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Bad Santa -- A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Glenn Ficarra (written by) &
John Requa (written by)
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Release Date:
26 November 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's very naughty . . . and not very nice. [DVD] See more »
Plot:
A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The perfect Christmas antidote See more (467 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Terry Zwigoff 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Glenn Ficarra (written by) &
John Requa (written by)

Produced by
Sarah Aubrey .... producer
John Cameron .... producer
Ethan Coen .... executive producer
Joel Coen .... executive producer
David Crockett .... co-producer
Bob Weinstein .... producer
Harvey Weinstein .... co-executive producer
Brad Weston .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Kitay (music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Jamie Anderson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Hoffman (film editor)
 
Casting by
Felicia Fasano (casting by)
Mary Vernieu (casting by)
 
Production Design by
Sharon Seymour 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Borck 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Greenfield  (as Robert Greenfield Jr.)
 
Costume Design by
Wendy Chuck 
 
Makeup Department
Carrie Angland .... key makeup artist
Teressia Carter .... hair: Mr. Mac
Lynne K. Eagan .... makeup: Mr. Thornton (as Lynne Eagan)
Cammy R. Langer .... hair stylist (as Cammy Langer)
Francisco X. Pérez .... key makeup artist (as Frank Perez)
Cyndi Reece-Thorne .... makeup artist (as Cindi Reece Thorne)
Rita Troy .... key hair stylist
Joani Yarbrough .... hair: Mr. Thornton
 
Production Management
Nick Abdo .... post-production supervisor (recut version)
David Crockett .... unit production manager
Robert Leveen .... unit production manager
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo .... post production supervisor (as Cory McCrum-Abdo)
Haley Sweet .... production supervisor (as Haley B. Sweet)
Ninon Tantet .... post production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dave Halls .... second assistant director
James Alan Hensz .... first assistant director (as Jim Hensz)
Kenneth Roth .... second second assistant director (as Kenneth B. Roth)
Susan E. Walter .... second second assistant director (as Susan Walter)
 
