In the Nick of Time (television) Television movie on NBC (two hours) on December 16, 1991. Directed by George Miller. Santa Claus has only seven days to find his replacement, or Christmas will end forever. He roams the icy streets of New York City in search of the one generous soul destined to be the next Kris Kringle. Stars Lloyd Bridges (Nick), Michael Tucker (Ben Talbot), Alison LaPlaca (Susan Roswell), Jessica DiCicco (Aimee Misch), A Martinez (Charlie Misch), Cleavon Little (Freddy).