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The Elf Who Didn't Believe (1997)

G | | Comedy, Family
Young elf Elmer wants to become a real boy. He steals Santa's sleigh and escapes to the real world, where he meets a young girl who needs a heart transplant.

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Sean Donnelly ...
Elmer
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Jolie
Rich Mann ...
Santa Claus
Dan Frank ...
Rick
Samantha Mudd ...
Rebecca Rollins
Leroy Thompson ...
Eldwin
Burke Morgan ...
Slick
David Lowell Gardner ...
Mayor
Rory Johnston ...
Whitlock
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Joe Rollins (as Ross Hagan)
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Betty Rollins
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Twisp (as Alen Garfield)
William Barry ...
Sheriff
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Ike (as Mike Waite)
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Military Man (as Jeff Culver)
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Young elf Elmer wants to become a real boy. He steals Santa's sleigh and escapes to the real world, where he meets a young girl who needs a heart transplant.

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elf | santa claus | christmas | See All (3) »

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Comedy | Family

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Elmer - Un elfo combinaguai  »

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When the Rebecca Rollins character admires her newspapers after capturing the 'UFO' on camera, one of the headlines misspells 'surprise' as 'suprise'. See more »

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No elves were hurt or injured during the making of this film. See more »

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Above average Christmas fare
30 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

I usually don't like the average Christmas TV movie fare, but this one I managed to sit through to the end.

The script, characterisation and acting was good, and I liked the ludicrous comic characters. Many comedies are just too serious.

About three quarters of the way through I feel it lost its way: the whole "girl who needs a heart transplant" sub-plot is just too hackneyed and sentimental, and Jolie runs around giving no indication that she is at all ill.

I didn't find the ending at all satisfying, they just seemed to want to wrap it up as soon as possible.


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