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Prancer (1989)

G  |   |  Drama, Family, Fantasy  |  17 November 1989 (USA)
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A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mrs. McFarland
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Orel Benton
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Mr. Stewart / Santa
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Jessica Riggs
John Duda ...
Steve Riggs (as John Joseph Duda)
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Carol Wetherby
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Herb Drier
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Billy Quinn
Walter Charles ...
Minister
Victor Truro ...
Mr. Young
Marcia Porter ...
Mrs. Fairburn
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Mr. Soot
Robert Zimmermann ...
Wagnall
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Storyline

Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. She hides him in her barn and feeds him cookies, until she can return him to Santa. Her father finds him and decides to sell him to the butcher, not for venison chops, but as an advertising display. Written by <Vertigus@aol.com>

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A Christmas adventure for the whole family. See more »

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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17 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jessica und das Rentier  »

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Box Office

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$18,587,135 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The reindeer who played Prancer's real name was Boo. See more »

Goofs

While Jessica and Steve are at church with Aunt Sarah, John's at home reading the paper. We see Prancer walk past one window behind John and then one on the other side of the room. It starts to snow but at different times, there's snow falling outside one window but then no snow and sunnier outside of the other. See more »

Quotes

Jessica Riggs: I don't think all of this is necessary, he's probably used to being around people.
Orel Benton: What am I, an elf?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary (1989) See more »

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3 January 2009 | by (Ghaziabad, India) – See all my reviews

Well, Very Few Christmas Movies touches your heart immensely as Prancer do!It really captures the spirit of the Christmas, and shows that not every one have that perfect happy Christmas as they show in many movies! Life may seem & is lonely for many people, even on Christmas, but then Christmas always is magical, and if you believe in it with your heart, Christmas never remains the same, but it becomes more special than ever. This Movie has some marvelous performances by Rebecca Harrell & Sam Eliott, and makes the movie a great watch with the Family, especially on Christmas! Watch it, you wont be Disappointed!


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