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Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2000)

A youth embarks on a journey to find his missing grandmother and prove that Santa Claus is real

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Cast overview:
Elmo Shropshire ...
The Narrator / Grandpa (voice) (as Elmo Shropshire [a.k.a. 'Dr. Elmo'])
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Cousin Mel (voice)
Susan Blu ...
Grandma (voice) (as Sue Blu)
Alex Doduk ...
Jake (voice)
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Santa Claus (voice)
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Jim Fisher ...
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Austin Bucks (voice) (as James Flinders)
Christopher Gaze ...
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Pauline Newstone ...
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Maggie Blue O'Hara ...
Drew Reichelt ...
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As if young Jake Spankenheimer doesn't have enough problems on Christmas Eve, he has to help his mom and dad prevent mean-spirited cousin Mel from taking ownership of the family store. When his grandmother gets lost in the cold in the midst of the confusion, Jake is sent out to find her, only to discover that she's become the victim of a rather unusual hit-and-run accident, and that Santa is real but not quite the sort of guy he was expecting. Written by Anonymous

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31 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagyit elgázolta egy rénszarvas  »

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Goofs

In one multiple shots grandmas is face down in the snow after being run over. When Santa stops to attend to her, she's on her back instead, arms still out. None of the snow is disturbed, so she clearly didn't roll over. And the note is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Cousin Mel: In case you haven't noticed, Frank, your son suffers a dreaded affliction.
Frank Spankenheimer: What affliction?
Cousin Mel: The Santa-Claus-is-real syndrome. He shows all the signs. Making lists to Santa, checking them twice, good behavior, falling asleep before midnight, I figure he gets it from his grandmother.
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No reindeer were harmed during the production of this motion picture. See more »


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Grandma's Killer Fruitcake
Music & Lyrics by Rita Abrams & Elmo Shropshire
Vocals Performed by Gary Chase
Arranged by Nathan Wang & Gary Chase
By permission of Elmo Publishing/Mill Valley Music (SESAC)
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Confusing - Very Confusing
26 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is supposedly a story in which a GROWN MAN tells a story about his youth. Yet, you see things like personal computers, e-mails, faxes, etc, which are items used in the late 20th Century and early 21st.

So when is this guy supposed to be telling this story - in 2020. Gee, I wonder how advanced we are then. How about telling us that.

Also, there are several legal issues which also make no sense. In the courtroom scene, the story falls into the usual pratfalls of surprise evidence, which is inadmissible in any real court of law in this country. Also, Grandma would have to be missing at least seven years in most states before to be declared officially dead.

Congratulations Elmo Shropshire. You are now officially a SELLOUT.


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