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"Chuck" Chuck Versus Santa Claus (2008)

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Chuck: Season 2: Episode 11 -- The Buy More is held hostage. As it becomes apparent the incident is not a random act brought on by holiday madness, and Chuck and the Intersect are at risk, Sarah takes action.


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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
15 December 2008 (Season 2, Episode 11)
A car crashes into the Buy More, everyone inside, including Ellie and Devon are taken hostage. Chuck does his best to protect everyone. The real goals are not evident, and it will lead to some very hard choices. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Zachary Levi ... Chuck Bartowski

Yvonne Strahovski ... Sarah Walker

Joshua Gomez ... Morgan Grimes

Ryan McPartlin ... Devon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb

Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Big Mike

Vik Sahay ... Lester Patel

Scott Krinsky ... Jeff Barnes

Julia Ling ... Anna Wu

Sarah Lancaster ... Ellie Bartowski

Adam Baldwin ... John Casey

Tony Hale ... Emmett Milbarge

Jed Rees ... Nathan Edward 'Ned' Rhyerson

Bonita Friedericy ... General Diane Beckman

Reginald VelJohnson ... Sgt. Al Powell

Michael Rooker ... Mauser

Tina Huang ... Maureen Mitsubishi

Matt Riedy ... Swat Captain
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jesse Heiman ... Fernando (uncredited)
Michael Kawczynski ... Skip (uncredited)
Julie McKinnon ... Buy More Customer (uncredited)

Lony'e Perrine ... Buy More Employee (uncredited)

Allan Yates ... Burbank Police Officer (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Robert Duncan McNeill 
Writing credits
Josh Schwartz (created by) and
Chris Fedak (created by)

Scott Rosenbaum (written by)

Zev Borow (story editor) &
Matthew Lau (story editor)

Produced by
Ali Adler .... co-executive producer (as Allison Adler)
Lisa Cochran-Neilan .... producer
Anne Cofell Saunders .... producer
Chris Fedak .... executive producer
Rick Hubert .... associate producer
Peter Johnson .... co-executive producer
Phil Klemmer .... supervising producer
Ben Kunde .... co-producer
Paul Marks .... producer
McG .... executive producer
Robert Duncan McNeill .... supervising producer
Matthew Miller .... co-executive producer (as Matt Miller)
Scott Rosenbaum .... executive producer
Josh Schwartz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tim Jones (music by)
Cinematography by
Buzz Feitshans IV (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jeff Granzow 
Casting by
Patrick Rush  (as Patrick J. Rush)
Production Design by
Cece Destefano  (as Cecele Destefano)
Set Decoration by
William DeBiasio 
Costume Design by
Robin Lewis West 
Makeup Department
Joni Powell .... department head makeup
Joy Zapata .... department head hair
Cindy Miguens .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Tijen Osman .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Nani Velez .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Lisa Cochran-Neilan .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian P. Della Penna .... first assistant director (as Chris Della Penna)
Susan M. Elmore .... second assistant director
Alexis Schmidtberger .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Art Department
Scott Bauer .... property master
Kinney Booker .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Christopher Harwood .... set dresser gangboss (uncredited)
Dean B. Katz .... buyer (uncredited)
Nikolai Loveikis .... assistant property master: additional (uncredited)
Lanie Mimikakis .... props (uncredited)
Danny Rowe .... on-set property master (uncredited)
Scott Sener .... assistant propmaster (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ed Carr .... re-recording mixer
Gregory M. Gerlich .... supervising sound editor
Todd Grace .... re-recording mixer
Tony Gray .... sound mixer
Eric Maxwell .... foley editor (uncredited)
Jason Oliver .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Troy Porter .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Peter Reynolds .... sound editor (uncredited)
Deron Street .... first assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Gerard Vernice .... sound (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Dan Curry .... visual effects supervisor
Adam Avery .... visual effects (uncredited)
James William Visconti III .... computer/video playback engineer (uncredited)
Marque Ohmes .... stunt double
David Castillo .... stunt double: lead (uncredited)
Alisa Hensley .... stunt double: Yvonne Strahovski (uncredited)
David Morizot .... fight coordinator (uncredited)
Jason Sanfilippo .... stunt double: Vik Sahay (uncredited)
Nathan Siebring .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Nathan Siebring .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Fay .... key grip (as Michael Fay)
Bob Field .... gaffer
Grant Yellen .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ben Betts .... key video engineer (uncredited)
Trey Clinesmith .... b-camera operator (uncredited)
Matthew A. Del Ruth .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Andrew Dumas .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Jesse MacDonald .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
Jeremy Cox .... animator: titles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Huse .... costume supervisor
Richard Boitano .... set costumer (uncredited)
Jessica Carpenter .... costumer (uncredited)
Robert Velasquez .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Chad Cole .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Scott Hatcher .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Alexandra Patsavas .... music supervisor
Scott Schirle .... music editor
Nicholas Skalba .... score co-producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
D. Scott Guthrie .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Ron Poniewaz Jr. .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Kevin Tokusato .... driver (uncredited)
Jon Wilborn .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Genie Babcock .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Karin Fong .... title designer (uncredited)
Giovanna Paola Giangregorio .... production assistant (uncredited)
Casey Green .... video/computer playback operator (uncredited)
Jeremy Guarisco .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Madison Harding .... post production intern (uncredited)
Kelli Parsons .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mindy Stevenson .... accounting auditor (uncredited)
Andrew Veeder .... assistant to line producer (uncredited)
Nick White .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dana Yee .... title designer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

