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Director:
Writers (WGA):
David Schneider (teleplay) &
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Release Date:
14 December 2004 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Allen Karroll hates Christmas ever since his ex-girlfriend humiliated him in front of thousands of people one Christmas... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Dennis Dugan... You da Christmas Man See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Everett Scott ... Allen Karroll

Wallace Shawn ... Zeb Rosecog

Verne Troyer ... Spike

Alanna Ubach ... Jodie McDougall

Deanna Milligan ... Carrie Ford

Richard Kline ... Bradley Carchet

Larry Miller ... Barry Freedman

Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Patricia Rosecog Montgomery

Dan Joffre ... Jacob Marley

Brian Martell ... Ken Steiner
Renée Amber ... Ellen Williams
Brian Stollery ... Bob Williams
Kade Phillips ... Tim Williams (as Kade Philps)
Stacey Zurburg ... Alicia Rosecog Montgomery
Taylor Huber ... 5 yr. old Patricia
Kailin See ... Lisa

Daniel Libman ... ER Doctor
Frank Takacs ... Santa in Park
Andrew McIlroy ... Ricciardi

Chantal Perron ... Annie
Don Bland ... Bus Passenger #1
Jebb Fink ... Guy on Bus
Clark Robertson ... Employee #1
Shannon Tuer ... Receptionist
Scott Arnold ... Young Bradley
Daniel Jeffery ... Boy in Park

Krishna Tailor ... Wise Man #1
Jesse Lipscombe ... Wise Man #2
Graeme Davies ... Security Guard

Nkechi Odina ... Doctor

Dennis Dugan ... Door Knocker

Tom Carey ... Reindeer Guy
Jonathan Love ... Party Guest
Stevie Mitchell ... Boy #1 (as Steve Mitchell)
Bharbara Egan ... Mrs. Coolidge
Jacey Kenny ... Alicia Rose Montgomery
Amelia Mackie ... Little Girl on Bus
Brad Payne ... Donkey Guy
Andrew Sommerfeld ... 'Tall' Spike
Peter Kinjo ... Janitor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madison Lindstrom ... School Girl
Richard Sherry ... Background

Julia Faye West ... School girl
Sharon Price ... Trumpet Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Dennis Dugan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Schneider (teleplay) &
Drew Daywalt (teleplay)

Charles Dickens (novel "A Christmas Carol") (suggestion)

Produced by
Linda Berman .... executive producer
John Cosgrove .... executive producer
David Craig .... supervising producer
Delia Fine .... executive producer
Wendy Hill-Tout .... co-executive producer
Jon Klane .... executive producer
Avi Levy .... producer (as Avi Noam Levy)
Terry Dunn Meurer .... executive producer
George Paige .... executive producer
Michelle Wong .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
John Frizzell 
 
Cinematography by
Andrés Garretón (director of photography) (as Andres Garreton)
Jon Joffin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Patrick J. Don Vito 
 
Casting by
Lynne Carrow 
Deb Green 
Jay Scully 
 
Production Design by
Louise Middleton 
 
Art Direction by
Bill Ives 
 
Set Decoration by
Sean Blackie 
 
Costume Design by
Carol Case 
 
Makeup Department
Laura Demoissac .... key hair stylist
Donna Fuller .... first assistant makeup artist
Samantha Rumball .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Billy Crawford .... post-production supervisor
Wes Irwin .... post-production manager
Linda Rogers-Ambury .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Chipera .... first assistant director
Chris Cinnamon .... trainee assistant director
Lorie Gibson .... third assistant director
Michele Williams .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alfred A. Arndt .... construction coordinator (as Alf Arndt)
Jordan Dobbie .... assistant property master
Pat Goettler .... prop graphics
Amber Humphries .... assistant set decorator
Travis Mackenzie .... head greens
Denise Nadredre .... props buyer (as Denise Buza)
Andy Nieman .... property master
Andy Robertson .... assistant art direction
Lori Sobkowich .... painting coordinator
 
