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A Town Without Christmas (2001)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Family  |  16 December 2001 (USA)
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In the small town of Seacliff, Wash., a child's letter to Santa Claus captures the nation's attention. When the little boy, Chris, writes that he wishes to leave this world so he will no longer be a burden to his divorcing parents, a race begins to find him before he harms himself.

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Ted
Isabella Fink ...
Megan
Jeffrey R. Smith ...
Syd
Daniel Kash ...
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Sheriff Bridges
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Literary Agent
Faith Ward ...
Mrs. Hargrave
Stacy Smith ...
Rhonda (as Stacey Smith)
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David's Boss
Martha Irving ...
Sally
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In the small town of Seacliff, Wash., a child's letter to Santa Claus captures the nation's attention. When the little boy, Chris, writes that he wishes to leave this world so he will no longer be a burden to his divorcing parents, a race begins to find him before he harms himself. Written by Anonymous

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A Magia do Natal  »

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Trivia

The first of three movies starring Peter Falk in the role of 'Max', a heavenly guide, written by Michael J. Murray and Ken Gross and directed by Andrew Wolk. The others, 'Finding John Christmas' (2003) and 'When Angels Come to Town' (2004) were produced by Viacom and Paramount respectfully. See more »

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Despite the propaganda peddled by the news anchor in the opening of the film, in real life you cannot go to a gun store or a pawn shop and just walk out with a gun with fake identification. In real life you have to fill out information which is submitted to the F.B.I. for a background check (which also verifies your identification) and if approved, once the waiting period is over, you can get it. Even in states with no waiting period, you still have to have a permit, which is verified. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) comes by and verifies stock, serial numbers, etc., and if it doesn't match up and guns are missing, the store can be shut down and serious legal matters occur. See more »

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Max: I'll have a brandy Alexander. I like drinks with strippers' names.
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Followed by Finding John Christmas (2003) See more »

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A pleasant holiday charmer.
17 December 2001 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This teleplay, scripted by Michael J. Murray, is a pleasant holiday charmer. While there's nothing new here (it combines elements of practically every version of "A Christmas Carol," including the darkly edgy "Scrooged"), earnest, understated performances by Patricia Heaton and Peter Falk (he's still alive?!?) make "A Town Without Christmas" worth a watch. My vote? A mild 6.


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