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The Man Who Saved Christmas (2002)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, Family  |  15 December 2002 (USA)
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A.C. Gilbert figures out a way to keep Christmas alive after the war threatens to take it away in his name.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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A.C. Gilbert
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Mary
Ari Cohen ...
Frank Gilbert
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Sam Ryder
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Mrs. Gilbert
Daniel Kash ...
Hiram Harris
Jake Brockman ...
Al Jr.
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David Talbot ...
Ben
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Brad Borbridge ...
Guard
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Secretary Daniels
François Klanfer ...
Craig Gardner ...
Admiral
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Storyline

Although their own father, bank Charles, refuses them a loan to start a novelty American toys company to rival the established German import, the brothers A.C. and Frank succeed, especially with constructive and educational products. When the US gets dragged into Word War I, Frank enlists and Franklin Roosevelt's government recruits A.C. as consultant to convert factories like theirs for the war effort. Yet his gifted preteen son, whose schoolmates meanly turned on the 'Christmas killer's kid', ends up convincing him to refuse canceling Christmas and even resume toy production. Written by KGF Vissers

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He couldn't stop the war, but he wouldn't let the war stop Christmas.

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Biography | Drama | Family | War

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A karácsony megmentője  »

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The USA entered WWI in 1917. In 1918, AC Gilbert goes to Washington to "save Christmas" along with his family, including a 10 year old AC Gilbert Jr. In reality, AC Jr. wasn't born until a year later in 1919. See more »

Quotes

Frank Gilbert: [after giving a Christmas gift to A.C. Gilbert] You don't know how hard it was finding you something you didn't invent!
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A new favorite
25 December 2007 | by (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I caught The Man Who Saved Christmas in the wee hours of this Christmas on Book Television, and I have got to say, it become a favorite of mine. I am planning on ordering the DVD and adding it to my collection of my other holiday classics.

Outside of his voice acting in the "Aladdin" series and sequels, I've never been a big fan of Jason Alexander's work. That was, however, before I saw this movie. His performance as A. C. Gilbert was believable and touching, as was the other aspects of the movie.

While "The Man Who Saved Christmas" is a Christmas movie, it is one that I believe can be viewed at any time of the year. It gives one hope during a difficult time.


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