actor: Edward Asner

Miracle in the Valley

December 31, 2019

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Miracle in the Valley, originally known as Boonville Redemption, is exactly what the title proclaims: a miracle. For 13-year-old Melinda (Emily Hoffman), life is difficult as she wonders what happened to her real father, who hasn't been seen in years. Her stepfather, Maddox, is a wealthy man and [...]

Elephant Sighs (CBA version)

September 1, 2014

Dove Approved for 18+

This movie is about several elderly men attempting to get Joel Bixby involved socially, but Joel is a loner and doesn't seem to fit in. The title refers to the adage that when an elephant sighs, only another elephant can hear it. In this case the other elephant is Leo Applegate, played by [...]

Up

May 29, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a nice movie for young and old. Young Carl meets Ellie and both kids have an adventurous spirit. Young Ellie talks a lot more than Carl and mentions this to him. "You don't talk much," she says. Then she adds, "I like you!" The years pass and their friendship blossoms and leads to [...]

The Man Who Saved Christmas

September 30, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

A. C. Gilbert, his wife and his brother Frank, make toys. Their toys finally take off so they open a factory to make more toys. They are very successful. War breaks out between the United States and Germany. The U.S. Secretary of state comes to "Hello Boys Toy Company" and asks them to stop making [...]

King and Queen of Moonlight Bay

June 5, 2007
This is a story of rekindling a father and daughter relationship. In this story two people, who don't really know each other, bump heads although they are related. Alison and her father are in the situation of being strangers because of many, many years of separation. At times it becomes a battle [...]

Bring Him Home

February 20, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Sometimes families are separated because of personal feelings that carry on to different generations. Geza and Ricky are in that situation as a grandfather and grandson. It is important for them to find their way back to each other. In the midst of this thrilling story Ricky's dog, Buddy, is taken [...]

The Christmas Card

December 2, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

“The Christmas Card,” is a gem in the genre of family Christmas films. Unlike most family-friendly Christmas films, there truly is something for everyone and not just something for the women. Cody Cullins is ordered to take a break from his tour-of-duty overseas after tragedy strikes and he [...]

Out of the Woods

December 27, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

When Matt's mom sends him to the woods to check on his grandfather and give him papers to sign, his trip to the back woods is not a quick as he wishes. His grandfather, Jake, has a different idea for this young lawyer and city boy, one that Matt will never forget. As Jake forces Matt to stay in [...]

Elf

November 7, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Buddy (Will Ferrell) as a baby wound up in Santa's sack and then ends up at the North Pole. He is raised as an elf but as the years pass it becomes obvious to all except himself that he is really a man. The day comes for Buddy to leave the North Pole and he travels to New York and finds his real [...]

Gus

July 7, 1976

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a wholesome family film featuring some big names such as Don Knotts and Ed Asner, Tom Bosley and Harold Gould. Even Bob Crane shows up in the film, playing an egotistical sports announcer. Gus, a Yugoslavian mule, and his owner Andy make it over to the United States to help a professional [...]