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Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Crime | Family  -  9 December 2007 (USA)
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A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas.

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David Martin
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Dad Chandler (as Tim Bottoms)
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Mom Chandler
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Grandma
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Jake Chandler
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Katie Chandler
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Jessica
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Lucy
Cedric De Souza ...
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Marion Eisman ...
Mrs. Barber
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Barbara
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Mr. Portnoy
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Slick Guy
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Would-be painter Gertrude 'Trudie' Chandler loses her waitress job and boyfriend Nick on Christmas Eve - her only shot not to feel like her family's black sheep. To replace the ideal son-in-law with even hunkier dream-prince, David Martin, she kidnaps him at gunpoint to attend the family holidays in a secluded luxurious log cabin. Crazy lies prevent David from convincing the Chandler family he's not Nick and from escaping. After finally passing a rescue call to his spoiled fiancée, David decides to play the perfect catch to make her undoing worse. Before the police rescue him, he and the family realize they adore each other, the others all prove imperfect, and David and Trudy reassess their relationship after getting to know each other. Written by KGF Vissers

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She's bringing home the perfect boyfriend...even if it's a federal offense


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The movie became the highest viewed broadcast in the history of ABC Family with 6.7 million viewers and adults 18 to 49 (a 2.4 rating). See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in a cold, winter climate but the store where they stop to buy gas only has a screen door on the front. See more »

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[first lines]
Trudie: [narrating] I'm not crazy. I'm a long way from crazy. Doing one crazy thing does not make a person crazy, though I have to admit this isn't how I expected to be spending my Christmas... and I'm sure it's not how David Martin planned on spending his.
[to David who is walking down a snow-covered road in the middle of nowhere]
Trudie: So, you've been walking for what, about an hour? And you've gone exactly 1.8 miles and the nearest gas station is 20 miles away - you do the math. Look, why don't...
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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Sleigh Ride
Produced by Martin Blasick
Performed by Rebecca Poole
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Surprisingly great!
13 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film was great. It's a Christmas film with romance and humour and a completely different storyline - for once. A lot of films these days are basically the same old, same old but this was nice and fresh.

I actually started watching it thinking it was going to be pretty bad, but I am really glad I watched it! The acting was good too, especially the Grandma.

The only criticism I would have is that they should have included the Grandma throughout a lot more because her character was great!! Aside from that, I don't really think there is anything else to complain about. Yes, it's not a big time movie .. it was made for TV and therefore lacks the 'shine' of a big time cinema hit. That's what I think makes it more enjoyable! Go watch it - hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!


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