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  (in credits order)

Hulk Hogan ... Blake

Don Stark ... Lenny

Robin Curtis ... Leslie

Garrett Morris ... Clayton

Aria Noelle Curzon ... Elizabeth

Adam Wylie ... Taylor

Mila Kunis ... Sarah

Jennifer Paz ... Helen Chu

Clint Howard ... Hinkley
William Newman ... Chas
Robert Apisa ... Franco

Pierre Dulat ... Pierre

Steve Valentine ... Dr. Blight

Ed Begley Jr. ... Ebner Frost
Kai Ephron ... Dr. Vial

Diane Robin ... Dr. Watt

Kevin West ... Dr. Flint
Eddy Donno ... Mr. Rapini
Andre Kinney ... Steven (as Andre Jamal Kinney)
Bentley Shuster ... Girl

Troy Robinson ... Baldie
Pete Apisa ... Nose Ring

Brenda Song ... Susan
Malone Brinton ... Brat Kid
Bridget Michele ... Mall Manager (as Bridget Michelle)
Ed Leslie ... Sumo Lab Assistant
Blake Shuster ... Boy in Corridor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neill Calabro ... Father of Boy in the corridor
Emmy Cicierega ... Old Lady
Melody Clark-Curzon ... The Talking ATM

Brian J. Williams ... Cop With Bazooka
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Directed by
John Murlowski 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jonathan Bond 
Fred Mata 
Dorrie Krum Raymond 

Produced by
Jordan Belfort .... executive producer
Michael C. Cuddy .... co-producer
Paula F. Major .... line producer
Danny Porush .... executive producer
James R. Rosenthal .... co-producer
Brian Shuster .... producer
Harry Shuster .... executive producer
David Silberg .... co-producer
Original Music by
James Covell 
Cinematography by
Michael Gfelner 
Film Editing by
William Marrinson 
Stephen R. Myers 
Casting by
Tom McSweeney 
Production Design by
Chuck Conner 
Art Direction by
Chase Harlan 
Costume Design by
Cathryn Wagner 
Makeup Department
Pam Phillips .... makeup department head
Mary Ann Valdes .... personal hair stylist: Hulk Hogan
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Allen Cluck .... first assistant director: second unit
David Rimer .... assistant director
Art Department
Dort Clark .... property master
Shawn Kail .... on-set dresser
Sound Department
Keith Burhans .... dialogue editor
Ryan Ferro .... boom operator
Bob Fisher .... boom operator
Patrick M. Griffith .... sound
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
John Kohlbrenner .... sound effects editor
Coleman Metts .... production sound mixer
Buck Robinson .... production sound mixer: additional photography
Douglas Salkin .... post-production audio coordinator
Debby VanPoucke .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Steve Newquist .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Sherry Hitch .... digital compositor
Ted Rae .... visual effects director of photography
Eric Scott .... visual effects director of photography
Mike Donahue .... system engineer: Foundation Imaging (uncredited)
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunts
Chris Colombo .... stunts
Anita Hart .... stunts
J.J. Perry .... stunts
Bill Reid .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunt rigger
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer
Chuck Zito .... stunt coordinator
Don Charles McGovern .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Elizabeth Algieri .... camera assistant
Dan Auerbach .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ali Farboud .... gaffer
Ronnie Gotch .... stage rigging gaffer
Darryl Rue .... electrician
Mick Spitalnick .... grip
Rick Taylor .... first assistant camera
Sam Urdank .... still photographer
Giovanni Zelko .... gaffer: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marissa Borsetto .... costumer
Music Department
Melody Clark-Curzon .... composer: song "Angel Baby"
Transportation Department
Derew Frutos .... transportation captain
Vincent Imperiali .... transportation co-captain
Larry Levine .... unit driver
Todd Lovejoy .... unit driver
Hugo Ocana .... unit driver
Ronald Rider .... picture car coordinator
Manuel Ruiz .... transportation coordinator
Merle Thomason .... driver
Mike Toston .... driver: honeywagon
Barry J. White .... driver
Other crew
Maura Gannett .... studio teacher
Lori Grabowski .... script supervisor
Shelly Bovert Hyde-White .... production coordinator
Dee Dee Irwin .... production coordinator
Karen Sanquist .... key production accountant
Mike Tristano .... weapons handler

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Rated PG for action violence and brief mild language
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
USA:PG (certificate #34715)
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The original author's draft was changed so much that he sued to have his writing credit 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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25 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
What a revolting development, 13 November 2000
Author: Kevin Smith ( from Dallas, TX

Okay, first things first. Upon renting or viewing any Hulk Hogan movie, one should never set their sights very high. You have the constants of bad acting, senseless and cartoonish violence, and groan-worthy puns. You can also pretty much expect a super-contrived happy ending. However, even taking these aspects for granted, Santa with Muscles still will leave you stunned. It isn't quite the worst movie I've ever seen (Manos, Hootch County, and Ninja Wars beat it there) but it's definitely down there.

The Hulkster stars as Blake Thorne, a big dumb prig with more money than he knows what to do with, so he spends his days playfully tormenting his house-servants. (The 'Stop and smell the roses!' line is a hoot!) Through a ludicrous turn of events, Blake gets amnesia and is convinced by a jerk named Lenny that he is the real Santa Claus. Hijinks, fistfights and eye-rolling sappiness ensue. Watch for two-count 'em-TWO instances of giant candy canes being used as weapons, a horrible song by Hulk and the little whiny girl, the equally stupid 'Blake's rules' and 'Santa's rules', and what is perhaps the most ridiculous McGuffin I've ever seen-but I'll leave that for you to discover.

I can only recommend Santa with Muscles if you happen to have great patience and a high threshold of pain. I wondered about half-way through, "Has this been over 2 hours yet?"...but despite what you may feel it is only a bit over 1 1/2. Not a very merry way to spend your Christmas.

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