Art Department
Daril Alder .... leadman
Oscar Alvarado .... propmaker
Diana Anctil .... painter (as Diana Jensen Anctil)
Peter Bankins .... property master
Robert Bankins .... property person
Bobby Bednar .... construction foreman
Brian Berkel .... propmaker foreman
Vince H. Berry .... propmaker (as Vince Berry)
Jesse Brown .... propmaker
David T. Cannon .... construction coordinator
Lynn Christopher .... set designer
Genevieve Duraive .... construction estimator (as Genevieve Duraire)
Rodger Enochson .... propmaker
Antonio Faretta .... paint foreman
Michael R. Gannon .... assistant property master (as Mike Gannon)
Sean Ginevan .... leadman
Mark Hudson .... paint supervisor
Jason Joyce .... painter
Cynthia La Jeunesse .... buyer (as Cindy LaJeunesse)
Jim Landis .... leadman
Ramón López .... propmaker (as Ramon G. Lopez)
Lyle Maves .... plasterer
Robin McCarthy .... art department coordinator
Joanie Montoya .... propmaker (as Jose Montoya)
Matthew Motante .... standby carpenter
Masael Paraja .... painter (as Misael Paraja)
Vic Petrotta Jr. .... property person (as Victor Petrotta Jr.)
William A. Petrotta .... property master (as Bill Petrotta)
Stuart Rankine .... assistant property master
Natalie Richards .... set designer (as Natalie Richardson)
George Rivera Jr. .... painter
Glenn H. Roberts .... on set dresser (as Glenn Roberts)
Phillip Ruvalcaba .... labor foreman
Phillip Ruvalcaba .... painter (as Philip Ruvalcaba Jr.)
Georgia Schwab .... art production assistant
Tim Snowber .... on set dresser
Kara Stanford .... art department coordinator
Pedro Vides .... propmaker
Ray Yamagata .... assistant art director
Peter Croyle .... construction coordinator: reshoots (uncredited)
Vincent D'Aquino .... greensman (uncredited)
James Fernandez .... set dresser: re-shoot (uncredited)
Rusty Gray .... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert Greenfield III .... set dresser (uncredited)
Caius Man .... propmaker (uncredited)
Randy Morgan .... lead scenic (uncredited)
Scott Owen .... set dresser (uncredited)
Natalie Richards .... illustrator (uncredited)
Ray Yamagata .... graphic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mike Anderson .... cableman
Michael J. Benavente .... supervising sound editor
Sarah Bourgeois .... assistant sound editor
Lawrence L. Commans .... boom operator
Matt Dubin .... mix recordist
Susan Dudeck .... dialogue editor
Mark Fay .... cableman (as Mark W. Fay)
Gary Gegan .... re-recording mixer
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Samuel H. Hinckley .... sound effects editor (as Sam Hinckley)
Matthew Iadarola .... re-recording mixer
Jason W. Jennings .... sound effects editor
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist (as Pamela Nedd Kahn)
Clarissa Keller .... mix facility coordinator
Larry Kemp .... supervising sound editor
Cliff Latimer .... foley editor
James Lebrecht .... sound effects editor (as James LeBrecht)
Tricia Linklater .... assistant sound editor
Kyrsten Mate .... sound effects editor (as Kyrsten Mate Comoglio)
Michael A. Morongell .... sound mix engineer (as Michael Morongell)
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Bob Newlan .... dialogue editor
John Nutt .... sound effects editor
Lee Orloff .... production sound mixer
Paul Rodriguez .... mix facility coordinator
Greg ten Bosch .... sound effects editor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Ron Vignone .... assistant adr editor
Mark Weingarten .... production sound mixer
Knox White .... boom operator
Sean Wright .... sound mix recordist
Mike Anderson .... utility sound (uncredited)
Mark Berger .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Gary C. Bourgeois .... supervising sound mixer (uncredited)
Frank Canonica .... supervising sound recordist: mix stage (uncredited)
Patrick Ghislain .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Chris Gridley .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Nathan Gunn .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Todd Harris .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Mark Hensley .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Greg Orloff .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Scott Blackwell .... special effects foreman
Chris Brenczewski .... special effects foreman
Jeremy Hays .... snow effects (uncredited)
Chris Jones .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Matthew Lillis .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Paul J. Lombardi .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Chad Dombrova .... visual effects (uncredited)
Steven Fagerquist .... visual effects (uncredited)
H Haden Hammond .... visual effects: Luma Pictures (uncredited)
Justin Johnson .... visual effects (uncredited)
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects (uncredited)
Glenn Morris .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ian Noe .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Phil Pham .... digital compositor: Luma Pictures (uncredited)
Jason Scherbert .... digital artist (uncredited)
Payam Shohadai .... visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures (uncredited)
Pedram Shohadai .... digital compositor: arcade scene, pinball machine (uncredited)
Thanapoom Siripopungul .... visual effects artist: Luma Pictures (uncredited)
Brian Smallwood .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Johnny Wilson .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Daniel E. Zobrist .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Michael Adams .... stunt performer (as Mike Adams)
Tonya Reneé Banks .... stunt performer (as Tonya Renee Banks)
Randy Beckman .... stunt performer
Brad Bovee .... stunt performer
Tony Brubaker .... stunt performer
Michael Caradonna .... stunt performer (as Mike Caradonna)
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunt performer
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... stunt coordinator (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Gary Davis .... stunt coordinator
Rick Edwards .... stunt performer
Jennifer Elizabeth .... stunt performer (as Jennifer Elizabeth Davis)
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunt coordinator
Allan Graf .... stunt performer
Craig Jensen .... stunt performer
Rick Kresse .... stunt performer
