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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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From the team who brought the three Superman blockbusters to the screen comes a story to stir the imagination - and warm the heart. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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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

Christopher Ryan has a great deal of screen time but no lines. See more »

Goofs

At the very end of the movie, B.Z. is shown floating far away in outer space far from Earth's atmosphere. Since there's no oxygen in outer space, he should be dead and not screaming for help. See more »

Quotes

Anya Claus: [Dooley is reading Twas The Night Before Christmas] What is it?
Santa Claus: It's a poem. A poem about me. They say it's a big hit.
Dooley: He had a broad face, and a little round belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.
Santa Claus: What was that? That last part.
Dooley: [reading with hesitation] He had a broad face.
Santa Claus: Yes. Go on.
Dooley: [continues reading with hesitation] And a little round belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of...
Santa Claus: Jelly.
Dooley: It's... just a poem.
Santa Claus: [upset] Is that how they think I look?
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Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Santa Claus: The Movie (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Patch! Natch!
by Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse
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Wonderful adaptation of the world's greatest legend.
28 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I have seen this movie every Christmas since I was a child, and I believe it brings explanations of how the fable of Santa Claus, and all of the childhood beliefs came to be. It may be a watered down version of Willy Wonka, but it had great effects for the 1980's, and it brings out the child and Christmas spirit in everyone. It is a grade above Ernest Saves Christmas ( I love watching it as well on a comical basis) especially when it comes to the story line and characters. Dudley Moore was wonderful as Patch the elf, and delivered a great performance without being a drunk or married to two women. It's movie of morals, and the spirit of Christmas.


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