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Santa Claus (1985)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  27 November 1985 (USA)
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A peasant woodcutter becomes Santa Claus and later foils an evil toy manufacturer's scheme to take over Christmas.

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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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Santa Claus: The Movie  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)
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Dudley Moore (Patch) was offered the role of Nigel in the Salkinds' previous film Supergirl (1984), which was also directed by Jeannot Szwarc. He turned it down but suggested his former comic partner Peter Cook, who was cast in the role. See more »

Goofs

When Cornelia leaves the plate of food outside for Joe the can of Coke is positioned so the word "Coke" is showing. When Joe picks up the plate moments later the can has turned to show the words "Coca-Cola" in cursive on the other side of the can. See more »

Quotes

Santa Claus: Next Christmas, you and I will have a date.
Joe: Really?
Santa Claus: Santa Claus never lies, Joe.
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Referenced in Barry Norman's Christmas Movie Quiz (2007) See more »

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It's Christmas Again
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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