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Holly Star (2018)

PG | | Comedy | 4 December 2018 (USA)
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A broke puppeteer returns home for the holidays and gets caught up in a treasure hunt with her paintball-obsessed best friend, her tango-dancing grandmother, and a childhood sweetheart.


Michael A. Nickles



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katlyn Carlson ... Sloan Kelly
Michael A. Nickles ... J. J. Jackey
Erik Van Wyck ... Sayar
John Farrell John Farrell ... Puppet Master
Iris Achilleas Iris Achilleas ... Little Girl on Train
Teya Patt ... Kay K
Pamela Chabora Pamela Chabora ... Grandma Kelly
Richard Sewell Richard Sewell ... Grandpa Kelly
Gary Galone ... Mr. Skillin
Brian Muller ... Andy Skillin
Bruce-Robert Serafin Bruce-Robert Serafin ... Deli Johnson
Lonnie Farmer ... Commanding Officer Gant
Jerry Lyden Jerry Lyden ... Hennessy
Barbara Helen Baker Barbara Helen Baker ... Waitress Wendy (as Barbara Baker)
William McDonough III ... Barfly


A broke puppeteer returns home for the holidays and gets caught up in a treasure hunt with her paintball-obsessed best friend, her tango-dancing grandmother, and a childhood sweetheart.

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Sometimes the Treasure Finds You



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, some thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Holly Star See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Maine, USA See more »

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The bar scenes were filmed st The Whaler in Old Orchard Beach Maine. See more »


Sloan: I saw what's in the bag, Kay K. It's there, it's real.
Kay K: We already went through this - Santa Claus burying something.
Sloan: Obviously it was someone DRESSED as Santa.
Kay K: Who?
Sloan: I don't know! It could be anyone. But I remember another piece of it! It came to me in a dream.
Kay K: A dream? No. No, no. You do NOT pull me out of tactical tagging to tell me about a dream. Six! Five! Four!
Sloan: What are you doing? Why are you counting?
Kay K: I only give people six seconds to tell me about dreams. Three! Two!
Sloan: Forget about the ...
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Haven't fully watched this yet but......
20 November 2019 | by openhearts-95925See all my reviews

So before or during the time I watch something I like knowing who the actors are. This movie I found out the lead actress is named Katlyn. In this movie she plays a girl named Sloan. Funny thing is my name is Katlyn Sloan. I found it funny. So far loving the movie.

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