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Santa with Muscles (1996)

PG | | Comedy | 8 November 1996 (USA)
An evil millionaire believes he is Santa Claus after an accident renders him amnesiac.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Chu
William Newman ...
Robert Apisa ...
Dr. Blight
Ebner Frost
Kai Ephron ...
Dr. Vial


An evil millionaire believes he is Santa Claus after an accident renders him amnesiac.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and brief mild language




Release Date:

8 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agios Vasilis me... pontikia  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$120,932 (USA) (8 November 1996)


$198,717 (USA) (15 November 1996)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The original author's draft was changed so much that he sued to have his name removed. See more »


[first lines]
Elizabeth: Dear Santa, how are you? I'm not doing so well. There's this really, really bad man, Ebner Frost, who lives up on the hill... He's got these weird people working for him and I think they're gonna do something really bad this Christmas.
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The Hulkster must smoke rock
24 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am sure most of the posters here are not wrestling fans. Therefore, I will clue you in on a couple of things. Hulk Hogan is an ego maniacal jackass that demands creative control over anything he is involved in.

This movie might not have been a classic when it was first written, but I will be fair and say it had average potential(a rating of 5). The movie probably had a different title at first until......Hulkamania arrived.

Hulk Hogan has this remarkable ability to turn something good or average into unwatchable garbage. Original title may have been "When Santa got Rich" or "Santa CEO" or something slightly stupid. Hogan looks at the title and says "no way brother, my fans don't know nothing about no CEO(the first true words to come out of the mouth of the Hulkster in twenty years). So he called it "Santa with Muscles" because no project involving Hogan is allowed to go 5 seconds without referring to the "24 inch pythons" After adding scenes where blow up candy canes are used by Hogan with results comparable to the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Hogan finally has gotten his wish. He ruined what might have been an enjoyable movie experience for two year olds and those who are "mentally challenged" or retards as Hogan's faithful redneck fans may call them.

I am not surprised at how bad this film turned out. Wrestling fans with half a brain have hated Hogan for years. He exercises creative control when he is told that he is going to lose and this ends up boring anyone with a below average iq on up to tears. Hogan may have turned wrestling into a million dollar industry with a lot of help from the master marketing machine named Vince Mcmahon. Many good people sacrificed their wrestling careers by falling prey to Hogan's trademark "leg drop of doom" and now some poor director is probably living under a bridge in Los Angeles damning the day he got involved with Hulk Hogan. Hogan may have helped turn wrestling into mainstream entertainment, but he also singlehandedly destroyed the same industry(his tired act help put WCW into the ground) he helped build by never learning more than three moves. Punch, back scratch, high boot and leg drop. Oops that is four moves. Some things never change. In the ring the bad guy always loses to Hulk via leg drop. In the movies, Hogan expands his creative horizons by having the bad guy lose via Plastic candy Kane.

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