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The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation -- The Bannister family - including former K-9 police hero Zeus (voiced by Mario López of TV's SAVED BY THE BELL) - is back, and this time they're spending their holidays at a beautiful Rocky Mountain resort. But toss in an unexpected visit from cocky Uncle Randy (Casper Van Dien of TV's WATCH OVER ME) and his foxy poodle Bella (voiced by Paris Hilton of TV's SIMPLE LIFE) and a familiar pair of bumbling jewel thieves (led by Dean Cain of TV's LOIS & CLARK), and this holiday may be headed downhill fast! Can Zeus solve the crime, save Bella and hit the slopes, all in time for Christmas Day? Gary Valentine (TV's KING OF QUEENS), Elisa Donovan (TV's SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, CLUELESS) and Catherine Oxenberg (STARSHIP TROOPERS) co-star in the all-new four-legged family adventure!
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Release Date:
28 November 2010 (USA) See more »
The Bannister family - including former K-9 police hero Zeus - is back, and this time they're spending... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Gary Valentine ... George Bannister

Dean Cain ... Ted

Paris Hilton ... Bella (voice)

Mario Lopez ... Zeus (voice)

Elisa Donovan ... Belinda Bannister

Casper Van Dien ... Randy

Joey Diaz ... Stewey (as Joey 'Coco' Diaz)
Matt Berger ... Hans

Kayley Stallings ... Kara Bannister

Brennan Bailey ... Ben Bannister
Michael William Arnold ... Zack

Beth Shea ... Missy

Carlson Young ... London James

Mindy Sterling ... Grandma

David O'Donnell ... Sotherby

Catherine Oxenberg ... Dottie

Adrienne Barbeau ... Mildred
Nickalaus Walker ... Inn Keeper

Michael Healey ... Trooper / Wolves / Roscoe / Sleigh Horse (voice)
Virginia Huff ... Swedish Massage Therapist
Jeff Nicholson ... Security Guard
Coley Feifer ... Kid in Snowball Fight
Ilana Silverman ... Chegwee
Barry Barnholtz ... Russell
Jeffrey Schenck ... Clark
Ryan Whaley ... Newlywed
Audrey M. Preston ... Newlywed
James Rodriguez Jr. ... Hotel Guest (as James Rodriguez)
Maria Bellis ... Hotel Guest
Brandon Bowen ... Chef
Jeff Proctor ... Sleigh Driver
Buck Kois ... Sleigh Driver
Brant Owens ... Ski Patrolman

Celeste Van Dien ... Randy's Daughter

Maya Van Dien ... Randy's Daughter (as Amanda Maya Van Dien)

Grace Van Dien ... Randy's Daughter (as Caroline Grace Van Dien)
Anna Barnholtz ... Wendy
Maia Hines Woo ... Scarlet
Aidan Schenck ... Corey
Ryan Schenck ... Scott (as Ryan William Schenck)
Carter Bertisch ... Chuck
Bas Finch ... Danny (as Sebastian 'Bas' Finch)
Jackson Finch ... Andy
Victoria Finch ... Sophia
Alexis Grossman ... Holly
Niki Grossman ... Chris

Diane Healey ... Voice of GPS System (voice)

Directed by
Michael Feifer 
Writing credits
Richard Gnolfo (screenplay) &
Michael Ciminera (screenplay) and
Peter Sullivan (screenplay)

Richard Gnolfo (story) &
Michael Ciminera (story) and
Jeffrey Schenck (story) &
Peter Sullivan (story)

Produced by
Barry Barnholtz .... executive producer
Michael Ciminera .... associate producer
Michael Feifer .... producer
Jerry Fruchtman .... executive producer
Peter Fruchtman .... executive producer
Richard Gnolfo .... associate producer
Diane Healey .... associate producer
Jeffrey Schenck .... executive producer
Peter Sullivan .... co-producer
Original Music by
Andres Boulton 
Chad Rehmann 
Cinematography by
Jeffrey D. Smith 
Film Editing by
Sean Olson 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Costume Design by
Alicia Joy Rydings 
Makeup Department
Inna M. Hwemeil .... key makeup artist
Claudia Londoño .... makeup department head
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erin Forrest .... second assistant director
Art Department
Nickalaus Walker .... set dresser
Sound Department
Jithu Aravamudhan .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Cabinum .... first assistant camera "b" camera
Kelly Herrin .... gaffer
Kelly Herrin .... jib operator
Kelly Herrin .... rigger
James Rydings .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
James Rydings .... operator: "b" camera
Ian Sherrington .... additional photography
Ian Sherrington .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Monte Zwirn .... key grip
Casting Department
Madison Chioles .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Eric Maldin .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Lauren Levine .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Liana Bryer .... executive assistant
Erika Canchola .... production attorney
Lindsay Cohen .... script supervisor
Erin Forrest .... production coordinator
Elsa Ramo .... production attorney
Tara Sattler .... production intern

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Rated PG for mild rude humor and brief language
89 min
USA:PG (certificate #46349)

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8 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Awful movie!, 29 November 2010
Author: vbilinski

Is not good to have it even n the background when you're doing something else... better turn off your TV. The acting of Hilton is terrible!!! she is not an actress, she should go back to do... what is that she does???

Mario can do better than this and the rest of the cast also... this kind of movie just put them at the end of the list of actors that you'll like to see next time.

If you're browsing your TV channels and have this movie as a maybe... please keep clicking and look for something else.

My 3 year old girl who was very exited by the commercial of the movie because all the Christmas stuff and the dogs was more bored than us... this should tell you all.

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