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Homeless for the Holidays (2009)

A smug executive enjoys the perfect life - until he loses his job, and finds himself working at a burger joint. Now he's falling behind on his bills, and if something doesn't change soon, his family could lose everything by Christmas.

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Matt Moore ...
Jack Baker
Crystal Dewitt-Hinkle ...
Sheryl Baker
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Adam Baker
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Michelle Baker
Russ Bruzek ...
Santa / Greeter
Michael Wilhelm ...
Mr. Fergusson
David Sisco ...
Wesley
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Crazy Supermarket Manager
Jessica Price ...
Adult Michelle Baker
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Eddie
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Rude Guy In Bathroom
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Crazy Frank
Richard 'Rick' Bobier ...
Homeless Man
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Business Executive
McKenna Thomas ...
Penguin Point Girl
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Jack Baker is a self-made executive who enjoys a happy, upper-middle-class life - until he loses his job, and finds himself working at a burger joint in order to make ends meet. To make things worse, ends are not being met, and, if something doesn't change soon, the Bakers could lose everything by Christmas. Written by Anonymous

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It's beginning to look a lot like (a lean) Christmas!

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16 October 2009 (USA)  »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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The scene where Shelby (Gretta Hambrook) gives Jack (Matt Moore) an envelope with money inside is actually based on a true event. When writer/director/producer George A. Johnson was going through financially difficult times, he was approached by a young girl named Shelby, who had raised over $100, and gave it to Johnson so that his family "could have a good Christmas". The envelope used in this scene is the actual envelope that Shelby gave to Johnson, and if you look closely, you will notice that the envelope says "Johnson Family". See more »

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15 November 2009 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

After reading the "reviews" one has to wonder if a room full of people saw the same film I did. Perhaps people close to the project are all giving 10 stars but they haven't got a critical bone in their bodies. This film falls short on many levels. The script is not well written but the overall acting is even worse. Add in pacing problems, poor editing and a musical score from a carnival, there wasn't much to rave about. Despite obvious amateur shortfalls there is a nice message. I'm just not sure anyone can sit through it the first 110 minutes in hopes of finding some modest form of redemption.

This movie only played once in Chicago and once was more than enough.


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