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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Leo Benvenuti (written by) &
Steve Rudnick (written by)
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Release Date:
11 November 1994 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
This Christmas, the snow hits the fan. See more »
Plot:
When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A very pleasant and amiable family Christmas film See more (98 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tim Allen ... Scott Calvin / Santa Claus

Judge Reinhold ... Dr. Neil Miller

Wendy Crewson ... Laura Calvin Miller

Eric Lloyd ... Charlie Calvin

David Krumholtz ... Bernard the Elf

Larry Brandenburg ... Det. Nunzio

Mary Gross ... Miss Daniels
Paige Tamada ... Judy the Elf

Peter Boyle ... Mr. Whittle

Judith Scott ... Susan Perry

Jayne Eastwood ... Judy the Waitress
Melissa King ... Sarah the Little Girl
Bradley Wentworth ... Elf at North Pole
Azura Bates ... Elf in Hangar
Joshua Satok ... Larry the Elf
Zachary McLemore ... Bobby, Kid #1 (as Zach McLemore)
Joyce Guy ... Principal Compton
Lindsay Lupien ... Classroom Kid #2
Alexandra Petrocci ... Classroom Kid #3
Jesse Collins ... Ad Executive

David-Paul Grove ... Waiter (as David Paul Grove)

Steve Vinovich ... Dr. Pete Novos
Aimee McIntyre ... Ruth

Tabitha Lupien ... Future Ballet Girl
Lachlan Murdoch ... Kid at Soccer Field
Dennis O'Connor ... Mailman

David Sparrow ... Bobby's Dad
Ron Hartmann ... Judge G. Whelan

Nic Knight ... Quintin, R&D Elf
Scott Wickware ... Officer Malone
Gene Mack ... Officer Newman
Brett Moon ... Elf #1
Ryan Moon ... Elf #2
Jack Newman ... Santa in Street

Michael Caruana ... Arresting Officer
Micha Jackson ... Street Child #2
Cody Jones ... Street Child #1
Kenny Vadas ... E.L.F.S. Leader

Brian Reilly ... Tinsel Man

Gordon Masten ... Desk Sergeant
Philip Williams ... Sharpshooter
Chris Benson ... Fireman O'Hara
Laura Catalano ... Veronica

Peter Kosaka ... Japanese Businessman
Ivanka Kotalto ... E.L.F.S. #2
Todd Davis ... E.L.F.S. #3
Marc Pichette ... E.L.F.S. #4

John Pasquin ... Santa #6

Tony Krolo ... Coffee Cop
Alec Bachlow ... Neighbor

Jimmy Labriola ... Truck Driver
Steve Kosaka ... Japanese Businessman
Lawrence Nakamura ... Japanese Businessman
Hun Sun Tran ... Japanese Businessman
Steve Tsukamoto ... Japanese Businessman

Frank Welker ... Reindeers (voice)
Kerrigan Mahan ... Reindeers (voice)
Bob Dermer ... Punch (voice)
Nina Keogh ... Judy (voice)

Directed by
John Pasquin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Leo Benvenuti (written by) &
Steve Rudnick (written by)

Produced by
Richard Baker .... executive producer
Caroline Baron .... co-producer
Jennifer Graham Billings .... associate producer (as Jennifer Billings)
Rick Messina .... executive producer
James Miller .... executive producer
Robert F. Newmyer .... producer (as Robert Newmyer)
Susan E. Novick .... associate producer
Brian Reilly .... producer
Jeffrey Silver .... producer
William W. Wilson III .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Convertino 
 
Cinematography by
Walt Lloyd 
 
Film Editing by
Larry Bock 
 
Casting by
Renee Rousselot  (as Renée Rousselot)
 
