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Director:
Writer:
Mark Saltzman (written by)
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Release Date:
8 December 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 7 nominations See more »
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SPECTACULAR See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Terry Hughes 
 
Writing credits
Mark Saltzman (written by)

Produced by
Mark A. Burley .... supervising producer
Eric Ellenbogen .... co-producer
J. Boyce Harman Jr. .... producer
Priscilla Morgan .... associate producer
David Shaw .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Herman 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen M. Katz (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stan Cole 
 
Casting by
Allison Cowitt 
Mike Fenton 
 
Production Design by
Hub Braden 
 
Art Direction by
Mary Dodson 
 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Totleben 
 
Costume Design by
Bob Mackie 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Beauchesne .... key makeup artist
Renate Leuschner .... wigs: Ms. Lansbury's
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist (as Lola 'Skip' McNalley)
Gloria Montemayor .... key hair stylist
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist
Dorothy Andre .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bridget Bergman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jeff Cox .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Iris V. Gillispie .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Timothy A. Miguel .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Cass Coty .... production supervisor
Dee D'Orazio .... post-production supervisor
J. Boyce Harman Jr. .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Algric Leo Chaplin .... second second assistant director (as Algric Chaplin)
Kevin Corcoran .... first assistant director
Martha L. Mericka .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Roger Apperson .... construction coordinator
Ellen Freund .... property master
Craig Gadsby .... leadman
Tony Guastella .... leadman
Leslie Lawson .... paint foreperson
Tedi Tate .... assistant property master
Doug Vlaming .... construction foreman
Tom Jung .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Steve Purdy .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Rich Romig .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wayne Ardman .... re-recording mixer
Brian Bidder .... sound mixer
Robert L. Harman .... re-recording mixer (as Bob Harman)
Michael A. Patillo .... sound playback (as Michael Patillo)
J.R. Westen .... re-recording mixer
Glenn Young .... boom operator
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (uncredited)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Dennis Sager .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
James Reedy .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Stephanie Powell .... visual effects supervisor
Lon Tinney .... visual effects producer
Matt Haslam .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Chere Rae .... stunt double: Ms. Lansbury's
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marshall Adams .... gaffer
Steve Barnes .... camera operator (as Steven Barnes)
Matthew Devitt .... best boy grip
Bill Finger .... first assistant cameraman (as William Finger)
Michael Goldman .... best boy grip
Dennis Grow .... rigging gaffer
Bill Layton .... camera operator
Richard A. Ludt .... grip
Randall Marcus .... still photographer
Robin Melhuish .... first assistant cameraman
Andrew Smith .... best boy electric
Michael Starkey .... rigging grip
R. Michael Stringer .... grip (uncredited)
Keith Talley .... key grip (as Keith A. Talley)
Michael Bratkowski .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Ray Brown .... grip (uncredited)
Steve Cooke .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Starkey .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Maliz van Ooyen .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Rachel Davies .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Fleming .... costumer: Ms. Lansbury's
James Gadd .... wardrobe supervisor
Lisa Tomczeszyn .... assistant costume designer
Eilish Zebrasky .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Viv Kim .... negative cutting
Mary Pritchard .... assistant editor
Yelena Lanskaya .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Larry Blank .... music supervisor
Larry Blank .... orchestrator
Alice Borden .... audition vocalist
Dennis Dreith .... additional orchestrator
Patti Fidelibus .... music copyist (as Pat Fidelibus)
Sooky Fidelibus .... music copyist
Mark Green .... music editor
Jerry Herman .... lyricist
Jerry Herman .... musical supervisor
Steve Lively .... vocal contractor
Don Pippin .... conductor
Don Pippin .... music producer
John Richards .... music mixer
John Richards .... music recordist
Jeff Shannon .... assistant scoring engineer
Joe Soldo .... orchestra contractor
Joe Soldo .... orchestra manager
Rick Winquest .... scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Bobby Jo Cawley .... transportation coordinator
James D. D'Amico .... transportation coordinator (as James D'Amico)
Bruce Callahan .... driver (uncredited)
Mel Langford .... production driver (uncredited)
Lowell D. Smith .... driver: cast trailer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stefan Dessalines .... key production assistant
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (as Betty Abbott-Griffin)
David Krane .... dance arranger
Asaf Landau .... key production assistant
Jack Lilley .... boss wrangler
Rob Marshall .... choreography
Billy Martin .... key production assistant
Barney McNulty .... cue cards
Sarah Miles .... assistant choreographer
Dorothy Morey .... assistant: David Shaw
Gayle Phelps .... trainer
Juanita Presley .... production associate
Lynnet Price .... production coordinator (as Lynnet Marie Price)
Rod Ripley .... key production assistant
Todd Schroeder .... voice coach: Ms. Lansbury's
Chip Touhey .... key production assistant (as John 'Chip' Touhey)
Pamela Varney .... assistant: Mr. Burley
Katherine Wallace .... executive assistant: Ms. Lansbury
Elise Ganz .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Matthew Howard .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Mike Montesano .... on-set medic (uncredited)
Robert Penrose .... on-set medic (uncredited)
Michael Picarella .... production assistant (uncredited)
John Plant .... craft service (uncredited)
Maurice Schwartzman .... lead dancer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (as Dolby SurroundTM)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Portugal:M/6 | UK:U (video rating) (2010) | USA:G

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Trivia:
The Debbie Reynolds' Dance Studio, located on Lankershim Boulevard, adjacent Universal Studios, was the rehearsal studio used by choreographer Rob Marshall, and (sister) Sarah Miles. The art department brought into the rehearsal space, and rotated all the necessary prop tables, stools, front bars, benches, which were used in the production dance numbers. The director Terry Hughes, the director of photography Stephen M. Katz, and Jerry Herman, attended every day of the six week preliminary production dance rehearsals and staging routines developed for the musical.See more »
Quotes:
Marcello Damaroco:The police's man ball is tonight, and I was wondering if... you were going to be there.
Sadie Lowenstein:I'm more fonder of marching than I am of parties.
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
SPECTACULAR, 17 July 2004
Author: mntwister from Minnesota

This is a quality musical movie, with another ten star score from the great Jerry Herman, my favorite composer. Most others have said many of the things I wanted to say here, so I'll just say don't miss it. Someone questioned why politics were added. In Lansbury's biography, she states that she turned down the role at first because it was too "fluffy" and when they added the human rights thing she was more interested.

Composer Jerry Herman was very ill with HIV at the time this was being filmed. She also did this as a favor to him. He really wanted her to do the TV movie of MAME, saying that she was still able to pull it off, but she felt she was too old for the role, and so to do something for her friend, she did this musical, and I am glad she did this (although MAME would have been awesome, and finally a good movie).

The score, orchestrations are 10 out of 10, the only problem I had was with a few of the special effects, I felt they could have been a notch better.

Lansbury and Durning are excellent. This is a great 2 hour experience of the kind of movie that is so rare, and it works because of all of the broadway talent involved, that's who should be making musicals. Director Rob Marshall (Chicago) did the choreography and that's superb.

Great movie, great cast, great music! The DVD also has a great but short "making of." on it, the DVD is definitely in my collection! I wish some of Herman's other shows were good movies, Hello Dolly being the only good one, my opinion of course. There's The Grand Tour, Dear World, La Cage Aux Folles, Milk and Honey and Mack and Mabel, great musicals without being filmed.

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