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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.

Director:

Rodney McDonald

Writer:

Karen Kelly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Donnelly Sean Donnelly ... Elmer
Margo Harshman ... Jolie
Rich Mann Rich Mann ... Santa Claus
Dan Frank Dan Frank ... Rick
Samantha Mudd Samantha Mudd ... Rebecca Rollins
Leroy Thompson Leroy Thompson ... Eldwin
Burke Morgan Burke Morgan ... Slick
David Lowell Gardner David Lowell Gardner ... Mayor
Rory Johnston ... Whitlock
Ross Hagen ... Joe Rollins (as Ross Hagan)
Kathleen Doyle ... Betty Rollins
Allen Garfield ... Twisp (as Alen Garfield)
William Barry William Barry ... Sheriff
Michael Waite ... Ike (as Mike Waite)
Jeffrey Culver ... 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) »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Elmer - Un elfo combinaguai See more »

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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 max_demianSee 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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