Comedy, Crime, Family
Wanda Birdsong Shope, James Orr
Matthew Knight, Chris Kattan, Cameron Bright, Preston Lacy, Amy Schlagel, Zoe Schlagel, Carmen Electra, Tim Curry, Patrick Swayze, Matthew Walker, MacKenzie Porter, Marty Antonini, Rachel Hayward, Donovan Workun, Sean Tyson
It's turning out to be a pretty rotten Christmas for the Saunders family. Having just moved to a new city from Los Angeles, they have no friends, no money and, with the exception of the bright-eyed Mary, no Christmas spirit. To make matters worse, their mother is stuck in L.A., stranded by airline overbookings. So, the Christmas shopping duties fall on Dad and the gloomy kids. Things start looking a bit more like Christmas when 12-year old Brian and 6-year old Mary find a satchel of money at the local mall and they launch a Yuletide shopping spree...that is, until the crooks who counterfeited the money chase them through the mall packed with holiday shoppers. ------- It's Christmas Eve. The Saunders have just moved to Edmonton from Los Angeles. It doesn't seem like it's going to be a very good Christmas for anyone in the family. Sixteen year old Danny and twelve year old Brian hate Edmonton and miss their friends back in LA. Six year old Mary isn't sure that Santa knows they've moved and is worried he won't find them. Although he doesn't tell the kids, their father Wayne lost his new job even before it started and their mother, Judy, doesn't look like she can get a flight from LA to Edmonton to make it home in time for Christmas. Regardless, Wayne decides to take the kids to West Edmonton Mall to do their last minute Christmas shopping. At the mall, Wayne has his own problems with regard to their financial struggles. Danny begins to have a new appreciation for Edmonton when he spots a beautiful girl at the wave pool. He spends his time trying to locate her through the vast complex. And Brian and his charge Mary find a bagful of cash that literally falls out of the sky. Aware of the financial difficulties facing the family, Brian and Mary decide to keep the money and indulge in a little Christmas shopping of their own. What they are initially unaware of is that the money belongs to a bunch of counterfeiters - the inept Cardoza brothers (Leo and Sheldon) and their vaingloriously beautiful leader Ginger Peachum - who were planning on laundering that counterfeit money at the mall. While Leo, Sheldon and Ginger track Brian and Mary, the mall security, who have been alerted to the counterfeit money circulating through the mall, have called in the RCMP, led by Gordon McLoosh, who has issues of his own while he tries to find out the source of the counterfeit money. Through it all, the mall's Santa Claus may be able to restore a little Christmas faith into the Saunders family.
95 minutes (at 25 frames per second)
XviD - resolution: 624x256