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Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 8 December 1991
While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment. He must answer a little girl's question about whether Santa Claus really exists. ... See full summary »

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Charles Jarrott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Thomas ... James O'Hanlan
Edward Asner ... Edward P. Mitchell
Charles Bronson ... Francis Church
Massimo Bonetti Massimo Bonetti ... Donelli
Tamsin Kelsey ... Evie O'Hanlan
Colleen Winton ... Andrea Borland
John Novak
Katharine Isabelle ... Virginia O'Hanlon (as Katherine Isobel)
Shawn Macdonald ... Teddy O'Hanlan (as Shawn MacDonald)
Garry Chalk ... Goss
Lillian Carlson ... Mrs. Goldstein
Virginia Bagnato Virginia Bagnato ... Maria
John Kirkconnell John Kirkconnell ... Sean O'Hanlan
Kerry Sandomirsky ... Celeste
William Samples William Samples ... Mr. Schuller
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While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment. He must answer a little girl's question about whether Santa Claus really exists. Based on a true story. Written by Anthony Brock

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...und den Weihnachtsmann gibts doch See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie, Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus (1991), Charles Bronson plays a man struggling with the death of his beloved wife. In real life, he himself was in mourning, having lost his wife, Jill Ireland, the year before in 1990. See more »

Goofs

The real Francis P. Church only married after the publication of the "Yes, Virginia" letter in 1897, and had no children. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Goldstein: As my dear dead Saul used to say, "It isn't a silver lining what makes the coat. It's the person wearing it."
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Connections

Referenced in Night Court: Party Girl: Part 1 (1992) See more »

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outstanding performances in a beautiful story!
23 September 2001 | by jdanaSee all my reviews

It would be difficult to say at this point if it were Richard Thomas or Charles Bronson who carried this timeless beauty so successfully to it's moving conclusion, but all performances were top notch. This movie NEEDS to be released to all for the upcoming Christmas season as it would quickly become a classic. These are the Christmas lessons we all try to teach the young this time of year and movies like this one are needed to do it so nicely. I hope to see this one on the DVD new release list soon!


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