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Santa and Pete (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 5 December 1999
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It's the first Christmas without Grandma and a diffucult time for the family, until Gradpa (James Earl Jones, Star Wars, Field of Dream) decides to share a story with his ten-year-old grandson Terence.

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Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

Greg Taylor (teleplay), Christopher Moore (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hume Cronyn ... Saint Nick
James Earl Jones ... Grandpa Nicholas
Flex Alexander ... Pete
Tempestt Bledsoe ... Maria Dangola
Tracy Douglas ... Janet Brower
Bruce A. Young ... Manuel Dangola
Erica Gimpel ... Cassie Moore
Benjamin Brown ... James Eric Moore
Herb Mitchell ... The Governor
David Purdham ... Rev. Bogart
Sedrathe Gillespie Sedrathe Gillespie ... Terence
Emily Mae Young Emily Mae Young ... Marlene
Billy Daydoge Billy Daydoge ... Shawnee
Ruth de Sosa ... Elizabeth Van Olden (as Ruth De Sosa)
Cooper Thornton ... Henry Rutgers (as Ray Thornton)
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It's the first Christmas without Grandma and a difficult time for the family, until Grandpa (James Earl Jones - Star Wars, Field of Dreams) decides to share a story with his ten-year-old grandson Terence. It's the story of Santa and Pete, a tale that has been handed down for generations. Written by Anonymous

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christmas | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La vera storia di Babbo Natale See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A bit of quiet beauty for a Christmas season evening
30 December 2002 | by bearetteSee all my reviews

I usually look at everything made for Christmas viewing. I wasn't sure what this one was going to be. I have seen many movies that describe themselves as Christmas stories, simply because they take place at Christmas. "One Magic Christmas" is one of that breed. When I saw "Santa and Pete" for the first time, I was hooked. This was a delightful little story of Saint Nicholas and his helper; how he visited the new world for the first time and how he became "modernized". The story held my interest from beginning to end and stayed in my heart and mind much longer than that. Using James Earl Jones as the grandfather relating the story to his grandson for the first time was a stroke of pure genius in casting. The writers could have gone anywhere with this tale, and they wisely chose to tell it as a story of hope, peace, charity, love, and family. Their are many Christmas movies in my collection, and "Santa and Pete" ranks up with the best of them. The sooner this is released on VHS and DVD, the better The ratings That have been given are understandable when I note the demographics connected with them. I urge all who voted and gave somewhat low marks, to see this picture again after a few years and see if their perspective has changed. They may be surprised! God Bless Us - everyone.


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