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Writer (WGA):
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1 December 1998 (USA) See more »
A ruthless toy tycoon (Harry Hamlin) out to crush all of his competitors travels to the North Pole to put an end to his biggest rival. | Add synopsis »
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Harry Hamlin ... Tyler Madison

Megan Gallagher ... Elyse Madison
Curtis Blanck ... Danny Madison

William Hootkins ... Santa

Gary Frank ... Smitty

Roy Dotrice ... Ambrose Booth

Stuart Pankin ... Snipes

Gary Coleman ... Ignatius
Jimmy Briscoe ... Fitzroy

Michael Munoz ... Whoops

George Sharperson ... Jake
John Pontrelli ... Chester
Jennifer MacWilliams ... Maureen
Lex Robbins ... Kyle
Tommy Woods ... Zac

Stanley Kamel ... Leland Jennings
Kelly Wilson ... Secretary
Larry Robbins ... Commentator

Maree Cheatham ... Ms. Fischer

Matt Gottlieb ... John McCarty (as Matt Gotleib)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kathryn Moore ... Hope (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Scott 
Writing credits
Mark Valenti (written by)

Produced by
Melissa Gleason .... producer (as Melissa Barrett)
Carroll Newman .... executive producer
Jenifer Newman .... associate producer
Lance H. Robbins .... executive producer
Nathan Rotmensz .... associate producer
Mark Valenti .... co-producer
Ken Walz .... executive producer
Robert J. Wilson .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Philip Giffin 
Cinematography by
John Fleckenstein (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Gilbert 
Andrew London  (as Andrew B. London)
Casting by
Julie Ashton  (as Julie Ashton-Barson)
Production Design by
Sean Mannion 
Set Decoration by
Julie Witherington  (as Julie Sexsmith)
Costume Design by
Denise Martinez 
Makeup Department
Melanie Hughes .... key makeup
Robin McWilliams .... key hairstylist
Production Management
Clive H. Mizumoto .... executive in charge of post production
Robert J. Wilson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John P. Aguirre .... second assistant director (as John Aguirre)
Mark Tobey .... first assistant director
Art Department
Todd Davis .... art department swing gang
Kevin Farrell .... storyboard artist
Chad Hagaman .... leadman (as Chad Hagman)
Nancy A. King .... art department swing gang
Jim Stubblefield .... property master
Stephen B. Davis .... swing gang (uncredited)
Kevin Farrell .... illustrator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Peter Geoco .... sound mixer
Jeremy Hoenack .... re-recording mixer
Kate Jesse .... boom operator
Robert R. Rutledge .... sound supervisor
Trip Brock .... supervising dialogue editor (uncredited)
George R. Groves Jr. .... adr mixer (uncredited)
George R. Groves Jr. .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
George R. Groves Jr. .... sound designer (uncredited)
Jeremy Hoenack .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Greg Vossberg .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jeff Denes .... special effects foreman
Fernando Desousa .... effects assistant
Trenton Driver .... effects assistant
David Greene .... pyrotechnician (as Dave Greene)
Richard Stutsman .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Dana C. Booton .... CGI executive in charge of production
Kent Butterworth .... CGI producer
Joe Clasen .... CGI artist
Stacey Eilertsen .... CGI coordinator
Edward Galvan .... CGI animator
Beth Gunn .... CGI director of production
Gregory C. Ireland .... CGI manager
Susan Ishida .... CGI artist
William D. Ward .... CGI artist
David Barrett .... stunt coordinator
Sean T. James .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted Caloroso .... first assistant camera
Kirsten Laube .... second assistant camera
Martin Leeper .... gaffer (as Marty Leeper)
Bill-Brady Majors .... key grip
Michael Meinardus .... camera operator (as Michael G. Meinardus)
Johnny Radzik .... best boy grip
Kelly Smith .... stills photographer
Martijn Veltman .... best boy electric (as Martin Veltman)
Casting Department
Romy Stutman .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Campbell .... set costumer
Faye Sevilla .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Melissa Cagney .... assistant editor
Todd Felker .... assistant editor
Chad Lurie .... post-production assistant
Location Management
Kenneth Hunter .... location manager (as Ken Hunter)
Music Department
Dori Amarilio .... composer: additional music
Stu Goldberg .... additional music arranger
Stu Goldberg .... orchestrator
Patrick Griffin .... additional music arranger
Patrick Griffin .... music editor
Ron Kenan .... music supervisor
David Ari Leon .... music supervisor
Deddy Tzur .... composer: additional music
Inon Zur .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Roger Still .... transportation coordinator
Steve Zerweck .... transportation captain
Other crew
Diane Durant .... script supervisor
Rodd Feingold .... vice president of production
James Gordon .... assistant production coordinator
Stacy Hartley .... production coordinator (as Stacey Hartley)
Angela Hayden .... office production assistant
Bruce Klassen .... set production assistant
Dan Leatham .... set production assistant
Julie McKinnon .... set production assistant (as Julie Mckinnon)
Sadaf Cohen Muncy .... assistant: Mr. Robbins (as Sadaf Cohen)
Geno Nettle Jr. .... office production assistant
Anthony Reyes .... production accountant
Matt Springer .... set production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Christmas Takeover" - Belgium (English title)
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Brazil:105 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Christmas isn't for everyone, 15 December 2001
Author: helpless_dancer from Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Hard hearted businessman has neither the time nor the inclination to celebrate Christmas and this attitude hurts his son's feeling and antagonizes the wife. After thinking up a foolproof way to take over the entire toy market worldwide this corporate raider heads for the North Pole to grab the ultimate toy factory. While there he discovers that Santa, an old "acquaintance", is having takeover problems of his own. This causes the man to make a choice between holding on to his hates and hurts or to become reacquainted with his family and learn to appreciate the holiday season. Good one.

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