44 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Reginald VelJohnson reprises his role as police Sgt. Al Powell from the movie Die Hard (1988) in response to a hostage situation inside the Buy More store at which Chuck works.See more »
Continuity: Chuck tells Sarah he's in the romantic comedy section, but in the background movies such as Jaws 3, BASEketball, and Seabiscuit can all be seen, none of which are romantic comedies.See more »
John Casey:[Entering the Castle Control Room] What's going on?
[Sarah indicates the screen]
John Casey:Great, I step out of work one time, I miss all the fun.
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Movie Connections:
Silent NightSee more »


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merry uh crash, hostages but fake out by bada..., 4 May 2014
Author: jtsjtssmokey-703-366973 from Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Nothing like betting on cops chasing car that ends up crashed into the Buy More, with all Chucks friends including Ellie and Devon, the guy has a gun and doesn't seem with it, nice fake out by Ned, who works with Fulcrum. Big Mike and the looser Emmett, hide as Chuck is the one "in charge", so Ned seems to "trust" him, all the while others are finding and looking into Castle.

Casey and Sarah try to take Chuck out of there, but he wont go, somehow Casey looses a toe, all are in store while some think of taking Ned "out" but Chuck says wait, they do till...

Another bad guy, who is a "cop" but is a Fulcrum agent, comes into store, we don't see that till Chuck flashes and tries to have Ned let everyone go, then Ned and Mauser, Fulcrum/cop, with the threat to kill Ellie and all the rest, Chuck doesn't know where Bryce is, but to protect all he love says where the intersect is.

Chuck has 1 last request, to say good bye to his sister, he gives her a hug and says he loves her, she doesn't know it could be his last, with Devon too comes up to hug and here Chuck says let the "awesome" out. So Devon and company came up with a plan, Jeff got flatten and Anna says at least they tried unlike Morgan, but Morgan pops up with a saves the day catching Ned unaware so Devon and big Mike can put him on his head, knocked out, Devon got the gun they are safe before anyone else can "rescue" them.

Fulcrum agent making a get a way with Chuck, tires shot up and Chuck runs, the "hide" and "chase" through trees is on, Sarah finds Chuck first with orders to run, get back to Castle his safety more important than hers, but he doesn't go turns around, Sarah and the agent fight, he almost seems to win, but she gets her gun and aims it as he taunts her with, "he is more important and they will not stop till he is found and he knows Chuck is the intersect, Chuck will never be safe from him". Chuck sees her kill this agent, as she knows if she doesn't Chuck and his life would be over, and his life and family and friends are more important to him and not seeing them would "kill" him.

Buy more safe now all is done, Jeff takes his kiss from Anna, Morgan sees and is hurt, she is totally grossed out and Jeff smiles happily being wheeled out on the ambulance gurney. Chuck an Morgan sit on desk as Morgan talks about seeing something so horrible burned in his head, Chuck says he knows what he means and the episode ends with them not sure where they "stand".

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