Prancer [DVD] [1989]

John Hancock's heartwarming holiday film Prancer comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a fine release from MGM/UA that should satisfy anyone on the lookout for family friendly fare.
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Special Features

  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis

Prancer
If you know the Clement Clark Moore poem, you'll know that Prancer is one of Santa Claus' "eight tiny reindeer." When 9-year-old Rebecca Harrell, who still believes in Santa despite the remonstrations of her parents and the taunts of her peers, stumbles across the selfsame Prancer in a remote part of the forest, no one will believe the girl. Later on, Harrell's no-nonsense father Sam Elliot comes across a wounded reindeer, he feels it his duty to put the suffering animal out of his misery. The deer, of course, is Prancer, and it magically vanishes before Elliot's startled eyes. Harrell nurses the deer back to health in secret, with the help of kindly doctor Abe Vigoda and her troublesome older brother John Joseph Duda. Harrell is determined to contact Santa and let him know where Prancer is, but her efforts only result in public humiliation for her father. But this is a Christmas film, and the spirit of goodwill is contagious by fadeout time, even transforming town-recluse Cloris Leachman into a warm-hearted social animal. Filmed in Indiana, Prancer isn't quite a classic, but it's perfect midwinter videocassette entertainment. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sam Elliott
    Sam Elliott - John Riggs
  • Cloris Leachman
    Cloris Leachman - Mrs. McFarland
  • Rutanya Alda
    Rutanya Alda - Aunt Sarah
  • Abe Vigoda
    Abe Vigoda - Dr. Orel Benton, Veterinarian
  • Michael Constantine
    Michael Constantine - Mr. Stewart/Santa

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