Picking Up and Dropping Off

TV Movie
Comedy, Romance, Holiday • 2003
In the tradition of Sleepless in Seattle comes a romantic comedy that finds love in the most unexpected places and stirs the heart in the most unexpected ways.


TV Movie


Comedy, Romance, Holiday

Original Air Date



ABC Family


  • Scott Wolf
  • Amanda Detmer
  • Rachelle Lefevre
  • Greg Lawson
  • Eddie McClintock
  • Kathy Daker
  • Aleks Paunovic
Meet Will Chaney (Scott Wolf, Party Of Five), a divorced, somewhat scattered, thirty-three-year-old weatherman for a local TV station in New York City. His pride and joy is his eight-year-old son Ben (Liam Ranger, Catch Me If You Can). It’s the Christmas season, and today at JFK Airport, Gate 19, Will is picking him up on a holiday retreat from his mother. Meet Jane West (Amanda Detmer, Big Fat Liar), a recently separated, thirty-three-year-old, poised-to-perfection antiques dealer. She still has one thing in common with her soon-to-be-ex-husband Richard: their seven-year-old daughter, Claire. Today at JFK, Jane is dropping her off to be with her father in Chicago. The old switcheroo for estranged couples with joint custody—a back-and-forth shuttle, picking up and dropping off. Will and Jane recognize the pattern in each other. After a double-take, an awkward hello, and a hesitant goodbye, they part.