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Saving Christmas (2017)

PG | | Family | 6 November 2017 (UK)
A young boy, Danny, tries to prove the existence of Santa by using his intelligence and gadgets. He and his trusted group go on an intense journey to find the truth of Santa.

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Tom DeNucci
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Asner ... Rick
Brooke Langton ... Elizabeth
Patrick Muldoon ... Sammy
Jack Brunault ... Danny
Lindsey Blanchard ... Jennifer
Max Harris ... Matt
Jalon Christian ... Jake
Mike Bennett Mike Bennett ... Max Miracle
Tommy Dreamer ... Tommy Dreamer
Matt Striker Matt Striker ... Matt Striker
Gangrel Gangrel ... Tucker Von Magnus (as David Heath)
David Gere ... DG Haven
Maria Kanellis ... Maria Kanellis
Chase Andersen ... Roger
Fred Sullivan Fred Sullivan ... Big John Pelser
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A young boy, Danny, tries to prove the existence of Santa by using his intelligence and gadgets. He and his trusted group go on an intense journey to find the truth of Santa.

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Family

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Rated PG for mild language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Santa Files See more »

Filming Locations:

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Jack Brunault (Danny), has worked with Tom DeNucci before in a short film, "Slimebuck". See more »

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Amateurish Production and Poor Storytelling
25 November 2018 | by geenasharmasinghSee all my reviews

Even before we reach the end of the 30 minute exposition (which takes up 1/3 of the film) the way in which the film begins is cringey (to the point where it's almost unwatchable) and incredibly unengaging.

The dialogue is awkward and doesn't suit the characters, and the action was overexaggerated and unrealistic. The idea had merit, but the way in which it was told was beyond poor.

The editing on the film takes it into a whole other level of ridiculous (especially in one particular scene where they decided to slow down the footage for dramatic effect and throw terrible reaction shots into the sequence).

The acting wasn't particularly great but then again the cast was mainly comprised of children so I imagine the fault for the lies with the Director.

It looks like a middle school media club project.


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