Michael D. Marshall .... stunt performer (as Michael Marshall)
Cliff McLaughlin .... stunt performer (as Cliff McGlaughlin)
Rick Miller .... stunt performer
Hugh Aodh O'Brien .... stunt performer (as Hugh Audh O'Brien)
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunt performer (as Jimmy Roberts)
Scott Rogers .... stunt performer
Kerry Rossall .... stunt performer
Katie Rowe .... stunt performer
Anthony G. Schmidt .... stunt performer (as Anthony Schmidt)
Ben Scott .... stunt performer
Peter Weireter .... stunt performer (as Peter D. Weirter)
Jim Wilkey .... stunt performer
Joe Bucaro III .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Michael Caradonna .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Clint Kale Jones .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicolas Amato .... electrician
Michael J. Bailey .... best boy electrician (as Michael Bailey)
Greg Banta .... rigging chief lighting technician
Tracy Bennett .... still photographer
Ken Berkhout .... rigging best boy electrician
Christopher Bernal .... electrician (as Chris Bernal)
David S. Bouza .... electrician (as David Bouza)
Russell Caldwell .... best boy electrician
Martha Cargill .... camera loader (as Martha Cagrill)
Billy Clevenger .... camera operator (as William G. Clevenger)
Harve Cook .... video assist
John W. DeBlau .... chief lighting technician
David Dunbar .... electrician
Mike Endler .... first assistant camera
Jimmy Ferguson .... second assistant camera
Robert Garcia .... grip
Keith Hartley .... rigging best boy electrician
Richard Hartley .... rigging chief lighting technician
Erik Hecomovich .... grip
Michael Hibbard .... electrician
Gary Jay .... camera operator
Jason Johnson .... rigging grip best boy (as Jason K. Johnson)
Dean M. King .... rigging grip best boy (as Dean King)
Gerald A. King .... key rigging grip (as Jerry King)
Kenny King .... grip
Kevin J. Lang .... electrician (as Kevin Lang)
Eric Lee .... still photographer
Glen Magers .... electrician
David Morton .... chief lighting technician
Dominic Napolitano .... first assistant camera
Jacqueline J. Nivens .... second assistant camera
Derek Page .... electrician
Glen Purdy .... best boy grip
Mike Schwake .... dolly grip
Tony Sepian .... grip
Jennifer Tanksley .... camera loader
Paul Threlkeld .... dolly grip
Chris Wagganer .... video assist
Bill Young .... key grip (as William C. Young)
Cory Clay .... first assistant camera: additional unit (uncredited)
Shawn Duchscherer .... electrician (uncredited)
John Fine .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Robert Ikeda .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Pavlu .... electrician (uncredited)
Rex Anson Rhorer .... rigging grip (uncredited)
David A. Seekins .... assistant camera: re-shoots (uncredited)
Jas Shelton .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Scott C. Williman .... rigging lamp operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Carol Grant .... extras casting: Background Players
Joseph Hicks .... extras casting: Background Players
Shalimar Reodica .... casting associate
Jay Scully .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erin Lenk .... costumer
Ann Miller .... costumer (as Annie Miller)
Nava R. Sadan .... costume supervisor (as Nava Sadan)
Susan Strubel .... costumer
Linda Thayer .... costumer
Nikoya Gonzalez .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Brian Addie .... apprentice editor
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Ray Bushey III .... apprentice editor (as Ray Bushey)
Tzarina V. Edillon .... first assistant editor (as Tzarina Edillon)
Michael Gay .... first assistant film editor (as Michael D. Gay)
Tiffany Gehring .... post production assistant
Trish Hadley .... post production coordinator
Thomas M. Harrigan .... first assistant film editor (as Thomas Harrigan)
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Nina Kawasaki .... first assistant editor: avid
Jessie S. Marion .... editorial production assistant (as Jessie Marion)
Lynel Moore .... first assistant editor: avid
Mike Pelino .... editorial production assistant
Alain J. Romi .... first assistant film editor (as Alain Romi)
Peter Teschner .... additional editing
Sam Vanny .... first assistant film editor
Kent Beyda .... additional editor (uncredited)
Matt Diezel .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Christian Miglio .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Shannon Erbe .... music editor
Jo Ann Kane .... music preparer (as Joan Kane)
David Kitay .... music conducted by
Rachel Levy .... music supervisor
David Marquette .... score recordist
Don Marquis .... music contractor
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator (as Don Nimetz)
Randy Spendlove .... executive in charge of music
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (as Danny Wallin)
Erica Weis .... additional music editing
Bruno Coon .... music editor (uncredited)
William Levine .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Dave Amberik .... driver
Ted Basso .... driver
Tony Borella .... driver
Nicole Diedrich .... transportation assistant
David Goodman .... driver
Donna Hall .... driver
Larry Hilmo .... driver
Steven Clay Hunter .... driver (as Steven C. Hunter)
Stephen A. Latina .... transportation captain
Brian Maguire .... driver (as Brian E. Maguire)
Brian McQuown .... driver
Paul Ripple .... transportation assistant
Sean Shepherd .... driver
Philip J. Stewart .... driver
Don Tardino .... transportation coordinator
Jon A. Tardino .... driver
Andrew Wooten .... driver
Daniel Davis .... driver: base camp generator (uncredited)
Bob Dorn .... production driver (uncredited)
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Jeremy Morgan .... driver (uncredited)
Jerry Smith .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
H. Leah Amir .... craft service (as Leah Amir)
Heather Anderson .... set production assistant
Jeffrey Arwine .... set medic (as Jeff Arwine)
Melissa Axelrod .... assistant: to Mr. Zwigoff
Tonya Reneé Banks .... standin: for Marcus (as Tonya Renee Banks)
Kent James Stewart Barber .... assistant location manager (as James Barber)
Steve Beimler .... location scout
Michael Berry .... construction medic
Lisa Blok-Linson .... location manager
Christine Bonnem .... location manager
