The Christmas Star

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The Christmas Star (1986)

94 min - Drama, Family - 14 December 1986
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Horace McNickle (Edward Asner) is a two-time felon serving prison time for counterfeiting. On the week before Christmas, he escapes from prison dressed as Santa Claus due to his uncanny resemblence to St. Nick resulting from his long white beard and heavyset features. McNickle hides out from the police in a nearby suburban neighborhood where he is befriended and helped by two local children who think he is the real Santa Claus. McNickle takes advantage of the kids naive ness to help him get his counterfeit money hidden somewhere in a local department store while he develops kind-hearted feelings for his two con victims that make him slowly understand the true nature of Christmas.

Director:  Alan Shapiro
Writers:  Alan Shapiro, Carol Dysinger

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Horace McNickle (Edward Asner) is a two-time felon serving prison time for counterfeiting. On the week before Christmas, he escapes from prison dressed as Santa Claus due to his uncanny resemblence to St. Nick resulting from his long white beard and heavyset features. McNickle hides out from the police in a nearby suburban neighborhood where he is befriended and helped by two local children who think he is the real Santa Claus. McNickle takes advantage of the kids naive ness to help him get his counterfeit money hidden somewhere in a local department store while he develops kind-hearted feelings for his two con victims that make him slowly understand the true nature of Christmas.


Collections: Alan Shapiro

Tagline: Two kids made a believer out of him.

Genres: Drama, Family

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  14 December 1986

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Television, Lake Walloon Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 34 min

Northern Lights

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Northern Lights (1998)

111 min - Drama, TV Movie - 2 July 1998
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A stranger's call informs Roberta that her estranged brother Frank has died in a small town under bizarre circumstances. Ben, his best friend from college, also gets the call. Arriving just in time for his funeral, it becomes quickly obvious to them that the little slice of small-town America in which they find themselves is like an episode of The Twilight Zone featuring Frank's eccentric friends, his amazing secrets and his stunning final request. Both Ben and Roberta are shocked to discover that Frank not only had a child, but that he has left them responsible for his son's care.

Director:  Linda Yellen

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A stranger's call informs Roberta that her estranged brother Frank has died in a small town under bizarre circumstances. Ben, his best friend from college, also gets the call. Arriving just in time for his funeral, it becomes quickly obvious to them that the little slice of small-town America in which they find themselves is like an episode of The Twilight Zone featuring Frank's eccentric friends, his amazing secrets and his stunning final request. Both Ben and Roberta are shocked to discover that Frank not only had a child, but that he has left them responsible for his son's care.


Collections: Linda Yellen

Tagline: Fate brought her to a small town. But it will take a miracle to keep her there.

Genres: Drama, TV Movie

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  2 July 1998

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Alliance Communications Corporation, Prufrock Pictures, Blue Relief Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 51 min