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Santa and Pete (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 5 December 1999
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It's the first Christmas without Grandma and a diffucult time for the family, until Gradpa (James Earl Jones, Star Wars, Field of Dream) decides to share a story with his ten-year-old grandson Terence.

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Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

Greg Taylor (teleplay), Christopher Moore (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hume Cronyn ... Saint Nick
James Earl Jones ... Grandpa Nicholas
Flex Alexander ... Pete
Tempestt Bledsoe ... Maria Dangola
Tracy Douglas ... Janet Brower
Bruce A. Young ... Manuel Dangola
Erica Gimpel ... Cassie Moore
Benjamin Brown ... James Eric Moore
Herb Mitchell ... The Governor
David Purdham ... Rev. Bogart
Sedrathe Gillespie Sedrathe Gillespie ... Terence
Emily Mae Young Emily Mae Young ... Marlene
Billy Daydoge Billy Daydoge ... Shawnee
Ruth de Sosa Ruth de Sosa ... Elizabeth Van Olden (as Ruth De Sosa)
Cooper Thornton ... Henry Rutgers (as Ray Thornton)
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It's the first Christmas without Grandma and a difficult time for the family, until Grandpa (James Earl Jones - Star Wars, Field of Dreams) decides to share a story with his ten-year-old grandson Terence. It's the story of Santa and Pete, a tale that has been handed down for generations. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La vera storia di Babbo Natale See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sweet Multicultural Movie
5 December 2009 | by csamendSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on Hulu in 2009. It's a sweet movie that hints at some spirituality and incorporates a small amount of history to show how the story of Santa and Christmas has evolved. The movie says the story comes from a Dutch legend and I have seen various other locations mention a Santa and Pete Dutch legend although probably significantly different. It is enjoyable for the whole family. My children were enraptured and the adults found it fun and wholesome. At the time of this post the book that the movie is based on and the movie can be found on Amazon. I would say the phrase 'Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Men' summarizes the goal of the multicultural angle of the movie. It is an enjoyable piece without many adult themes which is a rare find.


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