- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 3 hours, 14 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 15, 2009
- Originally Released: 1977
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
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Description by OLDIES.com:
For years, hard-driving businessman Adam Thornton neglected his family. Now, with a diagnosis of only weeks to live, Adam arranges a Christmas reunion - but not even the season of miracles can heal long-time emotional wounds.
Edward Asner is Adam and Maureen Stapleton plays his estranged wife Kate in The Gathering, winner of the Emmy as Outstanding Special (1977-1978). Two Christmases hence, Kate runs Thornton Industries and is wooed by a courtly financier (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) in The Gathering, Part II. Kate's children fear he's more interested in the business than in Kate herself. Or has the season brought Kate the magic of romance? Stapleton and many original cast members return for another holiday tale aglow with life's - and love's - possibilities.
A dying man seeks out the wife and family he alienated himself from while on the road to success in order to have one final Christmas gathering. An exceptionally well-acted drama.
A middle-aged man, obsessed only with business, learns that he has less than a year to live. He plans one last Christmas gathering in an attempt to reunite with his estranged family.