Sound Department
John Asman .... re-recording mixer
Vince Gutierrez .... supervising sound editor
Scott C. Kolden .... sound designer (as Scott Kolden)
Wade Maude .... boom operator
Michael Playfair .... sound recordist
Justan Ross .... sound assistant
Jivan Tahmizian .... adr editor
Jivan Tahmizian .... dialogue editor
Fred Tator .... re-recording mixer
Wendy Czajkowsky .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Amanda Paller .... first assistant
Jason Paradis .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Rosmary Conte .... visual effects coordinator
Elaine Fung .... rotoscope artist
John Gajdecki .... visual effects supervisor
Peter Hunt .... visual effects: Rainmaker
 
Stunts
Tom Eirikson .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jarrett Craig .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tim Dutchak .... best boy electric
Donovan Fraser .... first assistant camera
Kimberly French .... still photographer (as Kimberley French)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
Simon Jori .... digital imaging technician
Charles Koetke .... key grip (as Chuck Koetke)
Mike Kolafa .... gaffer
Carey Toner .... a camera/steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Susan Taylor Brouse .... casting: Vancouver (as Susan Brouse)
Lynne Carrow .... casting: Vancouver
Marcy Dichter .... extras casting
Larkin MacKenzie-Ast .... casting assistant
Anne McCarthy .... casting: USA
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeffrey Fayle .... costume set supervisor
Katie Klingvall .... daily costume dresser
 
Editorial Department
Gus Comegys .... on-line editor: HDTV
Janelle Ashley Nielson .... additional editor
Matthew John Smith .... post-production assistant
 
Location Management
Neale Joudrie .... location manager
 
Music Department
Tom Erba .... composer: additional music
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music supervisor (as Michelle Kuznetsky-Silverman)
 
Transportation Department
Max Radford .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Aviline Adshead .... craft service (as Avaline Adshead)
David Benning .... production assistant
Joy Bond .... production coordinator
Sandi Cameron .... script supervisor
Marty Hanenberg .... stand-in
Ryan Harrington .... production coordinator
Afzal Huda .... trainee producer
John Lacroix .... production accountant
Heather Roscorla .... first assistant accountant
Robert Roscorla .... assistant accountant
Donna Serafinus .... legal affairs: Voice Pictures
Trisha Leigh Short .... daily production assistant
Marlea Willis .... unit publicist
 

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87 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Background prop paintings created by Jen Bailey.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As the ghosts are helping Alan get into the reindeer costume near the end of the film, the Ghost of Christmas Future has the jingle bell collar hanging from his arm, but in the next shot it's already around Alan's neck.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features A Christmas Carol (1984) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
SILENT NIGHTSee more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Dennis Dugan... You da Christmas Man, 20 December 2004
Author: John Wayne Peel (jwpeel@tiac.net) from United States

I got a real kick out of this funny and touching treatment of Charles Dickens immortal classic. I even liked Wallace Shawn in it whom I usually cringe to watch with that awful big-tongued lisp of his, but here, everyone is used to their best advantage. (I must admit I liked him as an old Ferenghi Yoda-type on "Deep Space Nine" but I digress several light years.)

Tom Everett Scott whom I only knew from Tom Hanks film "That Thing You Do" prior to this is a lovable wholesome schlub who mistakenly gets visited by the three ghosts instead of his Scooge-y next door neighbor. Larry Miller is always fun to watch and here, he truly shines with some excellent one-liners

The love interest is also charming and the other two ghosts are a scream, especially Verne Troyer's Christmas future in a delightfully twisted version of the original. There is also Marley's ghost, but to tell you the delicious take they did on HIM would ruin a sweet surprise that should make you laugh long and hard unless you are already dead yourself.

There are some extremely emotional scenes that may make you reach for the Kleenex and they are not at all heavy handed nor do they hurt the overall effect of this "Carol." Slapstick, pathos, one-liners and fun characterizations mixed well and blended thoroughly make this worthwhile viewing to be sure.

Check this one out and avoid at all costs the Tori Spelling version from Hallmark. Director (and sometimes actor) Dennis Dugan balanced Karroll's Chrismas" all so well and adroitly. You may remember him as "Richie Brockelman, Private Eye" from the old "Rockford Files" series or one of his other quirky TV performances in the 1970's or 80's. Anyway, the man sure knows how to direct a great, fun holiday movie. And some great rocking music to boot.

And after all the

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