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Catch a Christmas Star (2013)

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.


John Bradshaw
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Complete credited cast:
Shannon Elizabeth ... Nikki Crandon
Steve Byers ... Chris Marshall
Julia Lalonde ... Sophie Marshall
Kyle Breitkopf ... Jackson Marshall (as Kyle Harrison Breitkopf)
Doug MacLeod ... Mark
Maria Ricossa ... Shelley
Billy MacLellan ... Jason
Christopher Jacot ... Carmine
Zack Werner Zack Werner ... Jaycee Silvestri
Traci Melchor Traci Melchor ... Reporter
Melissa Grelo Melissa Grelo ... TV Host 1
Christopher Russell ... Henry Williams (as Chris Russell)
Darryl Flatman Darryl Flatman ... Kelvin


Nikki Crandon is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet. Whether she's singing the National Anthem or promoting her latest album, everyone knows who she is-none more so than New Jersey high school basketball coach and widower Chris Mitchell, who was Nikki's first love in high school. When Chris' 10-year-old daughter Sophie finds out her dad still has feelings for the singer, she takes matters into her own hands. With her 8-year-old brother Jackson in tow, Sophie succeeds in reuniting the two. But when a misunderstanding and the growing glare of the public spotlight threaten Chris and Nikki's happiness, one can only wonder: will fame get in the way of a Merry Christmas? Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Carmine (Christopher Jacot) makes a comment to Nikki (Shannon Elizabeth) concerning the movie Love Actually (2003). Shannon Elizabeth appeared in Love Actually as "Harriet--the Sexy One." The real name of her boyfriend in that movie was Kris Marshall. See more »


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Wholesome and Innocent, Made-for-TV Movie
28 November 2013 | by daviston1017See all my reviews

These days so many movies are filled with sex, foul language, and revenge filled plots. It is refreshing to see a movie directed toward family values.

Main characters, Shannon Elizabeth's and Steve Byers' on set chemistry was good and realistic. They give viewers a small glimpse into the downside of being famous.

Byers' on screen children played by Julia Lalonde and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf were good little actors in their portrayal of today's youth. Many children are wise beyond their years and flip lip.

All and all, I enjoyed it! The only negative parts were, of course, the record producer's acting, which was "really bad" and the ending. It included Byers' going out on stage professing his love, little unrealistic. At a real concert, he would have never made it passed security. The writers should have improved on that scene.

Also, I loved the assistant. His facial expressions and comedic antics were to die for!

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17 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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