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Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

The legend of Santa Claus is put in jeopardy when an unscrupulous toy manufacturer attempts to take over Christmas.

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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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27 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,647,160, 1 December 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,717,291
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the film was first announced, there were reports in the British press that David Jason, Patrick Troughton and Norman Wisdom would be cast alongside Dudley Moore as fellow elves. Ultimately, they weren't.. 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

[Towzer comments to B.Z. about the proposed puce lollipop]
Towzer: If this catches on, we can come out with a liquid version: puce juice.
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Connections

Referenced in Barry Norman's Christmas Movie Quiz (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Christmas Again
by Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse
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Enchanting Fantasy for People of all ages
23 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Remember Christmas Eve as a child & the prospect of Santa Claus being only hours away from your house ? Cookies left out,water for the Reindeer? This Delightful Movie awakens memmories of such a magical time in childhood that is rarely recaptured. Brilliant cast with a superb score from Henry Mancini highlights the Yuletide spirit perfectly. Cynics shouldn't bother watching this Film as it is pure Fantasy. Expertly written & directed,This is a Winner for Christmas Eve especially if your aim is to sit down on Christmas Eve & snuggle the family together & share memories of the man called Santa Claus


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