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Writer (WGA):
Charles Robert Carner (written by)
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Release Date:
1 December 2002 (USA) See more »
The Christmas rush has just begun.
In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands | Add synopsis »
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A better than average 'Die Hard' rip off! See more (32 total) »


  (in credits order)

Dean Cain ... Lt. Cornelius Morgan

Erika Eleniak ... Catherine 'Cat' Morgan
Roman Podhora ... Rich Rajinsky

Richard Yearwood ... Kid Blast
Bernard Browne ... Wayne
Santino Buda ... Simulus

Aleks Paunovic ... Petrovich

Angelo Tsarouchas ... Joyner

Eric Roberts ... Jimmy Scalzetti

Jack Wallace ... Santa
Larry Mannell ... Eric Norman
Chris Benson ... Al Quigley

Rothaford Gray ... Rashid Buckley

Sarah Deakins ... Aurora's Mom
Jessica Smith ... Aurora

Brooke Palsson ... Melanie Morgan
Trevor Toffan ... Henry Morgan

Corinne Conley ... Gramma Pat
Vicki Marentette ... Jeanette Scalzetti (as Vici Marentette)

Tristan Field-Jones ... Anthony Scalzetti

Patricia Harras ... Dr. Vanderbosch
Ed Sutton ... Detective Shanahan
David Brown ... Moose
Ernesto Griffith ... Big Lasalle

Tommy Chang ... Phan Wu
Vince Crestejo ... Mr. Wong (as Vincent Crestejo)
Leah Pasuta Katz ... Smiling Woman (as Leah Pasuta)
Rob Kristjansson ... Indecisive Customer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carlos Gallardo ... (archive footage)

Amy Tolsky ... (voice)
Cory Cassidy ... FBI Sniper (uncredited)
Warren Louis Wiltshire ... Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Robert Carner 
Writing credits
Charles Robert Carner (written by)

