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While out on parole, Dennis reluctantly takes a job selling Christmas trees with his old buddy Rene in order to make enough money to buy his estranged daughter the piano she's always wanted.

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Dennis
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Rene
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Olga
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Therese
Tatyana Richaud ...
Michi
Adam Phillips ...
Antoine
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Bobby, who comes to buy a tree
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Nzomo
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Claire, from last year
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Betsy
Gordon Joseph Weiss ...
Blind Guy
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Kevin (as Curtiss L'Cook)
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Border Guard
Rob Munk ...
Friendly Vermonteer
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Monsieur Tremblay
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Vladimir
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Bartender #1
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Bartender #2
Colleen Werthmann ...
Cop 1
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Cop 2
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Diner Owner
Joseph Eric Berthiaume ...
Friend 1
Joseph Cross ...
Friend 2
Samuel Mercedes ...
Kid 1
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Kid Who Takes a Tree (as Graciela Lopez)
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Lou, who comes to buy a tree
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Man 1
Steve Hurwitz ...
Man 2
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Mother of Six (as Liza Colon-Zayas)
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Prison Guard at the beginning
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Tree Farm Owner (as Pamela Holden Stewart)
Linda Powell ...
Woman 1
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Woman 2
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Woman from New Zealand
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Young Clerk
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Young Woman (as Amanda Mason Warren)
Shingo Nishimaru ...
Band Member #1
Keita Nishimaru ...
Band Member #2
Hiromu Yanagiya ...
Band Member #3
Verna O'Hobson ...
Pawn Shop Owner (as Verna O Hobson)
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Woman #4
Farley A. Wilson ...
Man #3 (as Farley A Wilson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katelynn Bailey ...
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Joe Remy Dolinsky ...
Club Kid (uncredited)
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Rabbi Elli (uncredited)
Jordan Fargo ...
Kid 1 (uncredited)
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School Girl (uncredited)
Stephanie Gere ...
Canadian Border Guard (uncredited)
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Woman in Window (uncredited)
Mardi Jones ...
Librarian (uncredited)
Sean Marrinan ...
Tree Farm Worker (uncredited)
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Christmas Tree Buyer #1 (uncredited)
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School Girl (uncredited)
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Homesec Woman (uncredited)
Luke Tomalin Sherman ...
Laird (uncredited)
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Christmas Tree Customer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Phil Morrison

Written by

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Melissa James Gibson ... (written by)

Produced by

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Luca Borghese ... co-producer
Daniel Carey ... producer (as Dan Carey)
Elizabeth Giamatti ... producer
Paul Giamatti ... executive producer
Michael Hogan ... executive producer
Sidney Kimmel ... producer
Louise Lovegrove ... co-producer
John Penotti ... producer
Christopher Pia ... co-executive producer
Bruce Toll ... executive producer
Kevin Kasha ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Graham Reynolds

Cinematography by

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W. Mott Hupfel III ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jeff Buchanan

Editorial Department

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Christian G. Farfan ... digital intermediate conform editor (as Chris Farfan)
Joe Gawler ... digital intermediate colorist
Roman Hankewycz ... digital intermediate conform editor
Rhonda L. Moore ... digital intermediate producer (as Rhonda Moore)
Jonathan Sanden ... additional editor
Morgan Wajda-Levie ... assistant editor
Paul Zucker ... additional editor

Casting By

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Mark Bennett
Gayle Keller

Production Design by

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Mary Frederickson

Art Direction by

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Morgan Sabia

Set Decoration by

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Kelley Burney

Costume Design by

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Ciera Wells

Makeup Department

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Sarah Hindsgaul ... key hair stylist
Satoko Ichinose ... hair department head
Lauzanne Nel ... key makeup artist
Arielle Toelke ... makeup department head
Dawn Tunnell ... makeup artist
Gina Leone ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Luca Borghese ... post-production supervisor
Rashi DeStefano ... production supervisor
Kirk Michael Fellows ... production manager
Louise Lovegrove ... unit production manager
Nancy Valle ... executive in charge of post production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David Blazina ... second second assistant director
Thomas Fatone ... first assistant director
Patrick D. Gibbons ... second assistant director
Kim Thompson ... additional second second assistant director

