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Boy dies, mother sees his ghost and tries to convince people he's alive

This is probably a 1990s movie.  In the movie, the family lives either by a sea or an ocean.  The young boy, probably between 8-10 years old, always plays with a toy ( i think its a turtle) that you can pull. One night, the boy falls asleep with the boy. The movie references the boy having had died from being choked by the string of the toy.  The mother goes into a depression and continues to see the ghost/ apparition of her son. Convinced he's not dead, she tells everyone that she can see him.
I don't really remember the ending, but I think she finally comes to term with the fact that he's dead
asked Jul 4, 2013 in Name That Movie by natmar (2 points)

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answered Jul 5, 2013 by gettinblurry (3,757 points)
The other person didn't leave any information, so I will because that's correct:

"Reunion" (1994 TV movie)
starring Marlo Thomas, Peter Strauss, Frances Sternhagen, Courtney Chase, Leelee Sobieski, Victor Slezak, Susan Kellermann
From IMDb review:
The story revolves around a woman named Jessie Yates, who, with her husband, Sam, has three children, the youngest of whom, Jamie, almost dies at birth then later perishes in a tragic accident {{as you describe in your question}}. Directed by actress Lee Grant, "Reunion" shows how one family deals or attempts to deal with the death of a child~a son who makes ghostly appearances witnessed at first by Jessie then later by one of the children. The script manages to tiptoe then jump into a dramatic and ghostly thriller wherein an angst-filled woman becomes tempted to cross over to the other side of reality. Or is it insanity?
answered Jul 9, 2013 by MystMoonstruck (10,229 points)