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Defending Santa (2013)

A small-town sheriff finds a man asleep in the woods who claims to be Santa Claus.

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Brian Skiba
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cain ... Sheriff Scott Hanson
Jud Tylor ... Sarah Walker
John Savage ... Judge Willis
Gary Hudson ... Robert Nielson
Eric Scott Woods ... William
Bill Lewis ... Kris Kringle
Jamie McRae ... Susan Hanson
Cooper Barnes ... Deputy Sam Bryant
Jodie Sweetin ... Beth
Seth Menachem Seth Menachem ... Mark
Harry Victor Harry Victor ... Jack
Nicole Helen ... Lisa
Joseph Walsh Joseph Walsh ... Mayor Joe Jacobs
Roz Witt ... Lorraine
Barry Jenner ... Harry
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While responding to the report of a broken down vehicle on Christmas Eve, Scott Hanson, a ski resort town sheriff, stumbles upon a sleeping Santa in the snowy woods. With his sleigh ride in doubt after spending nearly a year in a coma, Santa is put on trial to defend his identity. As the small town learns to "believe," Sheriff Hanson, a dad and widower, also begins to fall for Santa's court-appointed defense attorney, Sarah. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mikulás védelmében See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Three headlines about the trial are dated Monday, December 20, 2012, but 12/20/12 was a Thursday. See more »

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Time of Year
Written by Olympia Decarlo and Lily Eakin
Performed by Fools & Sages
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16 December 2018 | by craggmimisSee all my reviews

This is the kind of wholesomeness the world has needed for a long time. Feeling lost in life? You could waste a lot of time looking for the answers or you could give this movie a watch (I've seen it 27 times ÷] ). The writing, the production, the directing, the lighting and the acting all pull together to bring you this masterpiece of mistaken identity, suspense and childhood nostalgia. Highly recommended for an all around great time with friends and yes, even family. Haha.


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