Production Design by
Carol Spier 
 
Art Direction by
James McAteer 
 
Set Decoration by
Elinor Rose Galbraith 
 
Costume Design by
Carol Ramsey 
 
Makeup Department
Alec Gillis .... special makeup and animatronic effects
Hazel Gordon .... assistant hair stylist
Inge Klaudi .... makeup artist
Barry R. Koper .... key makeup artist
Carol Marinoff .... assistant hair stylist
Janice Miller .... key hair stylist
Charles Porlier .... assistant key makeup
Sean Sansom .... special makeup effects artist
Elaine Short .... wig hair stylist
Tom Woodruff Jr. .... special makeup effects
John Dods .... headcast maker: David Krumholtz (uncredited)
Thomas Floutz .... sculptor (uncredited)
Monique Venier .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Caroline Baron .... unit production manager
Chris Danton .... unit production manager
Pamela Reis .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Edmisten .... second assistant director
William M. Elvin .... first assistant director (as Bill Elvin)
Michael Johnson .... second assistant director
Marcel Saumure .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
John Bannister .... key scenic artist
Roger Baron .... assistant props
Tory Bellingham .... property master
Carlos Caneca .... set dresser
Jim Craig .... storyboard artist
Tom Cranham .... storyboard artist (as Thomas R. Cranham)
Joe Curtin .... construction coordinator
David Evans .... on-set dresser
Ian Fraser .... head carpenter
Paul Harding .... assistant props
Michael Hyde .... stand-by carpenter
Karen O.L. Morgan .... illustrator
Melissa Morgan .... scenic artist
Peter P. Nicolakakos .... assistant set decorator
Jeff Poulis .... assistant property master
David Russell .... illustrator
Michael Sherwin .... assistant props
Robert H. Steiner .... construction estimator
Karen M. Clark .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Morgan Weistling .... poster artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Terry Burke .... foley artist
Peter S. Carlstedt .... dialogue editor
Yann Delpuech .... sound effects editor
Galen Goodpaster .... first assistant sound editor
James A. Gore .... foley assistant
John Hays .... boom operator: blue screen unit
Larry Hoki .... sound recordist
David J. Hudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Darren King .... sound editor
Gregory King .... supervising sound effects editor
David Lee .... sound mixer
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Rob Nokes .... assistant sound editor
Tim O'Connell .... foley recordist
Jeffrey Perkins .... supervising re-recording mixer
Hari Ryatt .... supervising sound editor
John Sievert .... foley artist
Charles Ewing Smith .... dialogue editor
Virginia Storey .... foley assistant
Bruce Stubblefield .... supervising sound editor
Steve Switzer .... boom operator
Donald Sylvester .... adr editor
Tony Van den Akker .... foley recordist
Keith Bilderbeck .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Brent Armstrong .... reindeer art department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Linda Benavente-Notaro .... santa fat suit: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (as Linda Benevente-Notaro)
Joanne Bloomfield .... puppeteer: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Joanne Bloomfield .... reindeer art department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Jason Board .... special effects
Danny Cadow .... special effects technician
Yancy Calzada .... animatronics and puppeteer
Yancy Calzada .... puppeteer: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Yancy Calzada .... reindeer mechanical department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Cornellius Carroll .... special effects technician
Melissa Chang .... reindeer mechanical department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Mike Elizalde .... lead puppeteer: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Mike Elizalde .... reindeer mechanical department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
George Engel .... prosthetic makeup department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Yuri Everson .... special makeup and animatronic effects coordinator: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Jeffrey S. Farley .... reindeer art department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Steve Frakes .... prosthetic makeup department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Deborah Galvez .... reindeer puppet crew: The Character Shop, inc.
Bob Hall .... special effects coordinator
Robert Harman .... special effects supervisor
Hiroshi 'Kan' Ikeuchi .... reindeer mechanical department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Kaz Kobielski .... special effects
Carol Koch .... cosmetic finish
Karen Lafler .... reindeer art department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Arthur Langevin .... special effects key
Rick Lazzarini .... miniature animatronic reindeer puppets
Rick Lazzarini .... reindeer puppets creator: The Character Shop, inc.
Frank Charles Lutkus III .... puppeteer: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Cathy MacDonald .... reindeer art department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Leonard MacDonald .... reindeer art department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Tony Matijevich .... prosthetic makeup department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Michelle Millay .... reindeer puppet crew: The Character Shop, inc.
Tim Mogg .... special effects makeup artist
Bryan Moore .... prosthetic makeup department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Wendy Polutanovich .... reindeer art department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Andy Schoneberg .... special makeup and animatronic effects coordinator: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Heidi Snyder .... reindeer art department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Jonathan Spence .... puppeteer: The Character Shop, inc.
Mark Viniello .... prosthetic makeup department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Bill Zahn .... reindeer puppet crew: The Character Shop, inc.
Jeffrey S. Farley .... sculptor: "Comet" (uncredited)
David Loveday .... special effects (uncredited)
Josselin Mahot .... creature effects crew (uncredited)
Carolyn Oros .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Troy Rundle .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Andy Schoneberg .... special effects makeup coordinator (uncredited)
Dean Stewart .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Denise Davis .... visual effects coordinator: BVVE
