Name of movie from either encore westerns or the hallmark channel....?

...A sheriff gets amnesia at christmas time.

I'm looking for the name of a movie for my grandpa. He watched it on either encore westerns or the hallmark channel. It is about a sheriff that goes on a job to get money for their kids' Christmas. Something happens and he gets amnesia. He said it's a real tear jerker.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Western is a fiction genre seen in film, television, radio, literature, painting and other visual arts. Westerns are devoted to telling stories set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in what became the Western United States (known as the American Old West or Wild West), but also in Western Canada, Mexico (The Wild Bunch, Vera Cruz), Alaska (The Far Country, North to Alaska) and even Australia (Quigley Down Under, The Proposition). Some Westerns are set as early as the Battle of the Alamo in 1836 but most are set between the end of the American Civil War and the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890, though there are several "late Westerns" (e.g., The Wild Bunch and 100 Rifles) set as late as the Mexican Revolution in 1913. There are also a number of films about Western-type characters in contemporary settings where they don't fit in, such as Junior Bonner set in the 1970s, and Down in the Valley and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada in the 21st Century.

    Westerns often portray how primitive and obsolete ways of life confronted modern technological or social changes. This may be depicted by showing conflict between natives and settlers or U.S. Cavalry or between sheep and cattle farmers, or by showing ranchers being threatened by the onset of the Industrial Revolution. American Westerns of the 1940s and 1950s emphasize the values of honor and sacrifice. Westerns from the 1960s and 1970s often have more pessimistic view, glorifying a rebellious anti-hero and highlighting the cynicism, brutality and inequality of the American West. Despite being tightly associated with a specific time and place in American history, these themes have allowed Westerns to be produced and enjoyed across the world.

    The Western genre, particularly in films, often portrays the conquest of the wilderness and the subordination of nature in the name of civilization or the confiscation of the territorial rights of the original inhabitants of the frontier. The Western depicts a society organized around codes of honor and personal, direct or private justice , rather than any rationalistic, abstract law, in which persons have no social order larger than their immediate peers, family, or perhaps themselves alone. The popular perception of the Western is a story that centers on the life of a semi-nomadic wanderer, usually a cowboy or a gunfighter.

    In some ways, such protagonists may be considered the literary descendants of the knight errant which stood at the center of an earlier extensive genre. Like the cowboy or gunfighter of the Western, the knight errant of the earlier European tales and poetry was wandering from place to place on his horse, fighting villains of various kinds and bound to no fixed social structures but only to his own innate code of honor. And like knights errant, the heroes of Westerns frequently rescue damsels in distress.

    The Western typically takes these elements and uses them to tell simple morality tales, usually set against the spectacular scenery of the American West, although some notable examples (e.g. the later Westerns of John Ford or Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven) are more morally ambiguous. Westerns often stress the harshness of the wilderness and frequently set the action in a desert-like landscape. Specific settings include isolated forts, ranches and homesteads; the Native American village; or the small frontier town with its saloon, general store, livery stable and jailhouse. Apart from the wilderness, it is usually the saloon that emphasizes that this is the "Wild West": it is the place to go for music (raucous piano playing), girls (often prostitutes), gambling (draw poker or five card stud), drinking (beer or whiskey), brawling and shooting. In some Westerns, where "civilization" has arrived, the town has a church and a school; in others, where frontier rules still hold sway, it is, as Sergio Leone said, "where life has no value".

  • 1 decade ago

    As you can tell, we're a little excited about Australia, Baz Luhrmann's epic romantic adventure starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. And now it seems that we are going to have to wait just a little bit longer for it, as the release date has been pushed back, from November 14 to the 26 (damn you, Harry Potter!). Although I suppose it will be nice to have a visit with Hugh and Nicole for Thanksgiving.

    In the meantime, you can check out the film's official website, including an array of stunning photos and a host of behind-the-scenes podcasts.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    We've all been there ... the evil intergalactic corporation you work for goes belly up thanks to a pesky do-gooder rebellion, and you find yourself without a job. It's enough to make anybody a little cranky; just take a look at our pal, the Disgruntled Stormtrooper.

    Since the fall of the Empire, ol' Stormie here has tried his hand at various odd jobs (Burger King, used car salesman, Hooters) and even landed the odd movie role or two (Saturday Night Trooper, Troopsie, Brokeback Trooper). His ever-continuing quest for a steady paycheck has gained him his own little niche of celebrity, however, allowing him to collaborate with such musical superstars as Aerosmith, Elton John and Dolly Parton. Stormie even has met a few of his personal heroes, including David Hasselhoff, Don Johnson and Mr. Steven Seagal.

    Alas, with all that fame and no fortune to show for it, he still lives up to his name. But cheer up, Disgruntled Stormtrooper! You are this week's Movie Dearest MySpace Friend of the Week!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ION Television has officially announced their full Fall 2009 schedule. We gave you a preview of what was to come a week or so ago, but now we have the full schedule! The changes will be all made in primetime. The 4pm-8pm schedule will remain the same, so we still have M*A*S*H, Boston Legal, Family Feud and Reba airing every weekday. As we mentioned, Ghost Whisperer goes from Mondays at 8pm to Mon-Thurs at 8pm starting Sept. 7. Criminal Minds joins the schedule and will air Mondays at 9pm, Tuesdays 9pm & 10pm, Wednesdays at 10pm, and Fridays at 10pm...that's five airings a week! New original series Durham County will air Mondays at 10pm and will have an instant encore at 11pm on Mondays as well. So, the 11pm hour on Mondays will not be paid programming anymore! Returning to the schedule after having August off is NCIS airing Thursdays at 9pm and 10pm, replacing Total Theatre Thursday. Boston Legal, which will still air in the daytime schedule, will now only be Wednesdays at 9pm in primetime. The ION Monday & Wednesday movie will be replaced, just like Thursday. ION Movies are now weekends only airing Fridays through Sundays. As far as weekends, the movies continue but instead of M*A*S*H leading into the movies at times, it will now be Reba.

