The Christmas Star

Poster for the movie "The Christmas Star"

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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Storyline

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

Tiger Town

Poster for the movie "Tiger Town"

Tiger Town (1983)

G 73 min - Drama, Family, TV Movie - 9 October 1983
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Alex believed in his baseball hero Billy Young. When Billy's performance struggled, Alex's friends began to doubt Alex; and Billy began to doubt himself. Alex wants to prove to his friends, to Billy, and to himself that believing in someone can make the difference.

Director:  Alan Shapiro
Writers:  Alan Shapiro, Bobby Fine

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Storyline

Alex believed in his baseball hero Billy Young. When Billy's performance struggled, Alex's friends began to doubt Alex; and Billy began to doubt himself. Alex wants to prove to his friends, to Billy, and to himself that believing in someone can make the difference.


Collections: Alan Shapiro

Tagline: Sometimes there's courage in just believing

Genres: Drama, Family, TV Movie

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  9 October 1983

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Walt Disney Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 13 min