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Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

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The legend of Santa Claus is put in jeopardy when an unscrupulous toy manufacturer attempts to take over Christmas.

Director:

Jeannot Szwarc

Writers:

David Newman (story), Leslie Newman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Moore ... Patch
John Lithgow ... B.Z.
David Huddleston ... Santa Claus
Burgess Meredith ... Ancient Elf
Judy Cornwell ... Anya Claus
Jeffrey Kramer ... Towzer
Christian Fitzpatrick Christian Fitzpatrick ... Joe
Carrie Kei Heim ... Cornelia
John Barrard ... Dooley
Anthony O'Donnell ... Puffy
Melvyn Hayes ... Goober
Don Estelle ... Groot
Tim Stern Tim Stern ... Boog
Peter O'Farrell ... Honka
Christopher Ryan ... Vout
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Storyline

This is the story of a master toymaker who discovers a magical kingdom of elves in the North Pole and becomes Santa Claus. But when Santa's eager-to-please elf Patch leaves the North Pole for the big streets of New York City, he becomes mixed up with a dastardly toy tycoon's plans to take over Christmas. And so begins Santa's adventure - to rescue his faithful elf and to save Christmas for all the children of the world! Written by Lionsgate

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From the team who brought the three Superman blockbusters to the screen comes a story to stir the imagination - and warm the heart. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Carpenter was the first choice to direct. He was turned down by the producers as he wanted final cut and a chance to do the score as well. His choice for Santa was Brian Dennehy. See more »

Goofs

When Cornelia leaves the plate of food outside for Joe the can of Coke is positioned so the word "Coke" is showing. When Joe picks up the plate moments later the can has turned to show the words "Coca-Cola" in cursive on the other side of the can. See more »

Quotes

Santa Claus: How can I do so much in just one night?
Ancient Elf: Oh, yes, well know this: time travels with you. The night of the world is a passage of endless night for you, until your mission is done.
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Connections

References Masterpiece Classic (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Shouldn't Do That
Performed by Kajagoogoo (as Kaja)
Produced by Ken Scott
Lyrics by Nick Beggs
Music by Nick Beggs, Stuart Neale (as Stuart Croxford Neal), and Steve Askew
Published by Infinite Music/Intersong
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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A Nice Holiday Memory!
17 December 2000 | by Minxxxie-2See all my reviews

This has been a holiday memory of mine since I was a little girl. Even now, at 23 years old, I simply love this movie. I'm shocked when I hear of someone that doesn't enjoy this unique and sweet story. I learned about friendship, the holidays, giving, sharing and not being afraid to go for your dreams. If those aren't the kind of lessons we want our youngsters to learn, I don't know what are...


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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Santa Claus: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Norway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,647,160, 1 December 1985

Gross USA:

$23,717,291

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,717,291
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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