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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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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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Guess who's coming to town! See more »


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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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(35 mm prints)| (70 mm prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

All the toys made and bought for the Santa's workshop scenes were donated to children's charities for Christmas after shooting was complete. 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

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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Connections

Referenced in Less Than Perfect: Santa Claude (2003) 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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I loved this film!!
22 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I have long lasting memories of this film from when I was very small. It was on the television every Christmas, and my sister and I loved. At one point we actually taped it and watched it again and again and again. In fact, most of my generation loved it. OK, so it is badly done, and the plot is predictable and a bit thin, but remember it is designed for kids and was made in the early 80's. A grown adult watching it for the first time would hate it and think it is just a pile of rubbish, that is how I feel about Barbie & the Nutcracker Prince, but kids seeing that when it first came out loved it!!


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