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Silver Bells (2013)

TV-G | | Family | Video 4 September 2015
An overly win-driven sportscaster goes too far and must perform community service during December as a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army.

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Piper Dalt
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Jim Morgan
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Kasey Dalt
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Lesley Stiles
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Ryan Newman ...
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John Benchley ...
Food Volunteer
Kym Whitehead ...
Roberta Lowell
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Judy Gage
Thomas Richert ...
Arlo Gage (as Tom Richert)
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Chad
Noah Genson ...
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Sportscaster Bruce Dalt is a man basically full of himself with nothing to curb his competitive and ceaseless go-for-the-gold attitude. A mishap during his son's basketball game lands him in court where he is ordered to do community service. Now he's a reluctant bell-ringer for the Salvation Army. His arrogant behavior, captured on video, goes viral and negatively impacts his career and family, causing both to crumble before him. Major Melvin Lowell of the Salvation Army, knowing of God's love, guides his actions, hoping he'll come to recognize the charity of Christmas beyond just coins gathered in a collection pot. Written by statmanjeff

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Silberglöckchen  »

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When Bruce argues with the referee, he is called for interference and two free throws are given to the other team. The hand signal made by the referee is actually the signal for a technical foul, as there is no such thing as an interference foul. More importantly, referees are not capable of calling fouls on spectators. In this situation, the spectator would be asked to leave, and it would have no impact on the outcome of the game. See more »

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Jason Dalt: Full-contact shopping - the true meaning of Christmas.
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A long advertisement for the Salvation Army
5 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I want to write things like heart-warming but I didn't see that in more than a very superficial way.

Most of the characters were over the top and there wasn't any real chemistry between them--or apparently, the actors. Antonio Fargas brings some warmth to Major Melvin Lowell but every other character seems to be a caricature.

Holiday movies are a dime a dozen, and in fact, there is another Silver Bells movie that was only slightly more pertinent. Unfortunately, this ends up being a ~90 minute advertisement for the Salvation Army. Helping people is a good thing, but this movie wasn't a documentary and it wasn't in the least a deep, thoughtful attempt to show how good it is to help people. It only made me think that the Salvation Army paid someone to try to bring sympathy to their cause and it backfired, and that makes me sad.


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