    ION Movie premieres for September 2009 are big hits! The Break-Up, Outbreak, A Bronx Tale, Inside Man, and Patriot Games are the premieres. Encores for the month are Matrix Reloaded, The Specialist, The Enforcer, The Gauntlet, and Magnum Force.

    View the full ION Television September 2009 schedule and highlights.

    CBS is the first broadcast network up at the summer 2009 TCA press tour. It gets underway at 9am PT with the Executive Session. Schedule after that has panels for The Goode Wife & The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, a research presentation on the latest findings about the relationship between TV and the Internet, then lunch time with gourmet lunch packages, a special press conference, panels for Accidentally on Purpose, The Doctors, Medium, and the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. The Stars Party closes things out in the evening with stars of CBS, The CW, Showtime and CBS Television Distribution. Stay with us all day for news here as it happens!

    Let's Make a Deal, a new take on the classic game show where audience members dress in outlandish costumes to win cash and prizes by making deals with the host, will premiere Monday, October 5, (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award-winner Wayne Brady will host the new daytime series produced by FremantleMedia North America. When it joins the CBS Television Network daytime schedule, it will be replacing Guiding Light. Guiding Light will have its last telecast on Friday, September 18, 2009. Programming for this time period from September 21-October 2 will be announced shortly, but starting Oct. 5, it will be Let's Make a Deal.

    The original series was a television game show staple during the 1960's and 70's when it was hosted by Monty Hall from 1963-1977. While later versions aired in syndication and primetime, the game show is best remembered for the years hosted by Hall, who will serve as a creative consultant on this latest version.

    Up tomorrow at the press tour will be The CW and Showtime! NBC will be Wednesday, Fox on Thursday, FX on Friday, and ABC closes it out on Satuday.

    The Television Critics Association marked the 25th anniversary of its awards on Saturday night (Aug. 1) with a ceremony looking back at the history of the organization and its tradition of honoring quality television programs.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    No. The only films I try to catch every year are "A Christmas Carol" with Alastair Sim as Scrooge, and "The Red Shoes" which is often shown during the holidays. While its about ballet and not about Christmas, its a special treat for me. Right now I'm watching the news, as usual.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    MA AND PA KETTLE AT HOME - Percy Kilbride and Marjorie Main reprise their roles in this, the sixth in the series. One of their sons is a finalist in an essay contest. If he wins, he gets a college scholarship. He wrote about the Kettle farm and exaggerated it quite a bit! Before the judges come to inspect the farm, the Kettle family must work to get the place in working order again. Very funny movie, which may be the best in the series. Kudos to the two indians, Geoduck and Crowbar, who end up doing nearly all of Pa's work for him. In the end, we also witness Christmas with the Kettles, which features Pa in a Santa Claus beard.

    MA & PA KETTLE ON VACATION - Percy Kilbride and Marjorie Main star in the fifth film of the series. They travel with their son's in-laws, on a vacation to Paris. Pa meets a mysterious man on the plane, who gives him an envelope. It turns out that the guy is a spy. Pa spends the rest of the film being pursued by spies, who are in turn being followed by the government. Decent flick, but mostly caters to fans of the series. Pa's naivete is astounding!

    MA & PA KETTLE BACK ON THE FARM - Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride star in the third entry of the series. This time, their son is about to become a father - thus making them grandparents for the first time. However, their daughter-in-law's mother doesn't want the Kettles anywhere near the baby. She wants to take her daughter and grandson back to Boston. Meanwhile, there's a subplot about some people who try to con Pa out of their old farm because they think there's uranium on the property. Typical cornball humor, though quite entertaining. The two stars are perfectly cast in their roles. Pa Kettle has got to be the most laid back, laziest person ever filmed!

    MA & PA KETTLE AT WAIKIKI - Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride stars in their seventh film as the title characters. Pa's cousin Rodney runs a successful fruit business in Hawaii. For years, Pa's been sending him letters, bragging about his own "successes" in America. When the bank forces Rodney to take some time off, he sends for Pa to come and run the business. Through a series of mishaps, and despite getting himself kidnapped, Pa is able to save the company. Typical Ma & Pa Kettle film is funny and entertaining. Look for Russell Johnson (Gilligan's Island professor) in a small role as one of the kidnappers. This is the last film Kilbride ever made.

    MADHOUSE (1974) - Vincent Price plays Paul Toombes, a horror movie actor. His famous recurring film role is a character named Dr. Death. After his fiance is decapitated by someone in a Dr. Death costume, Price is hospitalized for several years. Upon his release, he revives Dr. Death for a TV series. Soon after, more "Dr. Death" killings occur. Price is unsure if he's actually committing them. Peter Cushing costars as Price's friend and director. Price can put forth a great scream, and look of shock.

    THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN - Virtually plotless film about an eccentric millionaire (Peter Sellers) who "adopts" a new son (Ringo Starr). Together, they travel around, tempting people with money, to see just how far people will go to get it. The film turns out to be rather funny and entertaining. Christopher Lee has a cameo - as a vampire no less! And Raquel Welch plays a very brief role as a "whipmaster" of dozens of topless slave girls! The last scene features a giant vat full of animal blood, urine and feces. It's truly disgusting! Badfinger's "Come And Get It" is featured several times.

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