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Finding John Christmas (2003)

Finding John Christmas (2003)





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First telecast by CBS on November 30, 2003, the made-for-TV Finding John Christmas is a sequel to the previous year's A Town Without Christmas, with Peter Falk reprising his role as versatile guardian angel Max. Valerie Bertinelli plays Kathleen McAllister, a divorced small-town nurse whose depression over the fact that the hospital ER she maintains may be forced to shut down because of a $100,000 debt is briefly lifted when she spots a newspaper picture taken by photojournalist Noah Greeley (David Cubitt). The picture shows an act of bravery performed by Noah's firefighter brother Hank (William Russ), who mysteriously left town 25 years ago and hasn't been seen since. Hank would like to quietly slip back into town without explanation or fanfare, but this proves impossible when Noah's newspaper posts a $50,000 reward to identify Hank, known only to the public as "John Christmas." And there's something, very, very curious about that photo: It also shows a Santa Claus suit seemingly floating in midair without an occupant. That elusive "Santa" is of course the angelic Max, who pops up now and again throughout the story in a variety of guises to solve problems, dispense advice, tie up loose plot strands--and even share a musical duet with Kathleen's talented daughter Socorro (Jennifer Pisana).
Drama , Kids & Family , Television
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Daniel H. Blatt Prods.


Valerie Bertinelli
as Kathleen McCallister
William Russ
as Hank McCallister
David Cubitt
as Noah Greeley
Jennifer Pisana
as Soccoro Greeley
Maria Ricossa
as Marcy Bernard
Patricia Gage
as Eleanor McCallister
David Calderisi
as Dr. Merkatz
Jeremy Akerman
as Antonovitch
Kenny Robinson
as Pawnbroker
Stan Carew
as Window Washer
Bill Carr
as Father
Cassie MacDonald
as Tribune Assistant
Travis Ferris
as Paramedic
Brian Heighton
as Police Officer
Glen Michael Grant
as Rooming House Clerk
Craig Wood
as Fire Chief Vasquez
Juanita Peters
as Customer
Tania Rudolph
as Tribune Staffer
Stacy Smith
as Mother
Cecil Wright
as Tribune Guard
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When I started watching this film, I thought, here we go again another sappy christmas film but as the film went on I was pulled in. Valerie Bertinelli was amazing. I, especially was crying with her speech at the end of the film to William Russ. Amazing, I was feeling it. The whole film was buttery sweet but not too sweet. It is definitely a TV film. I was glad a caught it.

Laura Rachel
Laura Rachel

I loved it, and loved all the shows, movies Valerie has ever been in. I wish that I could be so much like her, she is so beautiful, I love her haircut in the movie, and she looks so nice with her Jenny Craig figure, I wish I could afford that. Love to see you again since Touched By and Angel. I wish I could have a autograph picture of you, it would be so wonderful. Thank you, Nancy

Nancy Patterson
Nancy Patterson

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