Art Department

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Matthew Amenta ... on-set dresser (as Matt Amenta)
Wilbur L. Ball ... scenic artist (as Wilber Ball)
Candice Cardasis ... on-set dresser
Joe Clark ... off-set dresser
Cindy Fain-Vreeland ... props assistant (as Cindy Fain)
Rafael Fraguada ... on-set dresser: Las Vegas (as Rafael Froguada)
Robert John Gallagher ... set dresser
George Hess ... off-set dresser
John Michael Holden ... art production assistant (as John Holden)
Sally Hope ... scenic artist
Arthur Jongewaard ... art coordinator
Ricky Moson ... on-set dresser
Bridget Rafferty ... art production assistant
Alex Robadaugh ... art production assistant
Joe Sacco ... off-set dresser (as Joe Socco) / set dresser
Sherryl Sachs ... scenic charge
Jennifer Santucci ... assistant property master
Marcus Slabine ... set production assistant
Kimberly Slosek ... property master
Adam Smith ... off-set dresser
Mark Sonderskov ... construction coordinator
Malcolm Sonsire ... lead man
Richard Suffern ... key construction grip
William Wiggins ... off-set dresser
John Wolanczyk ... scenic artist (as John Wolankzyk)
John Davis ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Tansy Michaud ... art department intern (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Antonio L. Arroyo ... sound playback operator (as Antonio Arroyo)
Junior Cyrus Baron ... boom operator (as Cyrus Baron)
Josh Berger ... assistant re-recording mixer
Patrick Christensen ... adr mixer
Robert Fernandez ... re-recording mixer
Jack Hutson ... sound mixer
Thomas W. Jordan ... boom operator (as Thomas Jordan)
Dan Korintus ... dialogue editor
Tony Martinez ... adr editor
Carl Shillito ... foley mixer
Gregg Swiatlowski ... foley editor
Damian Volpe ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Mariusz Glabinski ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jon Dowdy ... special effects assistant
Chris Jordan ... special effects coordinator
Robert Keymer ... special effects assistant (as Rob Keymer)
Mike Myers ... special effects coordinator
Drew Jiritano ... special effects coordinator (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Daniel Cohen ... visual effects: The Molecule
Thompson Conradi ... visual effects: The Molecule (as Thompson Conradi Jr.)
Audra Coulombe ... visual effects: The Molecule
Luke DiTommaso ... visual effects: The Molecule
Mark Scott Friedman ... visual effects: The Molecule (as Mark Friedman)
Namjin Heo ... visual effects: The Molecule
Henry Jean ... visual effects: The Molecule
Austin Meyers ... visual effects: The Molecule
Joshua Sacavage ... visual effects: The Molecule
Aniela Sidorska ... visual effects: The Molecule
Chad Sikora ... visual effects: The Molecule
Jonathan Skabla ... visual effects: The Molecule
Jung Um ... visual effects: The Molecule
Andrew J. Bly ... visual effects producer: The Molecule (uncredited)
Luis de Leon ... compositor: The Molecule (uncredited)
Geoff DuQuette ... compositor (uncredited)
Artur Elson ... compositor (uncredited)
Ted Markovic ... visual effects producer: The Molecule (uncredited)
Michael Phan ... compositor (uncredited)
Adam Schwartz ... compositor (uncredited)
John Youlen Sung ... compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Roy Farfel ... additional stunt coordinator
Robert Lee Harvey ... stunt double: Rene
Manny Siverio ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rebecca Arndt ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Kevin Carlisle ... dolly grip
Craig Catolane ... company grip
Andrew Engert ... generator operator
Max Frankston ... video playback operator
Michael Fuchs ... camera operator: "b" camera
Derek Gross ... gaffer
Erin Henning ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Samuel Herbig ... best boy electric
Linda Kallerus ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Linda Slater)
David Kruta ... digital imaging technician
Frank Larson ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Caitlin Machak ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Dan Merrill ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Blaise Miller ... company electric
Joaquin Padilla ... best boy grip
Aaron Randall ... key grip
Amber Rosales ... loader (as Amber Barrera)
Susan Starr ... camera operator: "a" camera
Waris Supanpong ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Niko Tavernise ... still photographer
Corey Walter ... camera operator: "a" camera
Michael Yetter ... additional gaffer
A.J. Desimone ... camera intern (uncredited)
David Kruta ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
John Nasta ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Cynthia Degros ... casting assistant
Jill Hamburgo ... background casting assistant
Ali Merhi ... background casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Catherine Crabtree ... costume supervisor
Kim Goings ... wardrobe assistant
Ashley Posey ... set costumer

Location Management

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Michele Baker ... location manager
Jason Kadlec ... assistant location manager
Tom Sexton ... location scout
Jennifer Sonnenfeld ... location assistant: Las Vegas (as Jennifer Sonenfeld)
Wing Yeong ... location scout
Jeremy Zalben ... location assistant

Music Department

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Arial Abshire ... musician: vocals
Jeremy Bruch ... musician: drums
Ricky Davis ... musician: pedal steel
Thomas Echols ... musician: guitar
Utah Hamrick ... musician: bass
Lyle Hysen ... music supervisor
Ruby Jane ... musician: fiddle / musician: vocals
Emily Manzo ... musician: Olga's piano performance
Katherine Gordon Miller ... music editor (as Katherine Miller)
John Mills ... musician: saxophone and clarinet
Buzz Moran ... music editor / score mixer / score producer / score recordist
Graham Reynolds ... musician: drums / musician: pedal steel / musician: piano and miscellaneous / score mixer / score producer / score recordist
Gandhar Savur ... music clearances
Jimmy Shortell ... musician: trumpet and flugelhorn
Adam Sultan ... musician: guitar
Redd Volkaert ... musician: guitar / musician: vocals

