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The Santa Clause (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  11 November 1994 (USA)
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When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

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Divorcee Scott Calvin is disgusted to learn that his ex and her husband have tried - and failed - to break it easy to their 6-year-old son Charlie that Santa isn't real. On Christmas Eve, Scott reads The Night Before Christmas... then receives an unexpected visitor on his roof. When he's startled by Scott's calling out and falls, the Santa impersonator disappears, leaving only an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put it on if he's involved in an accident. Scott does, and is transported around the town dropping gifts through chimneys until he's taken to the North Pole and informed by a group who claim they're elves that he is now Santa. Charlie is proud of his dad's new job, though Scott's convinced it's a dream. Until his hair turns white, his beard refuses to stay shaved, he gains weight inexplicably, even for his sudden love of junk food... Now he's accepted it, there's just one problem: how to keep it secret from his disbelieving family? Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for a few crude moments | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,650,123 (UK) (15 December 1995)

Gross:

£6,300,494 (UK) (19 January 1996)
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For one week in November 1994, Tim Allen had the #1 movie at the box office ("The Santa Clause"), the #1 rated television show ("Home Improvement"), and the #1 New York Times best-selling book ("Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man"). See more »

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The location of the polar bear behind them as Scott talks to Charlie at the zoo. See more »

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Scott Calvin: Here we are. Denny's. Always open.
Charlie: I don't wanna eat here.
Scott Calvin: What are you talking about? Everybody likes Denny's, it's an American institution.
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Nintendo 64 Kid (2009) See more »

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Oh Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)
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Absolutely hilarious Christmas flick!
17 November 2005 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

THE SANTA CLAUSE, in my opinion, is an absolutely hilarious Christmas flick! I thought that Scott (Tim Allen) was a very funny guy, although he wasn't very jolly when he was first recruited to be the new Santa. Even so, I laughed really hard when he said, "Yeah, same to you, and that's not very ladylike," "Nice teeth," and, "It felt like 'AMERICA'S MOST WANTED!'" I also laughed when he imitated cats and dogs fighting. Oh, man, those parts were funny! Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say, "Tim Allen has scored huge!" Now, in conclusion, if you are a fan of Tim Allen, and you haven't this absolutely hilarious Christmas flick, I highly recommend it, that is, if you haven't seen it.


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