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Noel (2004)

PG | | Drama | 26 November 2004 (Italy)
Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle.

Director:

Chazz Palminteri

Writer:

David Hubbard

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Sarandon ... Rose Collins
Paul Walker ... Mike Riley
Penélope Cruz ... Nina Vasquez (as Penelope Cruz)
Alan Arkin ... Artie
Marcus Thomas ... Jules Calvert
Sonny Marinelli ... Dennis
Daniel Sunjata ... Marco
Chazz Palminteri ... Arizona
Rob Daly ... Paul
John Doman ... Dr. Baron
Billy Porter ... Randy
Carmen Ejogo ... Dr. Batiste
Donna Hanover ... Debbie Carmichael
Merwin Mondesir ... Glenn
Una Kay Una Kay ... Helen
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Storyline

Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina Vasquez breaks her engagement with her beloved fiancé Mike due to his suffocating jealousy, but misses him. Mike is stalked by a stranger, bartender Artie Venzuela. The poor Jules arranges to spend Christmas Eve in the hospital, where he spent the best Christmas of his life when he was a teenager. The lives of some of these characters cross with others along the night. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Miracles are closer than you think

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sensuality, thematic material and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Noel See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout shooting the film on location in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Susan Sarandon would catch a 45-minute flight from New York City (where she lives) to Montreal. One return flight from Montreal turned into a reported 14+ hour ordeal due to a blizzard that shutdown most of the East Coast. See more »

Goofs

When Rose enters her office, she hangs up her red beret on a coat hanger. She hangs her jacket up on the same hanger, and as she walks to her desk the beret falls off. However, after she has sat down at her desk, the beret appears back on the coat hanger. See more »

Quotes

Artie: I thought I was never gonna see you again.
Mike: Hi. Long time no see. Should I get the nurse?
Artie: No. What are you still doing here?
Mike: I was waiting for you to wake up.
Artie: Thanks so much for helping me out. I'm - I'm very, very grateful.
Mike: Your welcome. Artie, listen to me. I want you to know something. I forgive you.
Artie: Huh?
Mike: You understand? It's over. I forgive you for everything.
[Artie starts to cry and Mike kisses his forehead, sniffling as well, then he sees Artie's son, Paul]
Mike: Looks like there's someone here ...
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Connections

References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Micaela
Written by Tony Pabon, Manny Rodriguez
Performed by Sonora Carruseles
Courtesy of Discos Fuentes
By Arrangement with Sunflower Entertainment Co., Inc.
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You understand? It's over. I forgive you for everything.
9 December 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

The old Calypso song goes "If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife." But, what are you supposed to do if your fiancé is Penelope Cruz? That is Paul Walker's (The Fast and the Furious) problem, and he has a jealous streak. Who wouldn't with Cruz, but it is going to kill his upcoming marriage. No problem, Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) comes to the rescue in a strange way and saves the day.

But, Walker isn't the only one with a problem. Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) has a mother with Alzheimer's and her life is a mess. Who to save her but a burned-out priest (Robin Williams). Well, they really save each other.

This is a sentimental Christmas tale with some laughs, but it is mostly about Christmas miracles. Watch it for the great cast.


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