The Christmas Star

Horace McNickle (Edward Asner) is a two-time felon serving prison time for counterfeiting. On the week before Christmas, he escapes from prison dressed as Santa Claus due to his uncanny resemblence to St. Nick resulting from his long white beard and heavyset features. McNickle hides out from the police in a nearby suburban neighborhood where he is befriended and helped by two local children who think he is the real Santa Claus. McNickle takes advantage of the kids naive ness to help him get his counterfeit money hidden somewhere in a local department store while he develops kind-hearted feelings for his two con victims that make him slowly understand the true nature of Christmas.

Directed by: Alan Shapiro
Genres: Drama, Family,
Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Television, Lake Walloon Productions,

The Christmas Star - Two kids made a believer out of him. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 14-12-1986
  • Runtime: 94 Minutes
  • Popularity: 2.11
  • Vote Count: 23
  • IMDB Rating: 5.3
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A





Photo Name Character
Ed Asner - Azwaad Movie Database Ed Asner Horace McNickle
René Auberjonois - Azwaad Movie Database René Auberjonois Sumner
Jim Metzler - Azwaad Movie Database Jim Metzler Stuart Jameson
Susan Tyrrell - Azwaad Movie Database Susan Tyrrell Sara
Alan North - Azwaad Movie Database Alan North Captain Whittaker
Fred Gwynne - Azwaad Movie Database Fred Gwynne Waters
Frank C. Turner - Azwaad Movie Database Frank C. Turner Sad Sack Santa
Karen Landry - Azwaad Movie Database Karen Landry Clara Jameson
Philip Bruns - Azwaad Movie Database Philip Bruns Lucky
Nicolas Van Burek - Azwaad Movie Database Nicolas Van Burek Billy Jameson
Photo Name Department
Andrew London-Editing Andrew London Editing (Editor)
Eric Fraser-Art Eric Fraser Art (Art Direction)
Helen Jarvis-Art Helen Jarvis Art (Set Decoration)
Paul Lohmann-Camera Paul Lohmann Camera (Director of Photography)
Franklin R. Levy-Production Franklin R. Levy Production (Executive Producer)
Ralph Burns-Sound Ralph Burns Sound (Original Music Composer)
Alan Shapiro-Directing Alan Shapiro Directing (Director)
Alan Shapiro-Production Alan Shapiro Production (Producer)
Alan Shapiro-Writing Alan Shapiro Writing (Writer)
Jeffrey White-Production Jeffrey White Production (Producer)

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