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Santa Smokes (2002)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Drama | 4 June 2002 (USA)
A Christmas tale, that centers on an unsuccessful actor named Johnny Jones, who works as a Santa Claus handing out flyers on Broadway.

Directors:

Till Schauder, Christoph Valentien (as Chris Valentien)

Writer:

Till Schauder

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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Till Schauder Till Schauder ... Johnny Jones (as Till Terror)
Kristy Jean Hulslander ... Angel
Richard Glover ... Jason
Rynel Johnson Rynel Johnson ... Mr. Johnson
Melissa Friedman Melissa Friedman ... Sue
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Til Terror Til Terror
Todd Woodard ... The Assistant
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A Christmas tale, that centers on an unsuccessful actor named Johnny Jones, who works as a Santa Claus handing out flyers on Broadway.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Santa smokes - Ein Engel in New York See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Color:

Color
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illusion versus reality
28 November 2002 | by lizannrenzSee all my reviews

I just saw this film on German television. At first, I thought it was a professional film, made to look amateur. Then I read the credits: Two graduates of the Munich Academy for TV and Film directed and produced this. Congratulations, guys! The action takes place in New York. A starving actor who can't find work resorts to earning his money by putting on a Santa suit. Disillusioned, he leans against posts and smokes while in his Santa suit, irritating the passersby and their children. The absurd reality is broken when a young woman in an angel suit shows up. She points out that Santa shouldn't smoke in public, and entices him into a strange dream world. Will reality prevail? Although a swearing, smoking Santa is not recommended for children, this film is definitely worth seeing! The images, the sound, the editing, all elements are sophisticated, professional and very enjoyable. The audition scene in the film was especially funny to me, an amateur actor. This film is probably especially appealing for people who work in some area of film, stage or television.


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