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A Chance of Snow (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 7 December 1998
After signing her divorce papers, a woman heads out to her Minnesota airport with her sister and daughters for a flight to her mother's home. At the airport, her sportswriter husband shows ... See full summary »

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Tony Bill

Writer:

Michele Cook
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Cast overview, first billed only:
JoBeth Williams ... Madeline 'Maddie Parker
Michael Ontkean ... Matthew 'Matt' Parker
Barbara Barrie ... Ruth Pulmer
Dey Young ... Katherine Parker
Peter Syvertsen ... Craig Johnson
Dina Merrill ... Merilee Parker
Charles Durning ... Earl Pulmer
Angelica Cassidy ... Ellie Hill (as Angelica Chitwood)
Traci Christofore Traci Christofore ... Kirby Hill
Evan Gabriel Evan Gabriel ... Jason Johnson
Tonia Jackson ... Gwen
James Cada James Cada ... Otis Vickery
Marquetta Senters Marquetta Senters ... Service Agent
Rebecca Kolls Rebecca Kolls ... Meteorologist
Kelly Bertenshaw Kelly Bertenshaw ... Airline Representative
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After signing her divorce papers, a woman heads out to her Minnesota airport with her sister and daughters for a flight to her mother's home. At the airport, her sportswriter husband shows up to catch a flight to Miami to visit his father. When a blizzard hits, the two suddenly find they have time to re-evaluate their relationship with assistance from an older couple. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Two children want their parents back together for Christmas. See more »

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While Dey Young's character is checking out a magazine stand in the film, an issue of Esquire magazine is shown. Young played De Niro's ex-wife in the film "What Just Happened" (2008). See more »

Goofs

Around 5 minutes into the movie Maddie throws the "Dad" stocking into the bin, as she turns to walk away the top is partly hanging over the side but as she is seen walking to the car it is seated correctly. See more »

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Likable Cast makes this enjoyable
18 November 2015 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 400 Christmas MOVIES.

BEWARE OF BOGUS REVIEWS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW. WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION. NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 400 Christmas MOVIES. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM FARE.

JoBeth Williams is one of Americas most reconcilable actors. She first made a huge impression in the film "Kramer Vs Kramer". She went on to star in "The Dogs of War" but her breakthrough role came when she landed the lead role in "Poltergeist" as the mom who will do anything to save her child. She was also great in the BASED ON A TRUE STORY films "Murder Ordained" "Adam" & "Baby M" In fact when it came to portraying real women nobody is better then her. In this film she is exceptional (as usual) but the story has problems near the end.

In this story a woman has filed for divorce after her husband cheated on her. It was a one night stand and her hurt was understanding but with the help of Mother Nature her kids and Two New Strangers in the airport she is forced to deal with the cheating issue because her husband is also now stuck at the airport and none of them can go anywhere.

Now this film isn't exactly a Christmas film. Just because this takes place on December 24th doesn't make this a Christmas Theme film but it is about "Hope" "Love" "Forgiveness" and looking at your own defects and trying to move forward after betrayal.

Not the greatest film but if you come across it on TV then watch it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Chance of Snow - Una grande occasione See more »

Filming Locations:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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