizabeth B. (bethieof96) from NINETY SIX, SC
Reviewed on 5/5/2015...
I thought this movie was good especially if you like time travel type movies. The acting was not that bad since Gossett played both the boys father and his grandfather role.
Kendra M. (KendraM) from NASHVILLE, TN
Reviewed on 1/11/2008...
Cute movie, but I wouldn't recommend this at all. Louis Gossett, Jr., who has great screen presence, did not have enough screen time. The boy who played his son was only average and the plot was contrived.

The boy receives a pair of magical shoes from a gypsy. When his father dies, he finds that everytime he puts the shoes on, he travels back in time to his father's childhood.

Not recommended.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Well done story on the special bond between sons and fathers
06/19/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a nicely done story on the powerful bond between fathers and sons. After his father dies, young Clay fulfills his father's deathbed wish to heal family wounds. With the aid of magical wingtip shoes, a gift to his father from a strange gypsy, Clay literally steps into his father's shoes and visits his dad's childhood. Clay finds a sustaining connection with his father after his death, and reconnects other members of his extended family. An excellent film for children who have lost a loved one. Clay's mother is warmly supportive of her son's need to come to terms with the death in his own way."
Fine Family Film with Great Performances
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 10/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Both Louis Gossett, Jr. and Robert R'ichard are very good in their respective roles. R'ichard, who won an Emmy for his performance, exhibits a wide range of emotions, befitting his character's coming to terms with the death of his father and the realization that he is the "carbon copy" of his father. This is one well-made film that is great for the entire family and should promote discussion and understanding about the importance of all members of the familial unit."
In His Father's Shoes
J. A. Ward | MI | 11/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a classic with outstanding acting, and I would recommend for an all family all ages evening entertainment."