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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Robert Sullivan (book) &
Glenn Wolff (book) ...
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Release Date:
15 December 2004 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If you saw the proof... would you believe it?
Plot:
In this magical story, a scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family and Christmas. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Well, I loved it! See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Richard Thomas ... Jerry McNeil

Beau Bridges ... Nick

Maria Pitillo ... Debbie McNeil

Jan Rubes ... Andree

John Franklin ... Morluv

Debbie Lee Carrington ... Gorah

Taylor Anne Reid ... Grace McNeill

Meghan Black ... Katra

James Kirk ... Nicky

Barbara Tyson ... Sasha
Ken Pogue ... Dr Norman Ferguson

Blu Mankuma ... Haskins

Ed Gale ... Kevin

Ona Grauer ... Ms. Isakson

Simon Longmore ... Martini

Reg Tupper ... Police Officer
Gerry Nairn ... Pilot

Jonathan Hill ... Santa's Elf
Rick Poltaruk ... Store Santa

Emy Aneke ... Mr Kendall

Samuel Patrick Chu ... Boy on monitor (as Samuel Chu)
Joy Coghill ... Old woman

Cameron Bright ... Young Jerry (as Cameron Crigger)
Riley Demeyer ... Child #5
Pamela Fu ... Child #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kaitlyn Kinney ... Twin #2
Kirsten Kinney ... Twin #1
Nina Markovich ... Child #2

Directed by
Ian Barry 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Robert Sullivan (book "Flight of the Reindeer") &
Glenn Wolff (book "Flight of the Reindeer") &
J. Porter (book "Flight of the Reindeer")

Bruce Graham (teleplay)

Produced by
Bert Stratford .... executive producer
Ric Zivic .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jonathan Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Tidy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael S. Murphy 
 
Casting by
Patrick Baca 
Robin Nassif 
 
Production Design by
David Fischer 
 
Art Direction by
John Alvarez 
 
Costume Design by
Monique Prudhomme 
 
Makeup Department
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker
 
Production Management
Robert P. Cohen .... production manager
James Perenseff .... unit manager (as James J. Perenseff)
Tim Sereda .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rodney Allen Hooks .... first assistant director (as Rodney Hooks)
Karen N. Horwitz .... second assistant director (as Karen Horwitz)
 
Art Department
Tom Baleshta .... assistant property master
Tim Dagley .... on-set dresser
Shannon Gottlieb .... assistant set decorator
Frank Haddad .... head greensman
Jill Roberts .... illustrator
Tony Wohlgemuth .... draftsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wendy Czajkowsky .... dialogue editor
Perry Leigh Fifield .... sound re-recording mixer (as Perry-Leigh Fyfield)
Randy Kiss .... sound re-recording mixer
Carmen Lavender .... sound assistant (as Carmen Verin)
Alan Perkins .... dialogue editor
Roger Stafeckis .... sound mixer
Geoff Turner .... supervising sound editor
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bob Comer .... special effects coordinator
Dan Keeler .... special effects first assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Loren Bivens .... animator: Los Angeles
Deane Boeka .... animator: Los Angeles
Avi Das .... animator: Los Angeles
Chris DeCristo .... animator: Los Angeles
Mark Doering-Powell .... visual effects director of photography
Lori Freitag-Hild .... animator: Los Angeles
George Garcia .... animator: Los Angeles
Nicki Kreitzman .... animator: Los Angeles
Ben Masek .... animator: Los Angeles
Scott Snyder .... animator: Los Angeles
Craig Weiss .... visual effects supervisor: Los Angeles
Niel Wray .... animator: Los Angeles
 
Stunts
Lou Bollo .... stunt coordinator
Charles Croughwell .... stunt coordinator (as Charlie Croughwell)
Ransom Gates .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rick Allen .... key grip
Terry Calhoun .... best boy
Stephen Jackson .... chief lighting technician (as Steve Jackson)
Gilbert Jamault .... generator operator
Chris Large .... still photographer
Chris McMullin .... Steadicam operator
Chris McMullin .... camera operator: "a" camera
Lance White .... video playback operator
Geoffrey D. Knoller .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Annette McCaffrey .... extras casting
Tami Nasu .... casting associate: Canada
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Cairns .... cutter
Lise Hache .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Robb Watson .... first assistant editor (as Robb A. Watson)
 
Transportation Department
Ray Evans .... unit driver
Steve Zsapka .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Kevin Bolton .... production assistant
Roberta Cenedese .... production coordinator
Reva Clavier .... production accountant
Ian Doig .... animal trainer: wild animals
Nathan Lomax .... production assistant
Nicholas Podbrey .... lead puppeteer
Jon-Michael Preece .... script supervisor
Mick Rochon .... trainee assistant location manager
Peter Stewart .... location manager
Alison Waxman .... production associate
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Flight of the Reindeer" - International (English title), UK
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Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Soundtrack:
I'll Always BelieveSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Well, I loved it!, 31 December 2007
Author: zeebya from United States

I personally found the film, despite certain flaws inherent to TV budget-level productions, to be completely delightful. I especially enjoyed Beau Bridges as St. Nick. I found the script to be well-written, and the story at least attempted to be somewhat plausible. The character interactions were excellent, and I feel that those who hated this film are also the same types who gripe about the problems of the Holidays in general.

Sure the movie is a bit trite in spots, but HEY! It's a movie about SANTA CLAUS! Suspension of disbelief or cynicism is mandatory before viewing such a movie.

This movie really does have something for both kids and adults, and I'm proud to have a copy of it on my shelf. If you love Christmas, you'll probably love this movie. I do, and I did!

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