Produced by
Charles Robert Carner .... executive producer
Thomas Carter .... executive producer
Tim Christenson .... associate producer
Peter Lhotka .... producer
Richard M. Rothstein .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Louis Febre 
Cinematography by
Michael Goi 
Film Editing by
Marc Leif 
Casting by
Donna Rosenstein 
Production Design by
David M. Davis  (as David Davis)
Art Direction by
Gordon Wilding 
Set Decoration by
Robin J. Swiderski  (as Robin Swiderski)
Costume Design by
Joanne Hansen 
Makeup Department
Pamela M. Athayde .... key makeup artist (as Pamela Athayde)
Lori Caputi .... hair stylist
Frances Hans .... assistant makeup artist
Janet MacDonald .... key hair stylist (as Janet McDonald)
Jennifer Machnee .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Tom Benz .... production manager
Demetra Diamantopoulos .... unit production manager: Chicago second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Demetra Diamantopoulos .... first assistant director: Chicago second unit
Richard Duffy .... first assistant director: Winnipeg
Ehud Ellman .... first assistant director
Matt Maloney .... second assistant director
Rick Skene .... second unit director: Winnipeg
Art Department
Gary Barringer .... graphic video artist
Lloyd Brandson .... key scenic artist
Olaf Dux .... construction coordinator
Mark Fry .... graphic artist
Alexis Labra .... set dresser
Jay Robertson .... property master
Roger Roscoe .... assistant property master
Mark Shields .... storyboard artist
Bill Sinosich .... head carpenter
Remi Verfaillie .... set dresser
Jason Wilkins .... on-set dresser
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Shane Connelly .... production sound mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
David C. Eichhorn .... sound supervisor (as Dave Eichhorn)
William Freesh .... sound re-recording mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Tim Philben .... sound re-recording mixer
Nello Torri .... sound re-recording mixer
Thor Andersen .... boom operator (uncredited)
Anita Lubosch .... production sound mixer trainee (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Rory Cutler .... special effects coordinator
Mark Gebel .... special effects technician
Ryan 'Big Show' Bobert .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Tim Harding .... second assistant special effects (uncredited)
Jeff Sanca .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Eric Vrba .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mark Spatny .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Robert Borges .... stunt performer
Tommy Chang .... action coordinator
Tommy Chang .... fight coordinator
Wanda Ferraton .... stunt double: Cat
Allen Keng .... stunt performer
Matt Kippen .... stunt double
Terrance Leigh .... stunt double: Morgan
Dan McLean .... stunt actor
Seun Olagunju .... stunt double: kid blast
Chuck Robinson .... stunt driver
Craig Skene .... additional stunts
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator
Rick Skene .... stunt driver
Richard Thomas .... stunt double: Scalzetti
Glen Thompson .... stunt double
Glen Thompson .... stunt double: Simulus
Ofield Williams .... stunt double: Wayne Uglesich (as Kevin Williams)
Joe Eigo .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
François Balcaen .... key grip
John Durica .... lighting technician
Gregg Gannett .... second assistant camera: Chicago second unit (as Greg Gannett)
Schane Godon .... assistant camera
Tony Guerin .... camera operator
Joao Holowka .... best boy electric
Charles Konowal .... director of photography: Winnipeg second unit
David Morenz .... first assistant camera: Chicago second unit (as Dave Morenz)
Steve Morrison .... gaffer
Chooch Paglaro .... video playback operator
Clint Silzer .... dolly grip
Jan Thijs .... still photographer
Keith Eidse .... additional camera trainee (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sara Getzkin .... casting: USA
Jim Heber .... casting: Winnipeg
Juli-Ann Kay .... casting: Canada
Patricia Kress .... extras casting assistant
Sid Potma .... casting assistant: Canada
Lori Stefaniuk .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Michael Stahlberg .... assistant editor
Michael Hatzer .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
John Debney .... composer: theme music
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Peter Rotter .... music production supervisor
Transportation Department
John Bekavac .... driver captain
Jim Campbell .... set driver
Donny Haldane .... picture vehicle coordinator
Brian 'Shaky' Johnson .... driver
Glen Kerr .... driver: honeywagon
Ralph McCoy .... picture vehicle coordinator
Dave Perich .... transportation coordinator
Scott Quantrell .... unit driver
Other crew
Lindsay Affleck .... production assistant
Santino Barile .... armorer
Dale Ross Braun .... assistant production accountant
Jennifer Buchwald .... production assistant
Lisa Byrne .... production coordinator
Tommy Chang .... fight coordinator
Michael Chirsky .... production assistant
Dianne Domaratzki .... assistant production coordinator
Jordan Fines .... animal trainer (as Jordan Heppner)
Rob Fournier .... armourer
Eileen Gano .... craft service first aid
Jill Heather .... assistant production coordinator
Rob Kristjansson .... production assistant
Dean Lange .... production accountant
Carmen Lethbridge .... location manager
Susan Marucci .... script supervisor
David Porter .... chef
Bill Sorochan .... location manager
Elaine Yarish .... script supervisor
Dave Brown .... firearms trainer (uncredited)
Shane Clements .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
C. Bryce Fuller .... story development assistant (uncredited)
Rowan Harland .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Julian Saray .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Breakaway" - USA (video title)
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Rated R for violence
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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[first lines]
Jimmy Scalzetti:For those of you who just fell of the broccoli boat, Chicago Place is the most exclusive shopping mall in the Chicago area. The Christmas Rush is their busiest and most profitable season. At the end of each business day, fifty-seven retailers deposit their cash receipts in the basement vault...
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References The One (2001)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A better than average 'Die Hard' rip off!, 1 February 2006
Author: mjarvis0 from United Kingdom

This movie is a made for TV movie and as such some of these come off really good and others not so. Christmas Rush is not so but then again it is not so bad. Okay it is an obvious 'Die Hard' rip off but the interesting twist is the robbers motive. I will not give it away but I think this gave the film an emotional core that you will never get in all the other 'Die Hard' rip offs or die hard itself. I personally thought that at the end of Die hard was a bit too cheesy whereas the personal motive for the robber in this movie is quite understandable and suddenly he is not so much of a bad guy. I have always liked Dean Cain and I am happy that he has managed to keep in work after his role in Superman, many actors disappear without a trace after starring in a long running TV program. Maybe like Bruce Willis he will get a role that will launch him on the world stage. Watching Christmas Rush is easy on the eye and brain cells and has a good moral message while the demise of the lead robber will make you think.If I came across this film on DVD at a reasonable price I would certainly add it to my collection.

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