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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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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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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Рождество Фитцджеральдов See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,800, 9 December 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,800, 9 December 2012
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Malachy McCourt, Michael McGlone, Anita Gillette and Edward Burns all acted together in She's the One. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

What Child Is This
Traditional
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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Moving Christmas Film Without the Sugar Coating
24 December 2012 | by irishrebel98See all my reviews

Well, you can tell from my screen name that I'm part of the Irish American tribe. All I can say is that there is a lot of truth in this film. While there is a good deal of family dysfunction being dealt with here, there is also a moving portrayal of how love can transcend hurt if you let it. Believe me, been there, done that, in the same environment that Ed Burns comes from. I know these people and this film, while maybe a little exaggerated, was very real. Definitely worth a viewing, even if your not Irish. Compared to most other Christmas films, there is not a trace of false sentimentality in this picture, but it is warm and heartfelt.


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