Transportation Department

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Robert Graniero ... teamster driver
Tommy Walsh ... teamster driver
Kevin R. Wood ... transportation captain (as Kevin Wood)

Other crew

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Adam Alter ... additional production assistant
Soroya Anglin ... financial controller
Richard Auth ... set production assistant
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Matt Berenson ... president of production: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Dustin Bricker ... script supervisor
Budesh Bridgepaul ... payroll accountant
Oliver Brooks ... set production assistant
Blanca Camacho ... loop group
Stephanie Cieplinski ... production assistant
Danielle Davis ... craft service
Juan Diaz de Lindo ... additional production assistant (as Juan Lindo)
Thomas Deming-Henes ... set production assistant
Maureen Duffy ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Penny Dyer ... dialect coach
Michael J. Ferrari ... assistant: Mr. Morrison (as Michael Ferrari)
Dann Fink ... adr loop group
Tami Flicker ... office intern
Siobhan Gorski ... assistant to business and legal affairs: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Eli Gurevich ... production accountant
Richard Hagerty ... product placement and clearances
Nicholas Hanks ... executive vice president of business and legal affairs: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (as Nick Hanks)
Karl Hartman ... production office coordinator
Vicki Higgins ... assistant: Mr. Tauber. Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Dronile Hiraldo ... office intern
Matthew Honovic ... production associate
Jon M. Johnson ... parking coordinator (as Jon Johnson)
Phyllis Johnson ... loop group
Monique Jones ... vice president of finance/controller: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Cory Kadamani ... background production assistant
Albert Karim ... office intern
Louis Katz ... physician (as Dr. Louis Katz)
Alan R. Klein ... production immigration lawyer
Brian Kornreich ... business & legal affairs executive
Yana Collins Lehman ... post-production accountant: Trevanna Post (as Yana Lehman)
Richard D. Lewis ... chief financial officer: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (as Richard Lewis)
Stephen Magnani ... office intern
Tabatha Maletich ... executive assistant: Mr. Kimmel and Mr. Lewis, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Tom Maloney ... key production assistant
Roberto Marquez ... office intern
Marcus Maurice ... loop group
Michael T. Mergen ... unit assistant (as Mike Mergen)
Mark Mikutowicz ... vice president production: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Joel Miller ... set production assistant
Iolanta O'Neill ... dialect coach
Angel Pina ... cook (as Angelo Pina)
Jorge Pina ... head chef
Rob Plonskier ... office production assistant
David Primak ... business and legal affairs intern
Armando Riesco ... loop group
Max Rifkind-Barron ... set production assistant: Atlanta
Keisya Rito ... staff accountant: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Shirley Rumierk ... loop group (as Shirley A. Rumierk)
Hannah Salwen ... office intern
Kelsey Schuyler ... post-production accountant: Trevanna Post
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Barkin Smith ... production counsel
Jill L. Smith ... production counsel
Dylan Tarason ... senior vice president production: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
April Taskin ... assistant controller: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Jim Tauber ... president: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Louie Tremblay ... office production assistant
Shawn Wilson ... key accountant
Bruce Winant ... loop group (as Bruce Nielsen Winant)
Chris Wos ... craft service assistant (as Christopher Wos) / craft service
Billy Zayac ... additional production assistant (as William Zayac)
Alexi Melvin ... production assistant (uncredited)
Chloe Elaine Scharf ... photo double: Michi (uncredited)
Luke Tomalin Sherman ... stand-in: Mr. Giamatti (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Two French Canadian ne'er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to get rich quick selling Christmas trees. Easygoing charmer Rene (Paul Rudd) clashes with misanthropic ex-con Dennis (Paul Giamatti), whose wife Rene just stole. Still, this odd couple must make an honest go of it in this buddy comedy. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines All is busted. All is broke. All is bitter. All is BRIGHT. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Almost Christmas (United Kingdom)
  • Das Wunder von New York (Germany)
  • Hamarosan karácsony (Hungary)
  • Prawie swieta (Poland)
  • Almost Friends (Sweden)
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  • 107 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $4,556, 04 Oct 2013

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Trivia This film was released as "Almost Christmas" in the UK. See more »
Soundtracks Joy See more »
Quotes Olga: You have heart like Putin.
Dennis: Uh you're the one who told me what to charge!
Olga: What to charge the haves! Like dentist.
Dennis: Habs?
Olga: *Haves*. I have this, I have that. I have - tickets to the Knicks game. I have everything. I have DOLCE GABBANA underwears.
[pause]
Olga: Yah?
Dennis: Yah!
Olga: [quietly] Yah.
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