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One Hell of a Christmas (2002)

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"One Hell of a Christmas" is a dark and action packed comedy that takes place in a modern city as well as in a fearful underworld. When Carlitos is released after doing 2 years of "hard ... See full summary »

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Tolo Montana ... Carlitos
... Mike
Erik Holmey ... The Devil
... Ibrahim
... Englishman
Maiken Gravlund ... The Mother
Rickie Thorsberg ... The Son
Claus P. Jensen ... Cowboy Jack
Lasse Skou Lindstad ... Wolfy / Demon
Salah El Koussa ... Bobby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Tommy
Jaber Dahlawan ... Arab
Puk Damsgaard Andersen ... Waitress / stripper
Alberto Gonzáles ... Prisoner
Flemming Heigren ... Bar Guest
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"One Hell of a Christmas" is a dark and action packed comedy that takes place in a modern city as well as in a fearful underworld. When Carlitos is released after doing 2 years of "hard time", he attempts to redeem himself and sets an example for his 5 year-old son. However, when a friend confronts him with a very dark and horrifying scam for some quick dough and good times, he declines, but never the less he soon finds himself entangled in a web of sex, drugs and Christmas carols. Written by Marcella Lindstad <marcella@wise-guy.dk>

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Better Watch Out , Better Not Die


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Rated R for violence/gore, language, sexuality and some drug content | See all certifications »
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10 December 2002 (USA)  »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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Another Christmas
Written by Kris
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Another Reason To Avoid Fangoria Movies Like The Plague
5 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

ONE HELL OF A Christmas (1 outta 5 stars) And 1 out of 5 stars is being GENEROUS! Dismal low budget hodge-podge of a zillion horror movie clichés... and even some Latino gang movie clichés added in for good measure. Our "hero" Carlitos (Tolo Montana... trust me, you are never gonna have a reason to remember this guy's name) is a just-released convict doing a bad imitation of Al Pacino from "Carlito's Way". (Maybe his name is some sort of "homage"? Oh, who cares already!) Anyway, he meets up with his pal Mike (Thure Lindhardt... a bargain basement version of Jason Mewes), who has just gotten hold of some kind of stolen talisman that gives the owner incredible power (except, I guess, the power to not have his talisman stolen... which seems to happen with great frequency). Carlito says he wants to go straight and lead a clean life and win back his estranged wife and child... but insofar as Mike and Carlitos are back into the drugs and whores on his first day out of prison... I don't think that's gonna happen. So, there is also some kind of mysterious body-switching guardian who goes after whoever has the talisman to kill, maim, hurt, whatever. Terrible acting, terrible special effects, terrible story, terrible plot. This one dead prostitute who comes back to life to fight Carlitos is almost scary-looking... but the effect is outdone by this terrible cartoony voice they dubbed in for her. Another winner from the people at Fangoria Magazine (whose mag is almost as bad as the movies they endorse... almost). Avoid this trash (located in a Wal-Mart bargain bin near you).


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