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Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

A peasant woodcutter becomes Santa Claus and later foils an evil toy manufacturer's scheme to take over Christmas.

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Ancient Elf
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Christian Fitzpatrick ...
Joe
Carrie Kei Heim ...
John Barrard ...
Dooley
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Puffy
Melvyn Hayes ...
Goober
Don Estelle ...
Groot
Tim Stern ...
Peter O'Farrell ...
Honka
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Storyline

This is the story of a master toymaker who discovers a magical kingdom of elves in the North Pole and becomes Santa Claus. But when Santa's eager-to-please elf Patch leaves the North Pole for the big streets of New York City, he becomes mixed up with a dastardly toy tycoon's plans to take over Christmas. And so begins Santa's adventure - to rescue his faithful elf and to save Christmas for all the children of the world! Written by Lionsgate

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The legend comes to life. See more »


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27 November 1985 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)
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(35 mm prints)| (70 mm prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The role of B.Z. was offered to Harrison Ford, Burt Reynolds, Dustin Hoffman and Johnny Carson, all of whom turned it down. See more »

Goofs

The ancient elf announces that Claus will 'henceforth be known as Santa Claus', but the village children address him as 'Santa Claus' in the first scene of the movie, before he meets the elves. See more »

Quotes

Santa Claus: You have folks saying that Santa Claus only rewards the good little boys and girls.
Anya Claus: Isn't that how it should be?
Santa Claus: All right. Dooley, make up a list of who is naughty and nice.
Dooley: Yes, sir.
Santa Claus: And be careful. I'll be checking it twice.
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Featured in A Hollywood Christmas (1996) See more »

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Thank You, Santa!
by Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse
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Great family fun !
23 December 2000 | by (Parkville, Maryland) – See all my reviews

This is a fun movie for the whole family. It is truly the legend of Santa Claus come to life. One of the must see movies for my whole family every Holiday season. Dudley Moore, John Lithgow and David Huddleston are perfect in their respective roles.


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