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"Chuck" Chuck Versus Santa Claus (2008)

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Chuck: Season 2: Episode 11 -- The Buy More is held hostage. As it becomes apparent the incident is not a random act brought on by holiday madness, and Chuck and the Intersect are at risk, Sarah takes action.


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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
15 December 2008 (Season 2, Episode 11)
A car crashes into the Buy More, everyone inside, including Ellie and Devon are taken hostage. Chuck does his best to protect everyone. The real goals are not evident, and it will lead to some very hard choices. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Some nice easter eggs here to freshen up the usual holiday fare See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Zachary Levi ... Chuck Bartowski

Yvonne Strahovski ... Sarah Walker

Joshua Gomez ... Morgan Grimes

Ryan McPartlin ... Devon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb

Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Big Mike

Vik Sahay ... Lester Patel

Scott Krinsky ... Jeff Barnes

Julia Ling ... Anna Wu

Sarah Lancaster ... Ellie Bartowski

Adam Baldwin ... John Casey

Tony Hale ... Emmett Milbarge

Jed Rees ... Nathan Edward 'Ned' Rhyerson

Bonita Friedericy ... General Diane Beckman

Reginald VelJohnson ... Sgt. Al Powell

Michael Rooker ... Mauser

Tina Huang ... Maureen Mitsubishi

Matt Riedy ... Swat Captain
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jesse Heiman ... Fernando (uncredited)
Michael Kawczynski ... Skip (uncredited)
Julie McKinnon ... Buy More Customer (uncredited)

Lony'e Perrine ... Buy More Employee (uncredited)

Allan Yates ... Burbank Police Officer (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Robert Duncan McNeill 
Writing credits
Josh Schwartz (created by) and
Chris Fedak (created by)

Scott Rosenbaum (written by)

Zev Borow (story editor) &
Matthew Lau (story editor)

Produced by
Ali Adler .... co-executive producer (as Allison Adler)
Lisa Cochran-Neilan .... producer
Anne Cofell Saunders .... producer
Chris Fedak .... executive producer
Rick Hubert .... associate producer
Peter Johnson .... co-executive producer
Phil Klemmer .... supervising producer
Ben Kunde .... co-producer
Paul Marks .... producer
McG .... executive producer
Robert Duncan McNeill .... supervising producer
Matthew Miller .... co-executive producer (as Matt Miller)
Scott Rosenbaum .... executive producer
Josh Schwartz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tim Jones (music by)
Cinematography by
Buzz Feitshans IV (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jeff Granzow 
Casting by
Patrick Rush  (as Patrick J. Rush)
Production Design by
Cece Destefano  (as Cecele Destefano)
Set Decoration by
William DeBiasio 
Costume Design by
Robin Lewis West 
Makeup Department
Joni Powell .... department head makeup
Joy Zapata .... department head hair
Cindy Miguens .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Tijen Osman .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Nani Velez .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Lisa Cochran-Neilan .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian P. Della Penna .... first assistant director (as Chris Della Penna)
Susan M. Elmore .... second assistant director
Alexis Schmidtberger .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Art Department
Scott Bauer .... property master
Kinney Booker .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Christopher Harwood .... set dresser gangboss (uncredited)
Dean B. Katz .... buyer (uncredited)
Nikolai Loveikis .... assistant property master: additional (uncredited)
Lanie Mimikakis .... props (uncredited)
Danny Rowe .... on-set property master (uncredited)
Scott Sener .... assistant propmaster (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ed Carr .... re-recording mixer
Gregory M. Gerlich .... supervising sound editor
Todd Grace .... re-recording mixer
Tony Gray .... sound mixer
Eric Maxwell .... foley editor (uncredited)
Jason Oliver .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Troy Porter .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Peter Reynolds .... sound editor (uncredited)
Deron Street .... first assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Gerard Vernice .... sound (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Dan Curry .... visual effects supervisor
Adam Avery .... visual effects (uncredited)
James William Visconti III .... computer/video playback engineer (uncredited)
Marque Ohmes .... stunt double
David Castillo .... stunt double: lead (uncredited)
Alisa Hensley .... stunt double: Yvonne Strahovski (uncredited)
David Morizot .... fight coordinator (uncredited)
Jason Sanfilippo .... stunt double: Vik Sahay (uncredited)
Nathan Siebring .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Nathan Siebring .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Fay .... key grip (as Michael Fay)
Bob Field .... gaffer
Grant Yellen .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ben Betts .... key video engineer (uncredited)
Trey Clinesmith .... b-camera operator (uncredited)
Matthew A. Del Ruth .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Andrew Dumas .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Jesse MacDonald .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
Jeremy Cox .... animator: titles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Huse .... costume supervisor
Richard Boitano .... set costumer (uncredited)
Jessica Carpenter .... costumer (uncredited)
Robert Velasquez .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Chad Cole .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Scott Hatcher .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Alexandra Patsavas .... music supervisor
Scott Schirle .... music editor
Nicholas Skalba .... score co-producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
D. Scott Guthrie .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Ron Poniewaz Jr. .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Kevin Tokusato .... driver (uncredited)
Jon Wilborn .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Genie Babcock .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Karin Fong .... title designer (uncredited)
Giovanna Paola Giangregorio .... production assistant (uncredited)
Casey Green .... video/computer playback operator (uncredited)
Jeremy Guarisco .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Madison Harding .... post production intern (uncredited)
Kelli Parsons .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mindy Stevenson .... accounting auditor (uncredited)
Andrew Veeder .... assistant to line producer (uncredited)
Nick White .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dana Yee .... title designer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

44 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Another reference to Die Hard (1988): when Chuck closes down Buy More, Beethoven's Ode to Joy can be heard, similarly to the scene in _Die Hard (1988)_ in which the terrorists seal off Nakatomi tower.See more »
Continuity: When Sarah shoots the Fulcrum agent, it's clearly shown that she has a busted lip and bruises around her left eye. When she goes back into the Buy More to tell Chuck he's safe, which is not long after, she has not one scratch on her face.See more »
John Casey:[to Chuck] You know, I survived three wars without so much as losing a fingernail before I met you Bartowski!See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs Predator (1987)See more »
Jingle Bell RockSee more »


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Some nice easter eggs here to freshen up the usual holiday fare, 27 December 2015
Author: Mr-Fusion from United States

Strictly as an episode, "Chuck vs. Santa Claus" is a pretty great one. It's got twists, turns, Fulcrum agents, and a heady does of sappy TV holiday spirit. Everyone in Chuck's life is rounded up in one place in a hostage situation, bringing the peril ever closer (and personal) to the guy. And characteristic of the rest of the show, it's got geeky shoutouts, too; I love that the hostage-taker is named Ned Ryerson.

Which brings us to the gem in this crown: it's the "Die Hard" episode. And it doesn't take that lightly, either. It weaves the hostage scenario into the overall serialized plot, the humor therein is great, and they actually brought in Reginald VelJohnson to reprise his "Die Hard" role. That's right, he's actually Officer Al Powell! And they made him Big Mike's cousin! Great stuff 8/10

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