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Finding John Christmas (2003)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Drama, Family, Fantasy  |  30 November 2003 (USA)
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Max, the Christmas angel, returns in a new story as he attempts to reunite a fallen hero with his family and bring dreams back into the life of a nurse struggling to save her E.R. from being closed.

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Kathleen McAllister
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Hank McAllister
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Jennifer Pisana ...
Soccoro Greeley
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Marcy Bernard
Patricia Gage ...
Eleanor McAllister
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Max
David Calderisi ...
Dr. Merkatz
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Antonovitch
Michael Hirschbach ...
Dr. Flynn
Kenny Robinson ...
Pawn Broker
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Justin Blackburn ...
Brian Heighton ...
Police Officer
Craig Wood ...
Fire Chief Vasquez
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Divorced nurse Kathleen McAllister becomes depressed as her ER is about to be closed by budget cuts. Delightfully surprised to spot a newspaper picture of her brother hank, who left town 25 years ago, she approaches the photographer, who can't help her as it was a mer coincidence, but the editor smells a gimmick and posts a fat reward for whoever finds the man whom the public dubs 'John Christmas'. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »
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Hank's position relative to the check changes when the ER donation is announced at the end. See more »

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Follows A Town Without Christmas (2001) See more »

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Heartwarming holiday story and delightful return for Peter Falk as "Max"
5 December 2003 | by (Albuquerque, NM) – See all my reviews

Having been a fan of 'Columbo', I was sorely disappointed in 'Corky Romano'. While certainly a funny movie, Falk's mob boss character was a far cry from the lovable lieutenant he's played for so many years, especially with the offensive language he used. After 'Corky Romano', I was honestly both surprised by and soured on Mr. Peter Falk. HOWEVER, having just seen 'Finding John Christmas' and its predecessor, 'A Town Without Christmas', for the first time within a week of each other, I have to say that 'Max', Peter's Falk's delightful character in both movies, is surely as memorable and lovable as 'Columbo'. While parts of the movie are quite predictable, such scenes in no way take away from the enjoyment of seeing the story played out. I too wish I had recorded both of these heartwarming Christmas movies, and I highly recommend them whether you're a Falk fan, a Christmas nut, or simply someone who enjoys the occasional feel-good movie of the week. This movie may end up lost among the throngs of made-for-TV holiday flicks, so be sure to find 'Finding John Christmas' before it's too late.


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