Allen Gonzales .... digital artist
Dorne Huebler .... digital supervisor
Paul Lasaine .... matte painting supervisor
Gregory D. Liegey .... visual effects composite artist
Winston Quitasol .... digital compositor
Wally Schaab .... digital artist
John E. Sullivan .... visual effects supervisor
Elissa Bello .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Les Bernstien .... visual effects cameraman (uncredited)
Blaine Converse .... visual effects (uncredited)
Michael Curtis .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Scott Dougherty .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite (uncredited)
Lee Lanier .... digital artist (uncredited)
Christopher Nibley .... visual effects director of photography (uncredited)
Juliette Yager .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Randy Butcher .... stunts
Shane Cardwell .... stunt coordinator
Danny Lima .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunt double
Steve Lucescu .... stunt rigger
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt rigger
John Stoneham Jr. .... utility stunts
Walter Masko .... precision driver (uncredited)
Branko Racki .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scotty Allan .... gaffer
Russel Bowie .... second assistant camera
Alexander Cooper .... camera trainee
Attila Dory .... still photographer
Roy Elliston .... best boy
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
Don Rose .... grip
Douglas Ryan .... camera operator
Ian D. Scott .... best boy
Kerry Smart .... first assistant camera
Randy Tambling .... key grip
Robert Vigus .... grip
Kenneth J. Withers .... camera operator
Shayne Hare .... electrician (uncredited)
Brian Harper .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting: Canada
Leigh French .... adr voice casting
Meredith Kaplan .... casting assistant
Juli-Ann Kay .... casting assistant: Canada
Jann Stefoff .... casting: Canada
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carl Docherty .... tailor
Michele Harney .... assistant costume designer
Erla Lank .... wardrobe supervisor
Loreen Lightfoot .... seamstress
Nadia Ongaro .... seamstress
Mary Sheldon .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
David Axelrad .... apprentice editor
Lori Ball .... first assistant editor
Doug Hinton .... post-production assistant
Robert Lattanzio .... apprentice editor
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Kim Roseborough .... second assistant editor
Liza Sullivan .... apprentice editor
Theo Waddell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michael Convertino .... music score producer
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra manager
Artie Kane .... conductor
Jo Ann Kane .... music preparation
Steve Mccroskey .... music editor: temp music
Bobby Muzingo .... orchestrator
John Neufeld .... orchestrator
Conrad Pope .... orchestrator
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor (as Ken Wannberg)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Bonnie Greenberg .... music consultant (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Wilfred Bell .... transportation coordinator
Bill Jackson .... transportation captain
Dave Staples .... picture vehicles (uncredited)
Robert Whelan Jr. .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Beth Boigon .... location manager
Prudence Emery .... unit publicist
Christy Garland .... elf wrangler
Kristine M. Gilbert .... production coordinator
Richard Hughes .... assistant location manager
Lucas Moore .... studio teacher
David K. Mulvale .... location assistant
Jeremy Podeswa .... unit publicist
David Ross .... safety representative
Warner Strauss .... location assistant
Mimi Wolch .... script supervisor
Tom Woodruff Jr. .... animatronic effects
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer (uncredited)
Mike Elizalde .... lead puppeteer (uncredited)
Grady Hutt .... photo double: Charlie (uncredited)
Colette D. Johnson .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
John Kenyon .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Randy Kumano .... administrative assistant (uncredited)
Karen Nadon .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
John Pattison .... puppeteer (uncredited)
David Porter .... craft service (uncredited)
Keitha M. Redmond .... production secretary (uncredited)
Deborah Ross .... title designer (uncredited)
Erika Schleich .... production assistant: blue screen unit (uncredited)
Dave Tommasini .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated PG for a few crude moments
Runtime:
97 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was the only Santa Clause movie that didn't feature a villain.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: On the table at Denny's is a little plastic holder with a card advertising egg nog. In all the shots of the table the plastic holder is facing toward Scott. But in the very last overhead shot, it is facing towards the empty seat to Scott's left.See more »
Quotes:
Neil:What about Santa's reindeer? Have you even seen a reindeer fly?
Charlie:Yes.
Neil:Well, I haven't.
Charlie:Have you ever seen a million dollars?
Neil:No.
Charlie:Just because you can't see something, doesn't mean is doesn't exist.
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Soundtrack:
Gimme All Your LovinSee more »

FAQ

What is the name of the story that Scott reads to Charlie before he goes to bed?
How does Scott become Santa?
Why are there elves in people places?
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A very pleasant and amiable family Christmas film, 31 December 2009
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I really liked this film, it is very funny and pleasant. Tim Allen gives a truly amusing performance as Scott Calvin, who replaces Santa after he falls off the roof. The plot is original, the script is fun, and the pace is surprisingly even. Don't expect a classic like Scrooge(1951), the first 2 Home Alone movies or It's a Wonderful Life, just expect a pleasant family Christmas film, that way the whole family is in for a good time. The film is directed with careful precision, and the characters are likable, though I did find the parents a tad too clichéd and the film a tad too overly sentimental in places. If I had a favourite character, I think it was Judy, there was something about her truly infectious smile that made me warm to her. All in all, well above average and highly recommended. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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