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  • Actors: Laurence Fishburne, James Garner, Judith Ivey, Ruby Dee, Bill Cobbs
  • Directors: Robert Markowitz
  • Producers: Decoration Day ( Purple Heart ), Decoration Day, Purple Heart
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Run Time: 98.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003M7M0K6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,262 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery in World War II. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, ...Decoration Day ( Purple Heart )

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Very enjoyable ! Pity it never had more exposure in the uk and a DVD release in region 2 format.
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By Auntie M on 31 July 2014
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thoughtful and compelling and the late great James Garner, a real gem of a film
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60 of 60 people found the following review helpful
An Exceptional Film 8 July 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Set in the state of Georgia, James Garner renders a powerful and very sensitive performance of a Judge who following the death of his wife, retires from the bench. He tries to with-draw from life esconced in his own grief and bitterness. The mys-tery surrounding an old friend's refusal to accept the Congressional Medal of Honor, and the personal crises in the lives of those closest to him, compel him to step back into the mainstream of society . As he reaches beyond his own pain and into lives of others, he not only becomes an anchor for them, but finds a renewed reason for living, himself.
The supporting cast is superb, esp. Bill Cobbs and Ruby Dee.
This is an exceptional film, providing wholesome entertainment.
38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5 stars all the way! 20 Dec. 2000
By Alan R. Holyoak - Published on Amazon.com
James Garner plays a retiring judge who becomes an unwilling, but interested player in a story centered around the government's plan to award the Medal of Honor to an African American man because of heroic actions during WWII's Battle of the Bulge. Here's the catch -- the man doesn't want to have anything to do with medal!
Garner is convinced that he should intervene and persuade the man to accept the medal. A story of racism, bitterness, decepetion, and revelation unfolds as the movie progresses. Be sure to watch for an interesting, unexpected plot twist toward the end.
This is top-notch drama, and a real treat for James Garner fans.
5 stars all the way! Watch this movie, you'll be glad you did. This is the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" at its best!
Alan Holyoak
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Pleasing drama 9 July 1999
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James Garner stars as a retired judge who is widowed but has a wonderful housekeeper who still keeps him in line. All he wants to do is spend his days fishing and live without any hassles. A call for help from family for an old friend and he finds himself caught up in the human drama that leads to his own renewal. Great performances by James Garner and Judith Ivey and beautiful cenima make this movie a delight.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Decoration Day - Great Movie 12 April 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Decoration Day is a great movie - lots of heart and such a fine family show. It reminds us not to make assumptions when we don't have all the facts and shows the great value of friendship and family.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Must see movie 28 Jun. 2007
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If you want to feel comfortable with yourself, don't watch this film. Decoration Day propels you out of complacency and into personal growth. After first viewing the film for its beauty and honesty, sit down and ponder the truths it so skillfully reveals. Based on a more complex novella by John William Corrington, the film is nevertheless rich in relationships among men and women in community. Judge Finch (James Garner) and Old Gee (Bill Cobbs) provide an interpersonal history against which an honest human can examine prejudice and race relations. Other relationships protrayed by the excellent supporting cast deepen the main plot through revealing other ways in which humans separate themselves from one another.
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