Kym Bryant-Woods .... location assistant (as Kim Bryant-Woods)
Paul Codiga .... location assistant
Amanda Crockett .... product placement coordinator
Pamella D'Pella .... liaison: Del Amo Mall
Michael Dansk .... stand-in: for Willie
Brad Davis .... production accountant (as R. Bradley Davis)
Tad Driscoll .... production accountant
Stephen Dudycha .... set production assistant (as Steve Dudycha)
Lorin Flemming .... chef
Kristi Frankenheimer .... additional location manager
Nash Garrison .... office production assistant
Seamus Gibbons .... chef
Oren Goldenberg .... production intern
Linda 'Baby' Gordon .... assistant craft service
Rhona Gordon .... studio teacher
Christopher K. Grap .... assistant production coordinator
David Guilbeau .... craft service (as David 'Cajun' Guilbeau)
Chad Gunderson .... account representative: Laser Pacific
Jason Cooper Hall .... assistant: to Ms. Aubrey and Mr. Cameron
Leah Holmes .... post production accountant
David Hopper .... assistant: to Mr. Zwigoff
Valerie Johnson .... set production assistant
Sherry Kecskes .... payroll accountant
Kevin H. Law .... production coordinator (as Kevin Law)
Paul Lilavois .... assistant post production accountant
Sarah Lorenz .... production secretary
Ken Makowski .... assistant: to Mr. Weinstein
Carol McConnaughey .... unit publicist
Peter Quartaroli .... stand-in: for Willie
Tricia Ronten .... script supervisor
Joe Rystrom .... set medic
Janell M. Sammelman .... set production assistant
Kristin Scott .... assistant: to Mr. Thornton
Valerie Bleth Sharp .... production coordinator (as Valerie Beth Sharp)
Rhonda Sherman .... studio teacher
Mark Simone .... set production assistant
Zachary Sluser .... production intern (as Zac Sluser)
Matthew Stein .... assistant: to Mr. Weinstein
Tessa Lyn Stephenson .... office production assistant
Bernadette Tanchauco .... first assistant accountant (as Bernadette 'Berni' Tanchauco)
Michael Taylor .... script supervisor
Emily Thornberg .... production intern
Tyler Thornberg .... production secretary
Andrés Trejo .... account representative: Laser Pacific (as André Trejo)
Jason Uhrmacher .... office production assistant
Allen Wong .... first assistant accountant (as Alan Wong)
Lavinia Zetina .... payroll accountant
Bill Zimmerman .... account representative: Deluxe
Danielle C. Carroll .... production assistant (uncredited)
Phil DeSanti .... set production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
Daniel Patrick Ellis .... dancer (uncredited)
Aaron C. Fitzgerald .... set production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
Chris Gutierrez .... location scout (uncredited)
Rob Kalmbach .... production assistant (uncredited)
Timothy S. Kane .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matt Lombardo .... set production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
Don Marquis .... contractor (uncredited)
Deborah Ross .... title designer (uncredited)
Zack Smith .... office production assistant (uncredited)
John Trujillo .... craft service: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Melissa Axelrod .... special thanks
Linda A. Borgeson .... special thanks (as Linda Borgeson)
Gary C. Bourgeois .... special thanks (as Gary Bourgeois)
Tim Clawson .... special thanks
Daniel Clowes .... special thanks (as Dan Clowes)
Leonardo DiCaprio .... special thanks
Lois Evans .... special thanks
John Fitzpatrick .... special thanks
Eddie Gorodetsky .... special thanks
Andrew Gumpert .... special thanks
John Hadity .... special thanks
Lianne Halfon .... special thanks
Mel Hoffman .... special thanks
Tracy McGrath .... special thanks
George Meyer .... special thanks
The Miller-Fritch Family .... special thanks
Greg Orloff .... special thanks
John Paul Richard .... special thanks
John Ritter .... in loving memory of
Andrew Rona .... special thanks
Andrea Wertheim .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Badder Santa" - USA (longer version)
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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content and some violence (also director's cut)
Runtime:
91 min | 88 min (Director's cut) | 98 min (unrated version)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Australia:M (TV rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14+ (TV rating) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Germany:16 (extended version) | Germany:12 (original rating) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:14 (original rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Ireland:15PG | Ireland:18 (extended version) | Italy:VM14 | Japan:PG-12 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:11 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 (cut) | Spain:18 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Zurich) | UK:15 | USA:R (also director's cut) (certificate #40305) | USA:Unrated (unrated DVD version)

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Trivia:
The word "fuck" and its variations are used 159 times in the movie. The term "shit" appears 73 times amid a total of approx. 300 profanities.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Music orchestrator Don Nemitz is credited as Don Nimetz in the end creditsSee more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Willie:Hey, can I get another drink down here?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Papa Loves MamboSee more »

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128 out of 166 people found the following review useful.
The perfect Christmas antidote, 23 December 2004
Author: idiopath from United Kingdom

Hilarious from start to finish, this movie covers the story of an alcoholic safe cracker who works as a shopping mall Santa to steal money from the mall on Christmas eve. The concept of the movie is simple and the script is razor sharp with well drawn characters enhanced by faultless performances throughout. As with all good comedies, the material is inspired but it's the delivery that makes it unforgettable. Thornton proves that when it comes to Dead-pan comedy, there's no one better! His performance alone would be enough to make this film good but the fact that his high standards are maintained by the rest of the cast elevates it to a classic.

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