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Prancer Returns (2001)

Preteen brothers from a broken marriage live with their mother, Denise, in a rural town. Ryan, the cheeky elder boy, wants to go live with their father, Matt, in Chicago. This confuses shy ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Corbett ... Tom Sullivan
Stacy Edwards ... Denise Holton
Michael O'Keefe ... Mr. James Klock
Jack Palance ... Old Man Richards
Robert Clark ... Ryan Holton
Gavin Fink ... Charlie Holton
Hayley Lochner Hayley Lochner ... Jamie
Jonathan Malen ... Scott
Richard Banel Richard Banel ... Horace
J.C. Kenny J.C. Kenny ... Charlotte Purcell, Ch 9 News
Reg Dreger Reg Dreger ... Three Oaks' Mayor
Jonathan Walker ... Kyle, Animal Control (as Jonathon Walker)
Fionnuala Jamison Fionnuala Jamison ... Mr. Klock's Secretary
Boyd Banks ... Charlie's Teacher
Stephanie Sams Stephanie Sams ... Kid
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Preteen brothers from a broken marriage live with their mother, Denise, in a rural town. Ryan, the cheeky elder boy, wants to go live with their father, Matt, in Chicago. This confuses shy Charlie, the youngest, who is also the butt of bigger school kids' often mean pranks. Then he finds two reindeer on his way home from school which he believes to be Santa's called Prancer and his son and heir, also called Prancer, which he tries to hide at home. Ryan's help bonds the brothers again. Alas when Prancer gets out, evil vice-principal James Klock is bitten and wants the 'public danger' put down. Charlie runs away with his protégé. Denise is useless, but her ex-boyfriend, handyman Tom Sullivan, comes to the youngster's rescue. Written by KGF Vissers

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Family | Drama | Fantasy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color
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Released 12 years and 3 days after the original Prancer. See more »

Connections

Follows Prancer (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

JINGLE BELLS
Written by James Pierpont
Performed by Guy Lombardo
Courtesy of MCA Records
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A modern fable
24 November 2001 | by ProfrplumSee all my reviews

A fine cast, particularly John Corbett and Stacy Edwards, with good performances from the youngsters, aids this otherwise slightly better-than-average Christmas tale to achieve a high level of entertainment value and sentimental expression. No, it's not for the cynical, but its admixture of the difficulties broken families experience during the holidays particularly and the hope that Christmas engenders in all but the hardest-hearted of us brings the potential for love and progress to the fore for the audience.

There's no reason not to enjoy this and let wistfulness take charge once a year. As another reviewer said, it will become a regular at Christmastime, and it should.

Oh. A final note. Jack Palance is excellent in his small but significant role.


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