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Decoration Day (1990)





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Originally airing on the Hallmark Hall of Fame, this made-for-television adaptation of a novel by John William Corrington tells the story of a retired judge who decides to find out why his old pal is refusing to accept the Medal of Honor he should have been awarded years before.
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James Garner
as Albert Sidney Finch
Judith Ivey
as Terry Novis
Ruby Dee
as Rowena
Jennifer Robertson
as Billy's Wife
Laurence Fishburne
as Michael Waring
Jo Anderson
as Loreen Wendell
Wallace Wilkinson
as Judge Wesley
Jonathan Peck
as Young Gee
Ric Reitz
as Young Albert
Jeff Young Lewis
as Imposter Lieutenant
Tracy Perry
as Tracy Wendell
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Critic Reviews for Decoration Day

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What could have been easily a maudlin soap opera is rescued with strong dialogue from regular Hallmark Hall of Fame screenwriter Robert Lenski.

Full Review… | June 19, 2003
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Decoration Day

This movie takes an interesting look at a little-heralded event in WW II, in which German agents tried to paralyze American counterattacks to the 'Battle of the Bulge.' By having an old black man refuse the United States highest decoration for battlefield valor, the Medal of Honor, we are drawn in to a compelling puzzle that probes race relations, the insanity of war, and what really makes one a hero. Look for a great portrayal by James Garner, himself a wounded combat veteran.

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