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24 Nights (1999)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1999 (USA)
When Jonathan Parker was 4 years old, his mother's words and a chance encounter with a Salvation Army Kris Kringle instilled in him a lifelong belief in the legend of Santa Claus. Now 24 ... See full summary »


Kieran Turner


Kieran Turner
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Isola ... Jonathan
Aida Turturro ... Marie
Stephen Mailer ... Keith
David Burtka ... Toby
Robert T. Bogue ... Stan (as Rob Bogue)
Mary Louise Wilson ... Lillian
Mark Bateman Mark Bateman ... James
Sybyl Walker Sybyl Walker ... Sara
John Rothman ... Paul
Johann Carlo ... Geneva
Gerry Vichi Gerry Vichi ... Diner Santa
Mary Stout Mary Stout ... Aunt Jean
Rose Alaio Rose Alaio ... Geneva's Double
Christopher Duva Christopher Duva ... Ricky
Paul Tiesler Paul Tiesler ... Jonathan, age 4


When Jonathan Parker was 4 years old, his mother's words and a chance encounter with a Salvation Army Kris Kringle instilled in him a lifelong belief in the legend of Santa Claus. Now 24 and his parents long passed away, Jonathan is a spacey, pot-smoking college drop-out and multi loser in romance who has one shot left to find his true love; he writes a letter to Santa Claus. After meeting Toby, a new co-worker just moved to the city, Jonathan is convinced this is the one who was sent for him, even after he meets Toby's long time boyfriend Keith. This doesn't deter Jonathan, who proceeds to wreck everyone's lives in pursuit of his dream man. Fighting snags, traps and pitfalls to Christmas Day, will Jonathan land his Christmas wish? Written by Kieran Turner

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He knows who you've been sleeping with.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


Not Rated

Did You Know?


This film was made as director Kieran Turner's senior thesis and was never originally intended to be commercially released. See more »


When Keith visits Jonathan's house and stays for dinner with his family, he goes to a bedroom to wait for Jonathan. Jonathan sees him and says that they are "in Toby and Marie's room if that's what you're wondering." The room actually belongs to Marie and *Stan*. See more »


References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

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A pleasant evening in the cinema
30 September 1999 | by Bear-112See all my reviews

Although this is hardly the greatest film ever made. it was my favourite of the ones I went to see in the recent Gay Film Festival here in Wellington. I think the main reason was that it was such an ordinary film, about characters who just happened to be gay, but, with relatively few changes to the plot could have been about straight relationships. So it is typical of the genre the American romantic comedy, though fortunately not as sentimental as these can sometimes be (sorry, but we Antipodeans like a little bite to our comedies!). Also, not having any "big names" in the cast, it has to rely on a set of believable characters, who were mostly well acted. Otherwise it is typical of the genre, with the usual "who will end up with whom and you can bet it won't be as they intended" type of story-line. So go & see it, and I hope the video or DVD comes out soon.

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1999 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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