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On the 2nd Day of Christmas (1997)

After they are caught in the act, a by-the-book department store security guard is assigned as the custodian of a pickpocketing duo.

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James Frawley

Writer:

Brian Hohlfeld
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Trish
Mark Ruffalo ... Bert
Lauren Pratt Lauren Pratt ... Patsy (as Lauren Suzanne Pratt)
David Hewlett ... Mel
James Purcell James Purcell ... Bill
Lawrence Dane ... Mr. Limber
Howard Hesseman ... David
Arlene Meadows Arlene Meadows ... Mom
Ed Sahely Ed Sahely ... Mickey
Judah Katz ... Pruitt
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Jerry
John Boylan John Boylan ... Man in Overcoat
Domenico Fiore Domenico Fiore ... Ed the Bartender (as Dom Fiore)
Patrick Patterson Patrick Patterson ... Uncle Don
Victoria Snow ... Mindy
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Storyline

Con-woman Trish and her niece/ward Patsy are caught trying to steal from a department store right before Christmas. With the holidays so near, Bert, a store employee, agrees to be responsible for the pair so that Patsy need not spend the holidays in social services. Romance ensues. Written by PetrinaC <cubit@aol.com>

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Anyone can have a change of heart when it comes to Christmas...


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Am zweiten Weihnachtstag See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Trish: Are you hurt?
Bert: No! How can I be hurt? I just threw my family jewels full force against a freezing metal fence!
Trish: Oh good, as long as you're not hurt
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Soundtracks

Ackerman Jingle
(uncredited)
Performed by Mark Ruffalo
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The Ten Blunders of Christmas
29 December 2003 | by Pro JurySee all my reviews

This is one of the most illogical TV movies ever made -- and that is saying a lot.

(1) Some of the actors play their parts straight, and some play their parts like baffoonish clowns. (2) Pick-pocketing is ethical. (3) Our hero sees a bike stolen and sold for cash. The bike is gone, but he catches the thief with cash in hand, but he does not attempt to claim the money. (4) Closet light bulbs remain switched-on 24 hours a day. (5) City people leave their apartment without locking their apartment door which has many deadbolt locks begging to be used. (6) An income is needed to live in an apartment, but it is assumed that no income is needed to buy and run a house. (7) Decorations are purchased for a Christmas tree that does not exist. Later, at the drop of a hat, a police officer-wanna be steals a Christmas tree. No one in the world would know this would ever happen except for the writer of the movie. (8) Throughout the period the lead female characters desire to escape, they do not do so. For example, at one point the police guard wanna-be guy has both of his hands handcuffed to a handrail inside a bus. He is locked up and has no key, but no one escapes from him. (9) A violent child snatcher is released only because the movie needs him to snatch the child a second time later in the movie. (10) A silly man wearing a cast and a thick Santa's suit spends most of the movie outrunning assorted adults only two or three feet behind him.

The only good part of "On the 2nd Day of Christmas" is the vigilant perfume sales lady on duty in the department store.


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