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Christmas in Connecticut (1992)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | TV Movie 13 April 1992
Elizabeth is the star of a successful cooking show and author of several cookbooks. Alexander, her manager, sees a heroic forest ranger named Jefferson on the television news, saying he has... See full summary »

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Aileen Hamilton (earlier story), Lionel Houser (earlier screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dyan Cannon ... Elizabeth Blane
Kris Kristofferson ... Jefferson Jones
Tony Curtis ... Alexander Yardley
Richard Roundtree ... Prescott
Kelly Cinnante Kelly Cinnante ... Josie
Gene Lythgow ... Tyler
Jimmy Workman ... Kevin / Anthony
Vivian Bonnell ... Norah
David Arnott David Arnott ... Crazed Director
Toni Attell ... Food Stylist
Jenee Bandler Jenee Bandler ... Kevin's Mother
Bob Braun Bob Braun ... Sam Simon
Sonny Carl Davis ... Captain Marsh
Judy Forrester Judy Forrester ... Billy's Mother
Wendle Josepher ... A.D.
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Storyline

Elizabeth is the star of a successful cooking show and author of several cookbooks. Alexander, her manager, sees a heroic forest ranger named Jefferson on the television news, saying he has lost his cabin in a fire and wishes he could get a home-cooked Christmas dinner. Alexander arranges for Elizabeth to do a special live show on Christmas, where she will cook a Christmas dinner for Jefferson. In reality, Elizabeth can't cook and trying to keep Jefferson and the viewing public from finding out may be a little difficult, especially on a live show. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas in Connecticut See more »

Filming Locations:

Altadena, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Turner Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger: About one hour and sixteen minutes into the movie, Schwarzenegger is shown outside sitting at a table and speaking into a cell phone in front of the network's satellite uplink truck. See more »

Goofs

(possibly intentional error) Near the beginning, when the Thanksgiving episode is being shot and Elizabeth pulls the freshly browned turkey out of the oven (after it had supposedly been cooking for 4 hours), she rests her right hand on the glass baking dish while she raises a wine glass to toast her TV audience with her left hand. Alex would surely have caught this mistake and made them all re-shoot the scene. See more »

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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Love Is A Feast
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Chaos and noise where just a little more satire might have sufficed...
1 December 2009 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Stultifying TV-made remake of the 1945 chestnut starring Barbara Stanwyck. As directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger (!), this romantic comedy begins with a terrific bit of television-oriented satire involving Dyan Cannon as the hostess of a popular cooking program. Cannon (vivacious as ever) doesn't know her way around a kitchen, and so has cue cards in front of her and lackeys handing her props out of camera range. It's a wonderfully sly bit of prodding at manufactured show-biz 'magic'...however, once the contrived plot kicks in, the film loses that fresh, funny edge. Dyan has to pretend to be a family-oriented country gal in a publicity stunt which pairs her with recent wilderness hero Kris Kristofferson, and the rest you can write yourself. There isn't a spontaneous or uplifting moment in the mix as our glowing couple grows closer and closer, while she is forced to dislocate herself from the awful truth. A better movie might have been had just by keeping Cannon in the city working on her show, maybe with Kristofferson as her cooking guest. Sadly, the writing here was aiming for Bigger! Better! Funnier! while out-of-his-element Schwarzenegger darts around hoping to exploit every crash for knee-slapping laughs. They fail to arrive.


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