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The Santa Clause (1994)

When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

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Storyline

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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What if your dad was Santa Claus? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Santa Cláusula  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$144,833,357

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$189,800,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Elves are scattered throughout the movie in Scott and Charlie's world. The little blonde girl walking away from the window at the opening of the movie; the little boy putting his jacket on and wearing a red scarf as Scott and Charlie are led to their seat in Denny's; the girl walking behind the bench when Scott has kids lined up at Charlie's soccer game; the girl in the purple coat who walks by Scott and Charlie in the park when Scott wants Charlie to stop talking about the Santa Claus; and the attentive little boy in the blue turtleneck behind Charlie's desk during show and tell are all elves. They show up as a group at the end of the movie when Scott flies away from the Miller house, and they are the kids who run and skip off. See more »

Goofs

When Scott Calvin is wearing the Santa suit in the early part of the film, the coat has a strip of white fur down the front. However later, when he gets arrested, the coat has two fur pom-poms down the front. And after he is released and comes back to the house, there is only one fur pom-pom on the front of the jacket. See more »

Quotes

Scott Calvin: Whoa! This could be a really long night.
Charlie: Do it again Dad, please?
Scott Calvin: [picks up the bag] I can't, the thing's empty.
Scott Calvin: [Comet the reindeer gets angry and growls] There's nothing in the bag. Even if there was, did you notice there is no chimney? Where there's no chimney, there's no fireplace.
Scott Calvin: [Comet growls] Are you growling at me?
Scott Calvin: [Comet nods his head] Look, Comet, like I said there is nothing left...
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Connections

References America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bells of Christmas
Written and Performed by Loreena McKennitt
Courtesy of Quinlan Road and Warner Music Canada
Arranged by Michael Convertino, Conrad Pope, and John Neufeld
Produced by Michael Convertino
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funny..imaginative...good
24 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

i liked this movie ever since i was little..it was funny and it had a lot of fantasy and good acting by all the people that played in it...it had comedy, fantasy and it was just a good movie to watch for christmas, or any time of the year!


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