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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.

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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 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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Taglines:

The legend comes to life. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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

Runtime:

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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Trivia

All the toys made and bought for the Santa's workshop scenes were donated to children's charities for Christmas after shooting was complete. See more »

Goofs

When Cornelia is arguing with one of the students in ballet class, a girl standing behind Cornelia is mouthing the lines of the girl facing Cornelia. See more »

Quotes

B.Z.: FOR FREE?
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Connections

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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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Charming
20 December 2000 | by KT-46See all my reviews

I am not normally inclined to write reviews for films, but I feel I must. I saw this film in the theatres when I was six years old. I recently rented it to see if it held up, and it most assuredly did. A tale of caring and giving, and how Christmas is not about the media, but instead about the spirit. How anyone could possibly be "repulsed" by this is beyond me. Is this film the greatest Christmas movie in the world? No, it isn't. But it certainly has soul.


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