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Nothing Like the Holidays ()


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A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.

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Edy Rodriguez
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Anna Rodriguez
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Jesse Rodriguez
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Johnny
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Ozzy
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Mauricio Rodriguez
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Sarah Rodriguez
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Roxanna Rodriguez
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Marissa
Alexander Bautista ...
Hector
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Fernando
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Alexis
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Tina
Cheryl Hamada ...
Dr. Susan Lee
Manny Sosa ...
Father Torres
David Hernandez ...
Mr. Flores
Sam Dyer ...
Customer
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Alexis' Mom
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Stock Boy
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Stewardess
Ana María Alvarez ...
Gladys
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Female Patron
Jessica Zweig ...
Brunette
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Blonde
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Bartender (Julio's) (as Eddie Martinez)
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Fine Girl
Michael Reyes ...
Party Goer
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Josh (Agent) (voice)
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Sister Maria
Brandy McClendon ...
Woman with Babies
Llou Johnson ...
Van Driver
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Snoring Guy
Cedric Young ...
Spencer
Gennae Bewernick ...
Hero Singer
Johnny 'Koolout' Starks ...
Alexis' Thug
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Suitor (Tony)
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Niece 1 (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
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Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)
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Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)
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Airport Passenger (uncredited)
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Thug (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Kelvin Felix ...
Extra (uncredited)
Marilyn Jacobs ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
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Airport traveler (uncredited)
Jamie Louachai ...
Waitress (uncredited)
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Neighbor Dancer (uncredited)
Letitia D. Murray ...
Nurse (uncredited)
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Additional Voices (uncredited) (voice)
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Family Member (uncredited)
Rahul Thakkar ...
Airline Passenger (uncredited)
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Marine Buddy (uncredited)
Lisa Wolf ...
Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alfredo Rodriguez de Villa ... (as Alfredo De Villa)

Written by

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Alison Swan ... (screenplay) and
Rick Najera ... (screenplay)
 
Robert Teitel ... (story) &
Rene M. Rigal ... (story)

Produced by

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Reid Brody ... executive producer
Thomas J. Busch ... co-producer
Paul Kim ... executive producer
Rene M. Rigal ... executive producer
Freddy Rodríguez ... executive producer
Robert Teitel ... producer
George Tillman Jr. ... producer

Music by

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Paul Oakenfold

Cinematography by

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Scott Kevan

Film Editing by

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John Coniglio
Amy E. Duddleston

Editorial Department

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Kenny Becker ... color timer
Michael Eaves ... digital intermediate colorist
Akkara Srauy ... post-production assistant
Jesse Wagler ... digital intermediate editor: Pacific Title & Art Studio

Casting By

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J.C. Cantu
Venus Kanani
Mary Vernieu

Production Design by

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Daniel B. Clancy

Art Direction by

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Stephanie Gilliam

Costume Design by

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Susan Kaufmann

Makeup Department

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Karen Lynn Accattato ... makeup department head
Eadra Brown ... assistant hair stylist
Mary 'Dugan' Buono ... additional assistant hair stylist
Marcus Davis ... barber
Helen Marchfield ... additional assistant hair stylist
Ross Martucci ... key makeup artist
Cheryl Pickenback ... department head hair stylist (as Cheryl Pickenpack)
Joyce Taft ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Wileen Dragovan ... assistant production manager
Vail Romeyn ... supervisor
Bryan Yaconelli ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jennifer Deigl ... second assistant director
Michelle Gonsiorek ... second second assistant director
Richard S. Lederer ... first assistant director
Andy Spellman ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Myke Adams ... art production assistant
Kimberly Clancy ... buyer
Chris Cleek ... set designer
Chewie K. Darsow ... art department intern
Jeff Errico ... storyboard artist
Anthony Joseph Fatigato ... painter
Michael Fatigato ... painter
Thomas J. Glynn ... on-set dresser
Kyle Holden ... set dresser
Steve Hull ... carpenter
Quentin Matthys ... gang boss
Jason Negron ... construction
Matthew J. Norskog ... second on-set dresser
John H. Schulz ... paint supervisor
John J. Slove Jr. ... construction coordinator
Charles E Tiedje ... props
Timothy W. Tiedje ... property master
Debra Toppel ... greens foreman
Scott Troha ... leadman
Käthe Walton ... props
Kho Wong ... art department coordinator
Rob Yale ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Javier Bennassar ... supervising sound editor
Christopher Eakins ... adr editor
Jim Gaudio ... cableman
Alexander James Gross ... cable person
Frederick Howard ... sound effects editor
Robert Jackson ... adr supervisor
Andy Malcolm ... foley artist
Adam Mohundro ... playback operator
Beauxregard Neylen ... adr mixer (as Beauxregard Neylon)
David Obermeyer ... sound mixer
Jan Petrov ... adr recordist
Gabriel J. Serrano ... sound recordist
Leslie Shatz ... re-recording mixer
Callie Thurman ... assistant sound editor
Don White ... foley recording mixer
Jeffrey A. Williams ... boom operator
Mandell Winter ... dialogue editor
James Wright ... dolby sound consultant

Visual Effects by

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Greg Cheng ... digital artist
Bonnie Kanner ... visual effects executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels
Roger Mocenigo ... digital compositor: Amalgamated Pixels
Michael Morreale ... executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels, Inc.
Phillip Palousek ... visual effects coordinator
Martha Soehendra ... digital compositor
Bob Wiatr ... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title
Sebastien Betsch ... digital painter (uncredited)

