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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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Joy. Tears. Drama. Laughter. And a 9-year-old who proves that miracles can still happen. 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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Gross:

$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

John Riggs is trimming apple trees before Christmas. Apple tree trimming is done between February and April. See more »

Quotes

Jessica Riggs: Alright for you, Carol Wetherby! You're not my friend anymore!
Carol Wetherby: What did I say?
Jessica Riggs: That there was no Heaven!
Carol Wetherby: So?
Jessica Riggs: [tears up] What about my mother, then?
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What Christmas Classics should be!
27 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

With all of the hype that surrounds the many Christmas releases and remakes, here's an original that all of the family should see. It is sweet yet real. It restores hope and decency to movies.

We've rented it before, now we own it. After "A Christmas Story" and the Alistaire Sim version of "A Christmas Carol", this is the Christmas movie our family MUST watch every year.


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