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Christmas in Connecticut (1992)

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... See full summary »

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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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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Natal em Connecticut See more »

Filming Locations:

Altadena, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Turner Pictures (I) See more »
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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 »

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Referenced in Last Action Hero (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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Written by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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remake of a classic forties screwball
1 December 2016 | by Dunham16See all my reviews

The original 1945 blockbuster megahit starred Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan who sings, Cuddles Szakall and Sydney Greenstreet. It melds the classic thirties screwball to the added pizazz of the world war two era in which big names not necessarily experienced in the genre topped the cast list. Other than a farmhouse without what we know around here to be a generic period kitchen seating at least twenty its depiction of the personal camaraderie, period charm and busy often sophisticated life of New York's wealthier and more sophisticated semirural exurbs seems on target for even the millennium. The comic relief scenes of mixed up babies, a crooner melting a hard boiled potential partner and a runaway horse and cow add period charm which is still dynamite seventy years later. This 1992 remake certainly has star power as Arnold Schwarzenegger directs Dyan Cannon, Tony Curtis and Kris Kristofferson each of whom shine on camera. The period charm, genuine tranquility and upscale sophistication of this wealthy semirural exurban Connecticut setting is not correctly filmed because the recently built house lacking period charm seems in the middle of nowhere, the long time neighbors in no way supporting or socializing with each other. The large house in which much of the film is set seems rented in what we around here might consider as the not far from the city burbs. The sexually tinged shots and lowbrow physical comedy building a logical storyboard is anything BUT classic screwball which jumps in no believable order from physical comedy to period charm to budding romance with a purposely tacked on ending which in no way ties up the threads of the plot. Well enough constructed to sit through but not to watch again.


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