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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)

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£6,300,494 (UK) (19 January 1996)
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Trivia

Scheduling conflicts with another film forced Chevy Chase to turn down the role of Scott Calvin/Santa Claus. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Scott and Charlie pull into the Denny's parking lot a sign that says "The Beer Store" can be seen. "The Beer Store" is where people only in Ontario buy beer by the case. This film is supposed to take place in Illinois. See more »

Quotes

[flying away in the sleigh]
Scott Calvin: Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! When I get home, I'm getting a CAT scan!
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.11 (2011) 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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The "Tool Man" gets jolly
10 October 1999 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

With great, funny holiday flicks like "The Christmas Story" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation", "The Santa Clause" is next on line to add laughs as the common sounds of Christmas other than jingling bells! Tim Allen is great in his movie debut as Scott, a toy salesman that owned the roof where Santa Claus fell from to his death! So in pleading cries from his young son, Scott puts on the late jolly-old-elf's suit and instantly becomes Santa, which insues problems to him, his ex-wife and her new boyfriend (played with annoying sarcasm by Judge Reinhold) and Scott's son. That's where the real chaos starts! > "The Santa Clause" is a great flick to watch on Christmas Eve. True, it can get too sentimental at times (Scott and his wife are battling for custody of their son. Remember "Kramer Vs Kramer" and "Over the Top"?!). But that surely fades away thanks to Tim Allen's antics. It'll make you wonder if Santa really is that clumsy!!


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