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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 »

Director:

Kieran Turner

Writer:

Kieran Turner
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Cast

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 ... Ricky
Paul Tiesler Paul Tiesler ... Jonathan, age 4
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Storyline

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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

24 noches See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Cute Alternative Holiday movie.
27 November 2007 | by ljmcfarlandSee all my reviews

Initially I was sorry we bought it and had wished we'd only rented it, but now having seen the entire flick, I realize it's a keeper and don't know if I should store it in my DVD library in the Gay film section or in the Holiday film section. At first it seems a little fluffy and badly filmed until you realize it's intended innocence and that the parts that appear badly filmed are flashbacks, like an old home movie or a distant memory that fades from it's true colors. It grows on you and is a welcome change from the boy meets boy - boy loses boy - boy gets boy back formula since you don't really know how it ends. The actors seem to be a little more professional and above the level that you normally see in films like this. It struck me that this might actually have been based on a true life event.


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