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Homeless for the Holidays (2009)

TV-G | | Drama | 16 October 2009 (USA)
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A smug executive enjoys the perfect life - until he loses his job, and finds himself working at a burger joint. Now he's falling behind on his bills, and if something doesn't change soon, his family could lose everything by Christmas.

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George A. Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Moore ... Jack Baker
Crystal Dewitt-Hinkle Crystal Dewitt-Hinkle ... Sheryl Baker
Cole Brandenberger ... Adam Baker
Gabrielle Phillips ... Michelle Baker
Russo George Russo George ... Santa / Greeter
Michael Wilhelm ... Mr. Fergusson
David Sisco David Sisco ... Wesley
Brad Stine ... Crazy Supermarket Manager
Jessica Price Jessica Price ... Adult Michelle Baker
Ben Johnson ... Eddie
George A. Johnson ... Rude Guy In Bathroom
Mark S. Esch ... Car Dealership Manager
Richard 'Rick' Bobier Richard 'Rick' Bobier ... Homeless Man in Park (as Rick Bobier)
Karen Johnson ... Nervous Executive
McKenna Thomas McKenna Thomas ... Penguin Point Girl #4
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Storyline

Jack Baker is a self-made executive who enjoys a happy, upper-middle-class life - until he loses his job, and finds himself working at a burger joint in order to make ends meet. To make things worse, ends are not being met, and, if something doesn't change soon, the Bakers could lose everything by Christmas. Written by Anonymous

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christmas | See All (1) »

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It's beginning to look a lot like (a lean) Christmas!

Genres:

Drama

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,350, 18 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,477, 8 February 2010
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Color:

Color | Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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At the end of the movie the Baker family was having a meal in an awesome family restaurant in Auburn, Indiana. Auburn House of Pancakes. Sadly it closed it's doors in 2018. See more »

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Hard to Believe the Entire Story
3 July 2017 | by louheck-05253See all my reviews

I think doing a film about a homeless family was a great idea. How this family becomes homeless is just not very believable. In this film an advertising man "becomes a fall guy" at at work. He is lied too when they promise that after things cool down he will get his job back. Well he doesn't and he loses everything.

Now that does sound promising but the film doesn't work. Everyone comes across as a stereo type. The writing isn't strong enough for you to root for any of the people.

The "Happy Ending" of course is telegraphed long before it happens. If the person who wrote this writes anything else I hope they think more about story structure. I loved the general idea if this film I just hated the poorly done execution.

Novel Attempt.


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