Off Season

TV Movie
Drama, Holiday • 2001
Once it was a little bit of paradise. Now the Coconut Grotto Hotel is a crumbling waste of pastel stucco.


TV Movie


Drama, Holiday

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  • Sherilyn Fenn
  • Hume Cronyn
  • Rory Culkin
  • Bruce Davidson
  • Tom McBeath
  • Stephen E. Miller
  • Adam Arkin
In season, this jet-set Florida hotel is hard enough to maintain. Off season, it’s a foreclosure waiting to happen. That’s not good news for loveless, aspiring lounge singer, Patty Winslow (Golden Globe-nominee Sherilyn Fenn, Twin Peaks). The only perk is a rent-free room for her and Jackson (Rory Culkin, You Can Count on Me), her orphaned nephew entrusted to her care. A wildly imaginative boy with a penchant for fantasy and escape, Jackson zeroes in on a new target: Sam Clausner (Oscar & Golden Globe-nominee and Emmy-winner Hume Cronyn, To Dance with the White Dog), a secretive guest who has chosen the hotel for his own personal escape. In a garish Hawaiian shirt and straw hat, the old and frail traveling salesman seems an unlikely target for Jackson’s latest, bizarre observation—that he’s Santa Claus, off season and on vacation.