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Finding John Christmas (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Tribune Assistant
Justin Blackburn ...
Brian Heighton ...
Police Officer
Craig Wood ...
Fire Chief Vasquez
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Storyline

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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Followed by When Angels Come to Town (2004) See more »

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Good warm feeling that kick into high gear when Noah meets Hank
26 June 2004 | by (Mount Pleasant, Iowa) – See all my reviews

A wonderful movie with a definite direction on where it wants to take the viewer. I loved the sub plots. The element of surprise that came with Noah's revelation to Hank was wonderful. Peter Falk's Max was the balance check that prevented any overflow of sugar. At times the character of Max was a bit much. Much of the character's dialogue was to deflect when the opposite character begins to figure things out, however, the technique began to get overbearing. It wasn't until the hand on the shoulder "it's good to see you again" to Hank that I felt that all of the information was revealed.

The movie deserves a good sequel so we can see what happens in Hank's life and of course Kathleen, Noah and the kid.


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