Stunts

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Raul Colon III ... stunt driver
Tobiasz Daszkiewicz ... stunt double
James Fierro ... stunt driver
Marie Fink ... stunt double: Debra Messing & Vanessa Ferlito
Rick Le Fevour ... stunt coordinator
Daniel Maldonado ... stunt double: Freddy Rodriguez / stunt driver
Almas Meirmanov ... stunt performer
Natalie M. Meyer ... utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert E. Arnold ... rigging grip (as Robert Arnold)
Sam Bertone ... rigging gaffer
Fernando M. Briones ... key rigging grip
Mark Castelaz ... gaffer
Jonathan Clark ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Joseph Czerw ... dolly grip
Jaime Dawkins ... technocrane technician
Geoffrey Fingerhut ... grip
Jim Handley ... best boy grip
Marty Hechinger ... additional electrician
Charles S. Hodes ... still photographer
John Hudecek ... dolly grip
E.J. Hunterman ... grip
Michael Kohnhorst ... director of photography: second unit
Matthew LeCrone ... additional electrician
Josh M. Levy ... additional grip
Jeremy Long ... electrician
David 'Louie' Lukasik ... best boy electric
Darryl Miller ... grip
David Morenz ... first assistant camera
Peter Morenz ... loader
Chris Mulsoff ... rigging best boy electric
Chris Murray ... grip
William R. Nielsen Jr. ... Steadicam operator
Kevin Pittman ... electrician
Keith Pokorski ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Don Powell ... rigging best boy grip
Elliot Rudmann ... camera trainee
Chris Ryerson ... key grip
Gregory Still ... lighting technician (as Greg Still)
Christy Taddeo ... rigging grip
Seth Thomas ... additional grip
David Tomita ... grip
Jerry Tran ... electrician
Joe 'Jody' Williams ... camera operator: "a" camera
Mark N. Woods ... technocrane operator
Frank Yario Jr. ... video playback engineer
Jay W. Yowler ... chief lighting technician
Joe Carpita ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Darlene R. Hunt ... extras casting
Sharon D. King ... casting
Rachel Komar ... extras casting
Zon M. Pickens-Dumas ... casting assistant
Michelle Wade Byrd ... casting assistant (as Michelle Wade)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Gretchen Gain ... assistant costume designer
Vanessa King ... costumer
Beth Morgan ... costume supervisor
Jennifer Louise Tillery ... wardrobe production assistant (as Jennifer Tillery)
Jeannie Vanko ... costumer

Location Management

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Kwame Amoaku ... key location assistant
Kyle Brooks ... location assistant
Liz Goldsmith ... assistant location manager
Marcus 'Q' Quandt ... locations assistant
Mono Wilborn ... location manager

Music Department

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Budd Carr ... music supervisor
Nora Felder ... music supervisor
Dan Garde ... music editor
Richard Harwood ... musician: solo cello
Scott Liggett ... composer: additional music
Michael J. McEvoy ... composer: additional music / music arranger / music programmer
Hilary Skewes ... musician contractor
Nick Taylor ... additional music recording engineer

Transportation Department

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Thaddeus E. Larkowski ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Laurel Beck ... set production assistant
Steve Berman ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Adam Berry ... assistant: John Leguizamo
Marisia Brown ... production office intern
Ken Cabrera ... craft service
Maritza Cabrera ... stand in: Elizabeth Peña
Harold Caldwell ... payroll accountant
Raul Colon III ... stand-in
Taylor Estell ... production assistant
Jared Ferrie ... assistant: Mr. Teitel
Jorge Gomez ... consultant: Puerto Rican food
Nora Gomez ... consultant: Puerto Rican food
Eric Hingst ... key set production assistant
Holli Hopkins-McGinley ... set production assistant (as Holli Hopkins)
Ryan Jones ... assistant: Mr. Rigal
Robert Kreiling ... production assistant
Robert Labrecque ... production accountant
Christopher Lane ... additional set production assistant
Yana Collins Lehman ... post-production accountant
Ernie Malik ... unit publicist
Gino Marconi ... stand-in: Freddy Rodriguez
Rhys McIntyre ... set intern
Tom Nicoll ... assistant: Debra Messing
Margaret J. Orlando ... production coordinator
Naomi K. Prescott ... office production assistant
Paul Rathburn ... chef
Kevin Schroeder ... production assistant
Adam Slutsky ... additional set production assistant
Edy Soto ... assistant: Mr. de Villa
Adrienne Swan ... first assistant accountant
Margaret A. Thomas ... production coordinator
Giota Trakas ... stand-in
Jason Veley ... assistant: producer
Christopher Verone ... production staff
Dsoul Willis ... production assistant
Kameishia Wooten ... production assistant
Heli Soell ... assistant post-production accountant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Junot Diaz ... special thanks
Billy Ocasio ... special thanks: 26th Ward Alderman-Humboldt Park
Enrique Salgado Jr. ... special thanks: Executive Director of Division Business Street Development Association
Jason Veley ... special thanks
William Welton ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Also Known As
  • Humboldt Park (United States)
  • Végre karácsony! (Hungary)
  • Ta kelepouria (Greece)
  • Joulu latinolaisittain (Finland)
  • Der er intet som jul (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $3,531,664, 14 Dec 2008

Did You Know?

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Trivia Of the main characters, only Freddy Rodríguez and Luis Guzmán are Puerto Rican, and John Leguizamo is half Puerto Rican and half Colombian. See more »
Goofs There is some talk, in early scenes, of Puerto Ricans carrying green cards and joining the US Army to obtain citizenship. Puerto Ricans are not considered aliens under USA law, so this is meaningless. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Christmas with the Kranks (2009). See more »
Soundtracks La Bomba See more »
Crazy Credits Christina Agulara and Katie Holmes were originally cast in roles. See more »

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