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Christmas in Connecticut (1992)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | TV Movie 13 April 1992
Elizabeth, the star of a successful cooking show, is set to do a live show on Christmas, where she'll cook a Christmas dinner. But what no one knows is that she can't cook.

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Aileen Hamilton (earlier story), Lionel Houser (earlier screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dyan Cannon ... Elizabeth Blane
Kris Kristofferson ... Jefferson Jones
Tony Curtis ... Alexander Yardley
Richard Roundtree ... Prescott
Kelly Cinnante Kelly Cinnante ... Josie
Gene Lythgow ... Tyler
Jimmy Workman ... Kevin / Anthony
Vivian Bonnell ... Norah
David Arnott David Arnott ... Crazed Director
Toni Attell ... Food Stylist
Jenee Bandler Jenee Bandler ... Kevin's Mother
Bob Braun Bob Braun ... Sam Simon
Sonny Carl Davis ... Captain Marsh
Judy Forrester Judy Forrester ... Billy's Mother
Wendle Josepher ... A.D.
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Storyline

Elizabeth is the star of a successful cooking show and author of several cookbooks. Alexander, her manager, sees a heroic forest ranger named Jefferson on the television news, saying he has lost his cabin in a fire and wishes he could get a home-cooked Christmas dinner. Alexander arranges for Elizabeth to do a special live show on Christmas, where she will cook a Christmas dinner for Jefferson. In reality, Elizabeth can't cook and trying to keep Jefferson and the viewing public from finding out may be a little difficult, especially on a live show. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas in Connecticut See more »

Filming Locations:

Altadena, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Turner Pictures (I) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger: About one hour and sixteen minutes into the movie, Schwarzenegger is shown outside sitting at a table and speaking into a cell phone in front of the network's satellite uplink truck. See more »

Goofs

(possibly intentional error) Near the beginning, when the Thanksgiving episode is being shot and Elizabeth pulls the freshly browned turkey out of the oven (after it had supposedly been cooking for 4 hours), she rests her right hand on the glass baking dish while she raises a wine glass to toast her TV audience with her left hand. Alex would surely have caught this mistake and made them all re-shoot the scene. See more »

Connections

Remake of Christmas in Connecticut (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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Written by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Its Okay But The Original is 10x Better
25 September 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

Now I am a huge fan of the original. That film I just discovered about 2 years ago. I knew there was a remake so yesterday I finally I got to see it it.

In 1992, this remake of Christmas in Connecticut was made, starring Dyan Cannon This made-for-TV movie, was directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who also made a cameo as the man sitting in front of the media truck. In this remake, Elizabeth "Blane" is the hostess of her own cooking show. When her manager, Alexander Yardley, introduces her to Jefferson Jones—a forest ranger who lost his cabin in a fire— he asks her to make Jones Christmas dinner live on her show. As in the original, Elizabeth isn't as talented as she seems. This version was not as well-received as the original. As one critic wrote, "You'll be hungry for a better movie after suffering through this film.

I will say this film is not as bad as that critic has stated. The film starts off great but it does lose steam. The worse casting decision is that of Tony Curtis who is too over the top here. The film has a believable set-up and when the film sticks closely to the original it shines. In the last half of the when this film strays from the original is when this film encounters trouble. The first half of the film the original material is works great.


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