Premiere, a big city doctor faces a choice between career and family, on July 15th, 2017, at 6pm PT, 9pm ET on DirecTV
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/7/15 – “Her ambitions in the medical field have brought her a long way away from home,” says The Christmas Cure star Brooke Nevin . “She was following in her father’s footsteps. My dad is played by Patrick Duffy. That’s what inspired her career choice. She’s working in an emergency room in a big hospital in a big city a long way away from home. Her job is demanding. It’s been many Christmases since she’s been able to come home for the season.”
“She finally gets her Christmas miracle and gets time off to fly home for the holidays,” says Nevin. “But, it also coincides with this big promotion. She’s left questioning her path because her dad is retiring. He’s shuttering the family clinic business, which is a big shock to her. Maybe she wants to carry on the family legacy. Adding to the mix, her former flame. He was always there. She’s the one that left. They start hanging out again, and emotions come up.”
The Christmas Cure is part of Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Keepsake summer holiday movie series, from July 14th to 23rd.
Brooke Candice Nevin is Vanessa, an emergency room doctor who lives in Los Angeles. Home to spend Christmas with her family, Vanessa is offered an interview for a promotion back in Los Angeles. She may need to cut her holiday short.
Steve Byers is Mitch, a former boyfriend. Still friends, he picks her up at the airport. Mitch is more important to her than she’d realized. After he becomes injured, Vanessa must decide if the big city or family is more important to her.
Patrick Duffy is Bruce, Vanessa’s father. Runs a family clinic in her home town, he’s going to retire. With no one to take over his practice, it will close before Christmas. The personal connection her father has with his patience is unlike Vanessa’s work in the emergency room.
Kathleen Laskey is Martha, Vanessa’s mom.
Dale Whibley is Kyle, Vanessa’s younger brother who helps at the clinic.
- Brooke Candice Nevin ( @BrookeNevin ) is Vanessa
- Steve Byers is Mitch
- Patrick Duffy is Bruce
- Kathleen Laskey is Martha
- Dale Whibley is Kyle
- Jocelyn Hudon is Shelly
- Pip Dwyer is Mary
- Charlie Boyle is Casey
- Pam Hyatt is Mrs. Willis
The Christmas Cure” is a Chesler / Perlmutter Productions Production. Lewis Chesler and David Perlmutter executive producers. Marek Posival producer. John Bradshaw directors. Screenwriter Marcy Holland.