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The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama | 7 December 2012 (USA)
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The adult siblings of the Fitzgerald family prepare for their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago.

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Edward Burns

Writer:

Edward Burns

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Bishé ... Sharon Fitzgerald
Edward Burns ... Gerry Fitzgerald
Heather Burns ... Erin Fitzgerald
Marsha Dietlein ... Dottie Fitzgerald (as Marsha Dietlein Bennett)
Caitlin FitzGerald ... Connie Fitzgerald (as Caitlin Fitzgerald)
Anita Gillette ... Rosie Fitzgerald
Tom Guiry ... Cyril Fitzgerald
Ed Lauter ... Jim Fitzgerald
Michael McGlone ... Quinn Fitzgerald
Nick Sandow ... Corey
Noah Emmerich ... FX
Connie Britton ... Nora
Joyce Van Patten ... Mrs. McGowan
Dara Coleman ... JJ
Brian d'Arcy James ... Skippy (as Brian D'Arcy James)
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Storyline

The adult siblings of the Fitzgerald family prepare for their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, language, some sexual and drug references.

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Trivia

In the movie Ed Lauter's character says it will be his last Christmas. The movie was released in December of 2012. Ed Lauter passed away in October of 2013. See more »

Quotes

Quinn Fitzgerald: [to Gerry before he goes off to meet Nora for a late night rendezvous on Christmas Eve] Hey, Santa. Don't hurt yourself going down the chimney.
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Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: Playing for Keeps (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Fitz Waltz
Composed by P.T. Walkley (uncredited)
Performed by Nathan Shaw (piano), Dave Eggar (cello) (as David Eggar), Laura Sherman (harp), P.T. Walkley (various) (as PT Walkley)
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A Christmas film. With Swearing.
15 December 2013 | by MattyGibbsSee all my reviews

With such an awful title I watched this expecting the usual safe and predictable Christmas movie. In fact in some ways it is quite a bizarre Christmas movie. There are some adult themes, a bit of sex and plenty of swearing.

It is quite a hard film to get into as there are so many characters. My head was spinning each scene as more and more are added. However against the odds this just adds to the unique charm of this movie. The acting is good throughout, the writing is crisp and there are plenty of light moments to offset the serious issues raised.

I watched this with my wife and we both enjoyed it and if you're prepared for a slightly strange but enjoyable Christmas film then this is for you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Lynbrook, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,800, 9 December 2012

Gross USA:

$50,292

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,292
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2.35 : 1
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