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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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English

Release Date:

20 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Released 12 years and 3 days after the original Prancer. See more »

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HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
Written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Performed by Michael McDonald
Produced by Michael McDonald and Marc Harris
Published by EMI Feist Catalog Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of MCA Nashville/Ramp Records
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better than the original
21 November 2001 | by milo1m1See all my reviews

Since I've never seen the original.This one is more of a comedy too.This time the central character is a boy named Charlie.He has just moved to town(the same town where the first one took place).He meets a man named Tom and asks why Prancer is not on the display.He says about 10 years ago a girl named Jesse found a injured reindeer who was Prancer.She raised him until Christmas Eve when he was reunited with the others.So every year in that town,on Christmas Eve they reunite Prancer with the others on the display.Then we meet Charlie's mom and older brother(who argue a lot).His brother wants to live in Chicago with their dad(they are divorced).Then one day when Charlie is walking home from detention for throwing a snowball at his principal.He is in the woods and sees a baby reindeer.He chases and then finds a old,dead reindeer(Prancer).The baby is Prancer's kid.Charlie names him Prancer after his dad.He teaches him stuff like how to deliver presents and stuff since he will take Prancer's place.After the first few days at Charlie's house,Prancer stays in a barn since he cant stay at the house.But one night he escapes,follows Charlie to school,bites the principal for being mean to Charlie.Animal Control comes and tries to catch Prancer,maybe even kill him.Now Charlie,Tom and the rest have to get Prancer back with the others before any then happens to him.This is a good,funny movie.7/10.


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