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Off Season (2001)

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After the death of his parents, 10-year-old, Jackson Mayhew (Culkin), moves in with his Aunt. But when he befriends an elderly man (Cronyn), he begins to suspect that the old man is actually Santa Claus.

Director:

Bruce Davison

Writer:

Glenn Gers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sherilyn Fenn ... Patty Winslow
Hume Cronyn ... Sam Clausner
Bruce Davison ... Dr. Zimmer
Tom McBeath ... Mel Breskin
Stephen E. Miller ... Milton Loomis
Adam Arkin ... Richard Frangello
Rory Culkin ... Jackson Mayhew
Karin Konoval ... Mona Sanchez
Lisa Pelikan ... Ashley Manson
Philip Granger ... Mr. Murchison
Judy Norton ... Mrs. Murchison
Michaela Slinger Michaela Slinger ... Irma Murchison
Sage Testini ... Zachary Murchison
Deryl Hayes ... News Director
Amanda O'Leary Amanda O'Leary ... Customer
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Storyline

Jackson Mayhew, a 10-year-old boy whose parents died in a tragic accident, moves to Florida to live with his aunt Patty, a bartender and aspiring singer who lives and works in a failing hotel. During his summer vacation at the hotel, Jackson meets Sam Clausner, an elderly man with white hair, a white beard and a curious last name. After Jackson spreads a rumor that Sam is Santa Claus, a curious Richard Frangello checks into the hotel. Written by Jwelch5742

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Taglines:

All You Have To Do Is Believe.

Genres:

Drama | Family | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Hallmark Channel

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las vacaciones de Santa Claus See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Released in the UK as "Secret Santa". See more »

Quotes

Patty Winslow: What do you say?
Jackson Mayhew: He's lying!
Patty Winslow: I was thinking more along the lines of 'I'm sorry'!
Jackson Mayhew: [to Richard Frangello] "I'm sorry you're lying!"
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Deck the Halls
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
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A beautiful story
26 April 2002 | by jpwatSee all my reviews

In my opinion this is one of the most beautiful movies made. It is well acted and well put together. Hume Cronyn is always worth watching but the biggest surprise for me was how Sherilyn Fenn has matured - a first rate performance. However, the main thing is that this is a lovely story with a charming, and quite unexpected twist near the end. I wish they would make more movies like this instead of the unending stream of "over the top" or "ugly" rubbish which seems to be so popular these days.


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