Shannon McManus is a limo driver and her boss calls her at the last minute with a job. She asks her neighbor if her son Trevor can stay with her while she goes to work for a little while. She'd rather stay home with Trevor but she needs the money this job will give her. She picks up Fred Nickells and he goes around town giving lots of money to strangers. Then he tells Shannon that he is her father. She doesn’t want to take anything from him and she doesn’t believe he is her father. A newsman has been following them and he’s trying to get a big story so he can get a promotion to a larger news operation.
All kinds of people come out of the woodwork claiming that Fred Nickells is their father after they receive money from him and watch the newscast by Peter Archer. Peter pays a visit to Shannon the next day to tell her additional information he has learned that he didn’t put on the newscast. 3* (This movie is OK)
90 min, TV Movie, Family directed by Eleanor Lindo with Andrea Roth, Howard Hesseman, Jason Spevack, Yannick Bisson, Karen LeBlanc, Daniel Fathers, Joyce Gordon, Mark Wilson, Carla Collins.
Note: Imdb 6.4 out of 10, 36% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 5* with 6 reviews.
Special Note: This film was originally titled Secret Santa.