Decoration Day (film)

Decoration Day
Created byJohn William Corrington (novel)
Written byRobert W. Lenski
Directed byRobert Markowitz
StarringJames Garner
Judith Ivey
Ruby Dee
Bill Cobbs
Laurence Fishburne
Jo Anderson
Norm Skaggs
Wallace Wilkinson
Theme music composerPatrick Williams
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Dick Gallegly
Marian Rees
Production location(s)Agness Scott College
Newnan, Georgia
CinematographyNeil Roach
Editor(s)Harvey Rosenstock
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Hallmark Hall of Fame
Marian Rees Associates
Vantage Entertainment Group
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseDecember 2, 1990
"Decoration Day"
Hallmark Hall of Fame episode
Episode no.Season 40
Episode 1
Production code287
Original air dateDecember 2, 1990
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Decoration Day is a 1990 film based on a novel by John William Corrington of the same title. The made-for-TV movie was directed by Robert Markowitz and filmed on location in Georgia.


James Garner plays a retired judge and recluse who comes out of "hiding" to investigate when his childhood friend (Bill Cobbs) refuses to accept a Medal of Honor awarded decades ago in World War II. His reason is kept in confidence and Garner's character files a motion to deny the ceremony. Meanwhile, the personal lives of the other characters have issues of their own to work out. In the end of things Cobbs' character is told of something he didn't know about and the two romantic side stories resolve in a positive fashion.

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