3.9/10
248
4 user 4 critic

Golden Winter (2012)

TV-G | | Comedy, Family | 25 September 2012 (USA)
Trailer
0:56 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
A boy befriends a litter of homeless Golden Retrievers. Together, they help stop a bank robbery just in time for Christmas.

Director:

Sam Mendoti

Writer:

Tom Seidman (screenplay)
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Gibby (2016)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A young teenage girl, Katie, can not snap out of her depression after losing her mother. Katie has lost interest in school, her friends, and gymnastics. All that changes in the summer when ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Gorn
Stars: Crystal the Monkey, Shannon Elizabeth, Peyton Meyer
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A 13-year-old boy becomes the target of bullies at his new school and is feeling hopeless, until he finds Marshall being caged up by a dog-hoarder in deplorable conditions. Finn knows he ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Kanzler
Stars: Shannon Elizabeth, Matthew Settle, Lauren Holly
Catch a Christmas Star (TV Movie 2013)
Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

With the help of his two precocious kids, a widower reconnects with his high school sweetheart, who just happens to be one of the biggest pop stars on the planet.

Director: John Bradshaw
Stars: Shannon Elizabeth, Steve Byers, Julia Lalonde
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job.

Director: Patricia Rozema
Stars: Abigail Breslin, Stanley Tucci, Joan Cusack
Switchmas (2012)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A Christmas obsessed Jewish boy on his way to sunny Florida figures out how to get the Christmas of his dreams by trading airline tickets and places with another boy on his way to snowy Christmastown, WA.

Director: Sue Corcoran
Stars: Elliott Gould, David DeLuise, Elijah Nelson
Silver Bells (Video 2013)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An overly win-driven sportscaster goes too far and must perform community service during December as a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army.

Director: Harold Cronk
Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Kenton Duty, Antonio Fargas
Merry Ex-Mas (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

During a blizzard at christmas, a man becomes snowbound with ex-wife, her wealthy suitor, his former mother in law, and his daughter.

Director: Brian Skiba
Stars: Kristy Swanson, Dean Cain, Lochlyn Munro
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Through Eddie's wit and guile, he gives Sam that last night and finally finds the real meaning of Christmas the gambler's way.

Director: Paul Lynch
Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Brian Krause, Cedric Smith
Alone for Christmas (Video 2013)
Action | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

When a family visits Grandma's house on Christmas Eve, they leave their dog at home alone. And when burglars try to take the presents from under the tree, the dog must use every trick it ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph J. Lawson
Stars: David DeLuise, Kim Little, Davis Cleveland
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.

Director: Joe Roth
Stars: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Beckham Andrew Beckham ... Oliver Richmond
Shannon Elizabeth ... Jessica Richmond
Jason Brooks ... Jeff Richmond
Charles Irving Beale Charles Irving Beale ... Ben
Madeleine Falk ... Mrs. Geitzen
Sam Elliot Hafermalz Sam Elliot Hafermalz ... Scooter (as Samuel E. Hafermalz)
Joe Hursley ... Frankie
Ava Kolker ... Marybeth Geitzen
Jon Kondelik ... Tommy
Rae Latt ... Mrs. Mildred Bell
Richard Lund ... Mr. Williams
Christian Mooney Christian Mooney ... Timmy Geitzen
Clyde Tull ... Mr. Garvey
Jim Turner ... Mr. Geitzen
Zach Louis ... Charley
Edit

Storyline

A boy befriends a litter of homeless Golden Retrievers. Together, they help stop a bank robbery just in time for Christmas.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Golden Winter - Wir suchen ein Zuhause See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The trees are all green. See more »

Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

A Home in My Heart
Written and performed by Laura Tuny
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Families will love another adventure with golden puppies but, be warned, there are some sticky issues here, too
28 May 2013 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Oliver (Andrew Beckham), a middle schooler, is lonely. His workaholic parents, Jessica (Shannon Elizabeth) and Jeff (Jason Burks) have very little time to spend with him. Even when his father seems to make plans with Oliver, they almost always get postponed for work related reasons. Therefore, it is little surprise that Oliver reaches out to a few classmates, even though they are bad news. Meanwhile, at a foreclosed home, the owners do a terrible thing. They pack up and speed off, leaving a mother Retriever and her five puppies behind, with no food or water. How can they! Happily, a bank associate comes by soon and spies the mom dog, taking her to a shelter. Now, the puppies are own their own, but not for long. Olver's new "gang" breaks into the vacant home, hoping to filch some of the items left behind. It's our Ollie who finds the pups and wants to take them to a humane society but once the gang leader realizes how much their street value is, he merely puts Oliver in charge of their care. More complications arise when the gang leader gets wind of a charity party where the boys hope to pose as Santa's helpers and take other items by the five-fingered discount. Can Oliver break free from their bad influence and will the puppies find great new owners, along with Mother dog? This is an acceptable film for families and everyone will love the adorable puppies. They "talk" in human voices, too, and their conversations are a stitch. But, there are some issues here that prevent the film from being a huge winner. For one, Oliver's parents are neglectful in the extreme, more so than any good mother or dad would be, even with a large number of working hours. So, children will want to discuss that with their own family. More importantly, some of the film's bad elements are truly bad. First, the dogs are abandoned inside a house, even though there is a doggie door. Sadly, this happens but kids will be bothered by this. Then, the bad boys discuss selling the dogs to the Chinese markets for meat, which is very upsetting, when Oliver doesn't fall in line. Thus, the movie goes to far in portraying the nasty folks, it isn't necessary, truly. Despite these criticisms, families will fall hard for the puppies so, as long as adults are prepared to discuss some minor matters, most everyone will have a swell time.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed