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
The role of the Ancient Elf was written with James Cagney in mind. However, even though Cagney liked the film's overall idea, his advanced age and weakened physical condition precluded him from taking the role. See more »
Though the action for the 20th Century takes place in New York, all the police vehicles seen are generic black and whites. The New York Police throughout the 1980s were using the distinctive custom painted 'grabber' blue with white roof color scheme, which was something of an icon in itself when New York was portrayed on film during this period. See more »
The retailers are pulling our toys off the shelves so fast you'd think they're disease carriers.
And an article in the Post said that anyone who gives his kid a B.Z. toy ought to have his head examined.
Swine! Cancel my subscription.
We have to meet a payroll by the end of the month for 2,000 factory workers.
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Me thinks folks protest too much! Sit back, relax and enjoy this cute little movie. The plot is good. The actors do a very nice job of "being" their characters. Villains are vile and heroes are worthy. There is a continual ebb and flow with who is winning, good or evil. Good wins over evil. The scenery is is beautiful and fanciful. The effects are nifty and somewhat corny. What more could one ask for a short period of fantasy flight from the cares of the world? Don't worry about fitting it into today's "problems with society section." Avoid seeing discussions of drug problems, violence in the world, sex in the city. Don't consider deep, hidden meanings. Just have some popcorn, turn down the lights, get into your comfy chair and enjoy yourself. This is a movie made for the cold winter nights.
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