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The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Fantasy | TV Movie 13 December 1984
An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will ... See full summary »

Director:

Jackie Cooper

Writers:

Jim Moloney (teleplay), David Niven Jr. (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaclyn Smith ... Claudia Baldwin
Art Carney ... Santa Claus
Paul Le Mat ... Michael Baldwin
Mason Adams ... Sumner Murdock
June Lockhart ... Mrs. Claus
Paul Williams ... Ed
Scott Grimes ... David
Laura Jacoby Laura Jacoby ... Marianne
R.J. Williams R.J. Williams ... C.B.
James Staley ... Marin
Albert Hall ... Loomis
Anne Haney ... Hedda
Buddy Douglas Buddy Douglas ... Dr. Fernando
Billy Curtis ... Jack
Michael Keys Hall Michael Keys Hall ... Faulkner
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Storyline

An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will destroy his home. He enlists the aid of a woman and her children to convince her husband (who works for the company) that the first site is where the oil they want is. Along the way, Santa explains all his secrets in delivering presents all around the world. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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You're going to believe in Santa all over again!

Genres:

Drama | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joulupukki pulassa See more »

Filming Locations:

Arctic See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Robert Halmi See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Santa (Art Carney) tries to prove to Claudia that he's Santa, he knows that she was living in Houston, Texas at an early age. In real-life, Jaclyn Smith (Claudia) was born in Houston, Texas. See more »

Goofs

When Michael Baldwin and Ed first meet, Michael walks in to meet Ed who is standing on his couch. Ed hopped off the couch to speak with Ed and has his hands behind his back. On the reverse angle shot Ed is standing with his hands in front of him. See more »

Quotes

Santa Claus: [to the elves] I'm going to tell you one more time. Sing anything you want. White Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. But no more Jingle Bells!
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Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Great movie, just one question.
23 November 2010 | by rodney-leickSee all my reviews

The film is terrific! The question I have is, does anyone know why the DVD is not available for Region 1 players. The only DVD I can find is for Region 2 only. I have the VCR tape now but would really like to get the DVD. It doesn't have to be Blu-ray. We look forward to watching this movie every year at Christmas time & our VHS tape is getting kind of bad. No matter how many times we watch it, it is still one of our favorites. Any help in finding this DVD would be appreciated. I've tried all the obvious sources but can't seem to find it. Too bad they didn't do a second movie a year after the first, I think a follow up would have been a great idea.


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