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A group of unaccompanied minors bond while snowed in at the midwestern Hoover International Airport during the holiday season and ultimately create a makeshift holiday themselves.

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Spencer and his little sister, Katherine, are flying to Pennsylvania for Christmas with their dad. While changing planes, a blizzard moves in and cancels all flights out of Hoover Airport: they must stay in a basement room with the other unaccompanied minors. Spencer and four others - a chubby boy, a non-stop-talker, a surly girl, and a rich kid - go AWOL and get in trouble with Mr. Porter, the Christmas-hating airport supervisor. The five misfits spend the night evading and enduring Porter's punishments, discovering all sorts of things in back rooms, making sure Katherine gets her visit from Santa, and finding among themselves a new kind of family. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Six kids, snowbound in an airport on Christmas Eve, without supervision. Someone please call security. See more »


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Rated PG for mild rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$157,361 (Australia) (1 December 2006)

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$16,647,384 (USA) (2 March 2007)
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Two of the actresses in this film are Paget Brewster and Gia Mantegna. Mantegna is the daughter of Joe Mantegna, who Brewster went on to star with, for many years, in Criminal Minds (2005) (2005). See more »

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When Charlie is dancing in the unclaimed luggage warehouse the floor around him is completely clean with all the luggage to the sides, however then in the shot with all of the kids dancing things are spread all around the floor. See more »

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Oliver Porter: And then, the Abominable Snowman who transforms the Emergency Equipment Center into his own private amusement park and then blames it on Aquaman? Aren't you a little old be to playing with dolls? I mean, what are you, like 40?
Zach Van Bourke: Uh, actually, Beef's 12, sir.
Oliver Porter: Good Lord.
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Jonny Polonsky and Ken Sluiter
Under license from Music for the Masses
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airport full of kids
3 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A bunch of teenagers get stranded at a huge airport, and then decide to take it over and have a holiday of their own. apparently a bunch of vacation plans were made,, kids get dropped off, and all of a sudden Mother Nature decides that she has other plans,, stranding all the kids without adult supervision from their parents,, all that is left to keep the peace is Airport Security.. now you have teenager run amok in the airport,, so the antics start to fly fast and heavy,, lot's of laughs and pranks along the way,, you get to learn a little bit about a few of the character in the movie and such,, and one of the children tries to help one of the adults at the airport find his family or something along those lines,, all in all not a great movie,, but not a bad movie either,, pretty much right in the middle of the road.


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