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The Santa Clause (1994)

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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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The adventures of a divorced father who has to care for his son on Christmas. As everybody knows these days are always full of surprises... Written by Volker Boehm

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

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11 November 1994 (USA)  »

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$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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Trivia

This was the only Santa Clause movie that didn't feature a villain. See more »

Goofs

When Scott Calvin runs outside in his pajamas when Charlie's Mom picks up Charlie, the car they pull away in has Alberta plates. See more »

Quotes

Scott Calvin: You know, you look pretty good for your age.
Little Elf Judy: Thanks, but I'm seeing someone in wrapping.
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Referenced in The Nostalgia Critic: Top 12 Santa Clauses (2013) See more »

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Christmas Will Return
Written by Jimmy Webb
Performed by Brenda Russell and Howard Hewett
Howard Hewett appears courtesy of Caliber Records
Produced by Dennis Lambert
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A wonderful film
12 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a truly magical film that will continue to enchant children and adults for years and generations to come.

The simple premise is executed well and Pasquin excels in making a film that appeals to all ages.

Tim Allen plays his part to perfection and has never been funnier. He captures all the heart that the film needs as well as having an excellent on screen rapport with young Eric Lloyd.

All the other cast members are good in their roles with David Krumholtz being the standout.

Overall a fantastic film that for me truly sums up the spirit of Christmas. Although I like the sequels that followed this film this is the true classic of the series.


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