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Christmas Star, The (1986)  link to Christmas Star, The on IMDb  

Number: 2147

poster Christmas Star, The

IMDb Rating:
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6.6/10 (288 votes)

Country: Canada, 94 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Family

Director(s): Alan Shapiro

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 resemblance 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 naivety 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.

Cast:

photo Edward Asner Edward Asner Horace McNickle
photo Rene Auberjonois Rene Auberjonois Sumner
photo Jim Metzler Jim Metzler Stuart Jameson
photo Susan Tyrrell Susan Tyrrell Sara
photo Karen Landry Karen Landry Clara Jameson

Medium: Media file,

Location: [Seagate Expansion Drive]G:\Movies (downloaded)\Disney\C\Christmas Star, The (1986).avi

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 4:3