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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

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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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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 »


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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,717,291
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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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Trivia

The movie had promotional Tie with McDonald's, Coca- Cola and Pabst Blue Ribbon. McDonald's gave a away one of four books with each happy meal, which chronicled the story of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Joe and Santa first ride in the sleigh, Santa can be seen speaking an entire sentence as they drive off the roof, yet no words are heard. See more »

Quotes

B.Z.: A sequel. That's it. We'll bring it out on March 25, and we'll call it... Christmas 2!
Patch: Christmas 2?
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Soundtracks

Christmas All Over the World
Performed by Sheena Easton
Produced by Keith Olsen (as Keith Olson)
Words and Music by Bill House & John Hobbs
Sheena Easton appears courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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My best childhood memory!
29 September 2003 | by deirdre_mcauleySee all my reviews

I can not remember what age I was when I first seen this movie. But I do remember that it used to be played on Irish TV every year on Christmas eve.My best memory from childhood was sitting by the coal fire to let my hair dry and watching this movie.

My favorite part was always when Joe shouts Yo and the raindeer take flight! It still makes me shiver.

I am now 24 and only wish I could get it on DVD here in the UK so I could play it on a regional 2 player. I have a baby on the way and I would love someday for my children to enjoy the wonder of Santa Claus the movie as I did all those years ago.

This film gave me a lot of happy Christmas' Dx


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