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Undercover Christmas (2003)

An FBI agent is assigned as the protective custodian of a straight-talking cocktail waitress after she agrees to testify against her tax cheat boyfriend.

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Nadia Tass

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Darrah Cloud
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jami Gertz ... Brandi O'Neil
Shawn Christian ... Jake Cunningham
Tyne Daly ... Anne Cunningham
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Joe Cunningham
Tom Rooney Tom Rooney ... Jerry (as Thomas Rooney)
William S. Taylor ... Bert Monroe (as William Taylor)
Cameron Bancroft ... Scott Shift
Diana Chaplin Diana Chaplin ... Zelda
Joe Norman Shaw ... Vince Tiso
Darren Lucas Darren Lucas ... Barry
Brian Copping Brian Copping ... Butch
Stephen Hair Stephen Hair ... Stan
Paul Dunphy Paul Dunphy ... Reporter
Sandra Redmond Sandra Redmond ... Brandi's Mom
Tim Koetting Tim Koetting ... Judge Koetting
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Storyline

Workaholic FBI agent Jake Cunningham fears his case against investment fraudster Scott Shift may not stick without the testimony of cocktail waitress Brandi O'Neill, who naively believed to be more then Scott's latest throwaway flirt. Jake is tricked by his ma to spend Christmas with his 'badly ill' dad, judge Joe Cunningham. Jake never visited his family in years, so he passes off Brandi as his steady date. She insists to stay, and like ma enjoys the posh - working class seasonal culture clash. Things get grim again when dad discovers Jake is undercover and sympathizes rather with the corrupt Shift family's lawyer Stanley. Written by KGF Vissers

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Where is the perfect place to hide your star witness? Mom's house. So much for peace on Earth.

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Undercover Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Jake Cunningham: Why do I even try?
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References Bambi (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
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One of my all time favorites!
9 January 2019 | by LuvhallmarkSee all my reviews

Here we are in 2019 and Undercover Christmas is still one of my all time favorites. Yes the movie was predictable and had some similarities to "Pretty Woman" but I just loved it. I thought TD played her role superbly as the uptight kinda snobbish mom but yet quite humorous and endearing. JG has always been a favorite of mine so of course I enjoyed her in this movie. She was sassy, funny, vulnerable, flirty and fun! I also enjoyed the entire supporting cast including little Ashley. I believe the actor who played the father has since passed on:-(. The sister and her husband were fun to watch. Shawn Christian plays the male lead .... even though some think he was boring and stiff, it was exactly how his role was meant to be played .... he does warm up by the movie's end! This is an oldie but goodie.


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