Christmas in Conway
|Christmas in Conway|
|Written by||Stephen P. Lindsey
& Luis Ugaz
|Directed by||John Kent Harrison|
and Mary-Louise Parker
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||96 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hallmark Hall of Fame|
Christmas in Conway is a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie. The film premiered on ABC on December 1, 2013 and starred Mary-Louise Parker, Andy Garcia, and Mandy Moore. It was directed by John Kent Harrison (The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler) and written by Stephen P. Lindsey (Hachi: A Dog's Tale) and Luis Ugaz.
When terminally ill Suzy Mayor (Parker) leaves the hospital to spend her last days at her home in Conway, South Carolina, her grouch of a husband, Duncan (Garcia) is beside himself with concern for her and with annoyance at everyone else, including Natalie (Moore), the live-in hospice nurse who has come home with Suzy. When Duncan decides to build a Ferris wheel in the backyard as a Christmas present for Suzy, in honor of the place where Duncan proposed to her, the neighbors and townspeople of this quiet Southern town are quick to object.
- Andy Garcia as Duncan Mayor
- Mandy Moore as Natalie Springer
- Cheri Oteri as Gayle Matthews
- Riley Smith as Tommy Harris
- Mark Jeffrey Miller as Henry
- and Mary-Louise Parker as Suzy Mayor
During its premiere broadcast on December 1, 2013, the episode received a 1.1 rating and a 3 share in the key 18- to 49-year-old adult demographic. It was viewed by 6.45 million total viewers. The ratings were considered to be poor, and they were lower than a comparable Hallmark broadcast the previous year.
Awards and Nominations
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