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A Town Without Christmas (2001)

In the small town of Seacliff, Wash., a child's letter to Santa Claus captures the nation's attention. When the little boy, Chris, writes that he wishes to leave this world so he will no longer be a burden to his divorcing parents, a race begins to find him before he harms himself.

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Andy Wolk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Heaton ... M.J. Jensen
Rick Roberts ... David Reynolds
Ernie Hudson ... Ted
Isabella Fink Isabella Fink ... Megan
Jeffrey R. Smith ... Syd
Daniel Kash ... Mayor Dennis
Marnie McPhail ... Isabel
Peter Falk ... Max
Cassie MacDonald ... Brittany
Jeremy Akerman ... Sheriff Bridges
Nigel Bennett ... Literary Agent
Faith Ward Faith Ward ... Mrs. Hargrave
Stacy Smith ... Rhonda (as Stacey Smith)
Bill Carr ... David's Boss
Martha Irving Martha Irving ... Sally
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In the small town of Seacliff, Wash., a child's letter to Santa Claus captures the nation's attention. When the little boy, Chris, writes that he wishes to leave this world so he will no longer be a burden to his divorcing parents, a race begins to find him before he harms himself. Written by Anonymous

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An unlikely angel guides two strangers into the heart of a miracle

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Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Magia do Natal See more »

Filming Locations:

Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first of three movies starring Peter Falk in the role of 'Max', a heavenly guide, written by Michael J. Murray and Ken Gross and directed by Andrew Wolk. The others, 'Finding John Christmas' (2003) and 'When Angels Come to Town' (2004) were produced by Viacom and Paramount respectfully. See more »

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Max: I'll have a brandy Alexander. I like drinks with strippers' names.
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Fine annual holiday fare
21 December 2006 | by caa821See all my reviews

For some reason, my family and I completely missed this file, or even knowing about it, during the five years since it first aired.

Caught it this year, and glad we did. It is a pleasant story, as are both the characters and cast. (Noted that, although set in Washington state, filming locations were all in Nova Scotia. Enjoyed the scenery knowing this was actual locale, and would like to visit area sometime.)

Patricia Heaton is one of the most attractive persons on-screen today. While it is largely assumed to be because of the pleasant persona she conveyed all those years on "...Raymond," I think that simply demonstrated her appealing persona, along with all other roles in which I've seen her. Rick Roberts, whom I'd not seen before was a pleasant co-star, and Peter Falk adds a lot to anything where he appears.

Despite the comment posted three years ago by the disgruntled Scotsman - who was distressed at having had to watch this "american..." film on Boxing Day -- this is an excellent holiday presentation. These films are not to be "Citizen Kane," and that is probably for the best -- one often simply wants a couple of hours of good holiday fare with pleasant story and cast. Let this dolt simply pop-in "Tunes of Glory," or "The Prime of Miss Jean Brody," straighten his kilt and shut-up.


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