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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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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


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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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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Did You Know?


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 »


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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a nice film
10 December 2002 | by trvwatsonSee all my reviews

What a nice basic film, of course not a hollywood blockbuster, but how many xmas movies in the last 10 years have made it on to dvd like this one.

This was enjoyable enough to sit through without having to get up to fill the kettle or use the loo, and it still has a christmasy feeling about it even though its filmed almost entirely in an airport, the acting from Jobeth Williams is a little bit wooden though, not like her other more well known roles, she looks a bit bored and in need of filming to end, but the other main cast did a brilliant job, especially the two daughters. The story is basically about a couple heading for a divorce, who after taking advise from an elderly couple, that have been married for 40 years, decide to patch things up, none of this would have happened unless both there flights were delayed after a snow storm. The only real christmasy bits are of the dreadful clothes(hand knitted, granny jumpers) get the picture, and a few decorations that you don't really notice, but all in all a pleasant little film worth watching, with the kids, of course.

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