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The Christmas Secret (2000)

In this magical story, a scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family and Christmas.

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Ian Barry

Writers:

Robert Sullivan (book), Glenn Wolff (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Thomas ... Jerry McNeil
Beau Bridges ... Nick
Maria Pitillo ... Debbie McNeil
Jan Rubes ... Andree
John Franklin ... Morluv
Debbie Lee Carrington ... Gorah
Taylor Anne Reid ... Grace McNeill
Meghan Black ... Katra
James Kirk ... Nicky
Barbara Tyson ... Sasha
Ken Pogue ... Dr Norman Ferguson
Blu Mankuma ... Haskins
Ed Gale ... Kevin
Ona Grauer ... Ms. Isakson
Simon Longmore ... Martini
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In this magical story, a scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family and Christmas.

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If you saw the proof... would you believe it?

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Morluv, Santa's Chief elf, is played by John Franklin, perhaps best known for his role as Isaac in 1984's Children of the Corn. See more »

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I'll Always Believe
Written by Ric Zivic and Ted Wender
Published by Ric and Ted Productions, Inc. (BMI)
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Well, I loved it!
31 December 2007 | by zeebyaSee all my reviews

I personally found the film, despite certain flaws inherent to TV budget-level productions, to be completely delightful. I especially enjoyed Beau Bridges as St. Nick. I found the script to be well-written, and the story at least attempted to be somewhat plausible. The character interactions were excellent, and I feel that those who hated this film are also the same types who gripe about the problems of the Holidays in general.

Sure the movie is a bit trite in spots, but HEY! It's a movie about SANTA CLAUS! Suspension of disbelief or cynicism is mandatory before viewing such a movie.

This movie really does have something for both kids and adults, and I'm proud to have a copy of it on my shelf. If you love Christmas, you'll probably love this movie. I do, and I did!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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