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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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Seeing is believing! 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

John Carpenter was the first choice to direct. He was turned down by the producers as he wanted final cut and a chance to do the score as well. His choice for Santa was Brian Dennehy. 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

Joe: [after he gets his present from Santa] Did Cornie get anything?
[pauses]
Joe: The er... little girl.
Santa Claus: Oh? Are you two seeing a lot of each other?
Joe: Actually, yes.
[blushes quite a lot]
Joe: Actually.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Shouldn't Do That
Performed by Kajagoogoo (as Kaja)
Produced by Ken Scott
Lyrics by Nick Beggs
Music by Nick Beggs, Stuart Neale (as Stuart Croxford Neal) and Steve Askew
Published by Infinite Music/Intersong
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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Pure enjoyment
13 December 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Me thinks folks protest too much! Sit back, relax and enjoy this cute little movie. The plot is good. The actors do a very nice job of "being" their characters. Villains are vile and heroes are worthy. There is a continual ebb and flow with who is winning, good or evil. Good wins over evil. The scenery is is beautiful and fanciful. The effects are nifty and somewhat corny. What more could one ask for a short period of fantasy flight from the cares of the world? Don't worry about fitting it into today's "problems with society section." Avoid seeing discussions of drug problems, violence in the world, sex in the city. Don't consider deep, hidden meanings. Just have some popcorn, turn down the lights, get into your comfy chair and enjoy yourself. This is a movie made for the cold winter nights.


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