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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
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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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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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In a scene set during the 1910s, the "A. C. Gilbert" logo on the truck door is printed in Aachen Medium, a font that was released in 1977. 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 great surprise movie!
22 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I taped this movie when it first came out and have watched it every year since. I was about to put it in tonight while wrapping gifts and realized, the tape is wearing out and just ordered it on DVD. It should be a yearly classic.

I'm not a fan of Jason Alexander, from Seinfeld but I have to give him credit. He did very well in this movie, I was so surprised. This is a true story.

It is a very well thought out movie, it has heart and I highly recommend it. watch it with an open mind.

Kelly Rowan and Ed Asner did very well.


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