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Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)

A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas.

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Ron Underwood

Writer:

Sara Endsley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Joan Hart ... Gertrude 'Trudie' Chandler
Mario Lopez ... David Martin
Timothy Bottoms ... Dad Chandler (as Tim Bottoms)
Markie Post ... Mom Chandler
June Lockhart ... Grandma
Kyle Howard ... Jake Chandler
Vanessa Evigan ... Katie Chandler
Gabrielle Miller ... Jessica
Layla Alizada ... Lucy
Cedric De Souza ... Taj
Marion Eisman Marion Eisman ... Mrs. Barber
Karen Hines ... Maria
Maureen Jones ... Barbara
Marty Hanenberg ... Mr. Portnoy
Matt Embry Matt Embry ... Slick Guy
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Storyline

Would-be painter Gertrude 'Trudie' Chandler loses her waitress job and boyfriend Nick on Christmas Eve - her only shot not to feel like her family's black sheep. To replace the ideal son-in-law with even hunkier dream-prince, David Martin, she kidnaps him at gunpoint to attend the family holidays in a secluded luxurious log cabin. Crazy lies prevent David from convincing the Chandler family he's not Nick and from escaping. After finally passing a rescue call to his spoiled fiancée, David decides to play the perfect catch to make her undoing worse. Before the police rescue him, he and the family realize they adore each other, the others all prove imperfect, and David and Trudy reassess their relationship after getting to know each other. Written by KGF Vissers

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She's bringing home the perfect boyfriend...even if it's a federal offense


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Official Sites:

ABC Family [United States]

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bozic v lisicah See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Trivia

The movie became the highest viewed broadcast in the history of ABC Family with 6.7 million viewers and adults 18 to 49 (a 2.4 rating). See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in a cold, winter climate but the store where they stop to buy gas only has a screen door on the front. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Trudie: [narrating] I'm not crazy. I'm a long way from crazy. Doing one crazy thing does not make a person crazy, though I have to admit this isn't how I expected to be spending my Christmas... and I'm sure it's not how David Martin planned on spending his.
[to David who is walking down a snow-covered road in the middle of nowhere]
Trudie: So, you've been walking for what, about an hour? And you've gone exactly 1.8 miles and the nearest gas station is 20 miles away - you do the math. Look, why don't...
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Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Taking A Ride
Written by Chris Pelcer and Kari Kimmel
Performed by Kari Kimmel
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Hoepfully nobody has the keys to these handcuffs
11 January 2009 | by tstyles1See all my reviews

I guess I shouldn't have voted because I only saw bits and pieces, but I saw the previous review and wanted to concur. I cannot believe this was an ABC FAMILY Movie and now repeats during morning time slots. I'm going to write to those jerks at ABC. My ten year old daughter was watching it one Sunday morning while I was on the computer and every couple of minutes there was something. "Slut." "Sleeping with someone" "Virgin." I kept turning around in my chair in awe.

It prompted me to look it up on IMDb and lo and behold the first review said it all.

This is garbage. First off, it's not for kid's under thirteen unless you want to have to feel uncomfortable watching it and wondering what is going through their mind. Secondly, Mario Lopez is a reject. Why do you think he was on Dancing with the Stars. Keep it away from the kids. Watch "It's a Wonderful Life" instead. That is a time when creative people knew how to make entertaining movies for families.


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