The Christmas Star (1986)
Heartwarming made-for-TV holiday tale stars Ed Asner as a grizzled escaped convict who bears a striking resemblance to a certain jolly old elf. Hiding out from the cops in a suburban neighborhood, Asner is befriended by some local kids who think he's the real deal. Will he use the children's trust to help him unload some counterfeit money or will they teach him the true meaning of Christmas? Rene Auberjonois, Fred Gwynne, Nicholas Van Burek co-star. 94 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French.
- Family / Live-Action
- Alan Shapiro
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Edward Asner, Rene Auberjonois, Jim Metzler, Susan Tyrrell, Karen Landry, Alan North, Philip Bruns, Nicholas Van Burek, Vicki Wauchope, Zachary Ansley, Fred Gwynne, Lillian Carlson, Anthony Holland, Frank C. Turner, Linda Darlow, Lorraine Foreman, Joseph Golland, David Longworth, Pamela Martin, John Howard Payne, Enid Saunders, Raimund Stamm, Robyn Stevan, William S. Taylor, Don Thompson, Jerry Wasserman, Tiffany Michas