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The Usual Children (1997)

The night before Christmas, dad has to stop his two excited children from fighting. But Scoop hates his sister Hela and wishes her dead. Everything they say and do comes true in an unreal ... See full summary »

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Graham Cole ...
Dad / Mustdad
Jean Heard ...
Mum / Mystic
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Scoop
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Hela
Amy Clarkson ...
Geraldine
Dominic Scott ...
Rake
David Tozer ...
Solid
Oliver Degnan ...
Boff
Jazzer Jeyes ...
Phil Keena ...
Dros
Martin Clarkson ...
The King
Donna Flinn ...
Mad Woman
Daniel Naprous ...
The Older Prince
Sam Clarkson ...
The Young Prince
Mark Sugden ...
The White Knight
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The night before Christmas, dad has to stop his two excited children from fighting. But Scoop hates his sister Hela and wishes her dead. Everything they say and do comes true in an unreal parallel world. Hela decides to become a Ghost and haunt Scoop even more. Scoops world without rules soon starts to fall apart and he soon finds he needs both rules and his sister. Written by Stuart St Paul <ssp@realit.demon.co.uk>

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June 1997 (UK)  »

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£250,000 (estimated)
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Oh Dear The worst possible Christmas Movie......Ever
5 December 2010 | by (Doncaster, England) – See all my reviews

I wish I could give this a minus rating but I am not allowed to. Thats probably why no one has ever reviewed this film. I have to say as an Englishman that this piece of rubbish is actually English, I can see why movies are now made in Canada or New Zealand,if this is the sort of Festive movie we can put out. Two horrible extremely rude children arguing well I just had to switch it off after 20 minutes and dispose of it in the bin.

My wife and I love Christmas movies but this one really sucks, I mean I know kids can be pretty horrid at times but this film just shows them in a completely different world to the real one.

Please avoid this film at all costs, do not let children watch it, stick to classics like A Christmas Carol if you want to show kids that it is much nicer to be kind than to be a nasty person, at least it is a timeless classic.

Sorry to the English producers, casting assistants and all involved in this film, but do not try and make Christmas films if you want to appeal to family audiences.


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