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Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero -- It's Christmas time at the Baker household, and Bailey is at it again. Worried that he won't get any presents from Santa, Bailey learns about a mysterious Native American brave who can make his holiday wishes come true.

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Liz Franke (writer)
Steve Franke (writer)
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6 November 2012 (USA) See more »
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It's "Christmas time" at the Baker household, and Bailey is at it again. Worried that he will not get... See more » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Playhouse--November 2012
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 14 November 2012, 3:11 PM, PST)

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Cute Story if you can get past the terrible acting See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rick Shew ... Mike Baker

Trey Bumpass ... Truman Baker
Christine Galyean ... Abbi Baker

Liz Franke ... Julie Baker

Grant James ... Grandpa Harlan Baker

Juli Erickson ... Grandma Carol Ann Baker

Kenzie Pallone ... Madison
Andrew Hair ... Handsome Fellow
Sydney Reinhardt ... Taylor
Guinn Powell ... Sgt. Grayson

Michael Turner ... Bailey (voice)

Brad Hawkins ... Duke (voice)

Bryan Massey ... Gilbo the Cajun Canine (voice)
R. Bruce Elliott ... The Force (voice)
Katy Gray Jackson ... Tabitha (voice)
Sue Roberts-Birch ... Dolly the Llama (voice) (as Sue Birch)

Steve Franke ... Freddy (voice)

Johnny Marshall ... Harold the Cow (voice)
Kara Cardenas ... Llama (voice)
Debra Marshall ... Llama (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bailey ... Duke (as Bailey Franke)

Duke ... Bailey (as Duke Franke)
John Frentress ... Santa
Bill Jenkins ... Santa (voice)
Rick Jenny ... Family at Fountain
Blake Messer ... Madison's Dad
Lauren Nicole Messer ... Madison's Mom
Cameron Weber ... Family at Fountain

Directed by
Steve Franke 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lucille Cardenas  script consultant
Liz Franke  writer
Steve Franke  writer

Produced by
Liz Franke .... executive producer
Liz Franke .... producer
Steve Franke .... executive producer
Steve Franke .... producer
Cheryl A. Freeman .... executive producer
Angie Meyer .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Wolfgang Lackner 
 
Cinematography by
Britt West 
 
Film Editing by
Aaron S. Walker 
 
Makeup Department
Heather Henry .... key make up & hair
 
Production Management
Elise Graham .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Keen .... additional assistant director
David Pinkston .... additional assistant director
 
Sound Department
Johnny Marshall .... sound designer
Johnny Marshall .... sound re-recording mixer
Codi Putman .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Bailey .... still photographer
Rigel Benton .... additional still photography
Paul Carroll .... grip/electric
Jordan Boston Jones .... first assistant camera (as Jordan Jones)
Rachel Pallone .... additional still photographer
David Pinkston .... camera operator: additional unit
David Pinkston .... second unit photography
Richard Porter .... grip/electric
Christopher Simpson .... gaffer (as Chris Simpson)
Christopher Simpson .... second unit photography (as Chris Simpson)
Danny Williams .... grip/electric
 
Casting Department
Nadine Boettcher .... casting
Kara Cardenas .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Nguyen .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Omar Godinez .... colorist
 
Other crew
Rigel Benton .... production assistant
Eve Butterly .... script supervisor
Nancy Fonfara .... dog owner: Freddy
Kurt Franke .... production assistant
Liz Franke .... dog trainer: Duke and Bailey
Nicole Garcea .... script supervisor
G. Johnson .... production assistant
Sarah Keen .... production assistant
Ward McAfee .... dog owner: Gilbo
Jo-Ann Shuma .... dog owner: The Force
Heather Sims .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Scott Arrington .... the producers wish to thank: Camp Wisdom
Barbara Blanchette .... the producers wish to thank: The Campbell Agency
Karla Chase .... the producers wish to thank: Southlake Town Square
Gillian DeGennaro .... the producers wish to thank: The Horne Agency
Danielle Felts .... the producers wish to thank: City of Weatherford
Wendy Field .... the producers wish to thank: Weatherford Police Department (as Corporal Wendy Field)
Nancy Johnson .... the producers wish to thank: The Campbell Agency
Travis Johnson .... the producers wish to thank: Weatherford Police Department (as Officer Travis Johnson)
Mike Manning .... the producers wish to thank: Weatherford Police Department (as Chief Mike Manning)
Linda McAlister .... the producers wish to thank
Molly McAlister .... the producers wish to thank
David R. Smith .... the producers wish to thank: Dallas Baptist University
Jeanene Stermer .... the producers wish to thank: The Downtown Medicine Mound Preservation Group
Carol Ann Talmon .... the producers wish to thank
Malcolm Talmon .... the producers wish to thank
David Turner .... the producers wish to thank: Copper Breaks State Park
 

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Cute Story if you can get past the terrible acting, 22 November 2012
Author: candiceloves from United States

Bought this because my 3 year old loves the live animal children's movies. The overall story is cute enough but only if you can stomach the terrible, forced acting by these 'actors'. My son was easily bored when it came to the human only scenes. The adults with their rigid, unnatural dialog and lack of chemistry all the way down to the little girl with the lisp, who was forced, awkward, unenjoyable and who's character made no sense.

The character of Truman was well played although the actor Trey Bumpass seemed bored half the time, his chemistry with Bailey was very sweet and enjoyable to watch. I would love to see him in something more challenging, he seems to have the natural talent ability and looks for TV and film. If it weren't for him saving the film, I'd consider it a massive flop and whoever was in charge of casting should be fired.

Overall, I wish I hadn't wasted my money on this DVD. I should have waited for Santa Paws 2 because at least there, the acting isn't forced. It makes me wonder if this was a production put one of those unqualified acting schools that gives work to their actors only if they pay for involvement.

But if you are able to see past forced, terrible acting, then by all means buy it.

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