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The Christmas Star (1986)

 -  Drama | Family  -  December 1986 (USA)
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A counterfeiter finds the true meaning of the holidays.

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Horace McNickle
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Sumner
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Stuart Jameson
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Sara
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Clara Jameson
Alan North ...
Captain Whittaker
Philip Bruns ...
Lucky
Nicolas Van Burek ...
Billy Jameson
Vicki Wauchope ...
Trudy Jameson
Zachary Ansley ...
John
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Waters
Peter Bibby ...
Jeremy
Lillian Carlson ...
Mrs. Thurgood
David Glyn-Jones ...
Night Watchman
Anthony Holland ...
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Horace McNickle (Edward Asner) is a two-time felon serving prison time for counterfeiting. On the week before Christmas, he escapes from prison dressed as Santa Claus due to his uncanny resemblance to St. Nick resulting from his long white beard and heavyset features. McNickle hides out from the police in a nearby suburban neighborhood where he is befriended and helped by two local children who think he is the real Santa Claus. McNickle takes advantage of the kids naivety to help him get his counterfeit money hidden somewhere in a local department store while he develops kind-hearted feelings for his two con victims that make him slowly understand the true nature of Christmas. Written by Matthew Patay

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Two kids made a believer out of him.

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December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La estrella de Navidad  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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The Star-Spangled Banner
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Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
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Nice little Christmas movie made for TV
16 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

What I love the most about Christmas its that their his lots of old movie like this one on TV. It just finished an hour now and I wanted to write about it before I think of something else. This is a lovely film and it confirmed what I knew since a long time,That Barret Oliver was the greatest child actor their was during the 80's,He his so natural.Even now compare him to Haley Joel Osmend and you can see that Barret was even better. Anyway, the film his simple but it work,after the credit roll you feel happy and full of hope for mankind. It's a shame that they dont do Christmas movie like this anymore.


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