Prancer (1989)



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Movie Info

A 9-year-old girl discovers a wounded reindeer in the forest and, believing it to be one of Santa's magical sleigh team, secretly nurses it back to health. The girl takes it upon herself to contact Santa and return the reindeer to him in this family-oriented Christmas film.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Greg Taylor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 2, 2001
Nelson Entertainment


as John Riggs

as Mrs. McFarland

as Aunt Sarah

as Orel Benton

as Steve Riggs

as Carol Wetherby

as Herb Drier

as Billy Quinn

as Prancer

as Mr. Young

as Mrs. Fairburn

as (uncredited)

as Steve Riggs

as Mr. Soot

as Mrs. Hofsetter

as Boy with Santa

as Miss Bedelia

as Mrs. Wetherby

as Town Woman

as Town Man

as Jessica Riggs
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Critic Reviews for Prancer

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7)

A hodgepodge of Heidi and Meet Me in St. Louis.

Full Review… | December 14, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

This is a tale about faith and love, but it's also a story of coldness and death. Prancer, you might say, puts the winter solstice back in Christmas/

Full Review… | December 14, 2014
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Harrell carries the film with an impressive performance for a child whose only previous experience was as a singing litterbug in a school play.

Full Review… | December 14, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Prancer remains a real curiosity -- a movie that`s far from being successful on its own terms, yet better than those terms would suggest.

Full Review… | December 13, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Its plodding competence can't provide that effortless magical touch that Christmas classics are made of.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Harrell's brash debut, the use of animism and the story's sincerity add interest.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Prancer

Old-fashioned christmas movie.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

Funny and charming, even if it is a typical Christmas film. Rebecca Harrell and Sam Elliott are wonderful.

Chris Weber

Super Reviewer


Boring. It's sad because this movie had so much potential.

Andrew Fillmore

Super Reviewer

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