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Defending Santa (2013)

A small-town sheriff finds a man asleep in the woods who claims to be Santa Claus.

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Brian Skiba
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cain ... Sheriff Scott Hanson
Jud Tylor ... Sarah Walker
John Savage ... Judge Willis
Gary Hudson ... Robert Nielson
Eric Scott Woods ... William
Bill Lewis ... Kris Kringle
Jamie McRae ... Susan Hanson
Cooper Barnes ... Deputy Sam Bryant
Jodie Sweetin ... Beth
Seth Menachem Seth Menachem ... Mark
Harry Victor Harry Victor ... Jack
Nicole Helen ... Lisa
Joseph Walsh Joseph Walsh ... Mayor Joe Jacobs
Roz Witt ... Lorraine
Barry Jenner ... Harry
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Storyline

While responding to the report of a broken down vehicle on Christmas Eve, Scott Hanson, a ski resort town sheriff, stumbles upon a sleeping Santa in the snowy woods. With his sleigh ride in doubt after spending nearly a year in a coma, Santa is put on trial to defend his identity. As the small town learns to "believe," Sheriff Hanson, a dad and widower, also begins to fall for Santa's court-appointed defense attorney, Sarah. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Three headlines about the trial are dated Monday, December 20, 2012, but 12/20/12 was a Thursday. See more »

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Time of Year
Written by Olympia Decarlo and Lily Eakin
Performed by Fools & Sages
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Mad about Santa
20 November 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Defending Santa is a tepid remake of Miracle on 34th Street.

Sarah Walker is a hot shot defence attorney who feels a little guilty for getting a crooked man off. She goes back to a little town near the mountains where she has to defend an old man who has awoken from a coma and swears he is santa claus.

Sarah also hooks up with the small town super Sheriff Hanson, someone she once had a thing with.

The DA who loves to throw an early Christmas party finds it hard to believe that santa claus can be real.

Judge Willis is played by John Savage. Once upon a time he was in The Deer Hunter and The Godfather III. I guess an actor has to make living.

Nothing too remarkable about this festive movie. Dean Cain and Jud Tylor are likeable.


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