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The Santa Clause (1994)

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When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

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John Pasquin
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Scott Calvin
Judge Reinhold ... Neal
Wendy Crewson ... Laura
Eric Lloyd ... Charlie
David Krumholtz ... Bernard
Larry Brandenburg ... Detective Nunzio
Mary Gross ... Ms. Daniels
Paige Tamada Paige Tamada ... Elf-Judy
Peter Boyle ... Mr. Whittle
Judith Scott ... Susan
Jayne Eastwood ... Waitress
Melissa King Melissa King ... Little Girl
Bradley Wentworth Bradley Wentworth ... Elf at North Pole
Azura Bates Azura Bates ... Elf in Hangar
Joshua Satok Joshua Satok ... Elf-Larry
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Storyline

Divorcé Scott Calvin is disgusted to learn that his ex and her husband have tried - and failed - to break it easy to their 6-year-old son Charlie that Santa isn't real. On Christmas Eve, Scott reads The Night Before Christmas - then receives an unexpected visitor on his roof. When he's startled by Scott's calling out and falls, the Santa impersonator disappears, leaving only an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put it on if he's involved in an accident. Scott does, and is transported around the town dropping gifts through chimneys until he's taken to the North Pole and informed by a group, who claim they're elves, that he is now Santa. Charlie is proud of his dad's new job, though Scott's convinced it's a dream. Until his hair turns white, his beard refuses to stay shaved, he gains weight inexplicably, even for his sudden love of junk food - Now he's accepted it, there's just one problem: how to keep it secret from his disbelieving family? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You've Never Seen Santa Quite Like This Before. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for a few crude moments | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Eric Lloyd, in an interview years later, working with Tim Allen wasn't always easy. He would curse around the children, and complain that certain parts of the script were late to the set a few times. Tim Allen would eventually apologize for this. See more »

Goofs

During the meeting with the principal, after Scott Calvin came to "Job Day" at Charlie's class, Scott's tie pin alternates between a round pin and a green (?) diamond/square tie pin. See more »

Quotes

Desk Sergeant: [when the E.L.F.S. arrive to the police station to bust out Santa] Go home, kids. Visiting hours are over.
E.L.F.S. Leader: We're not kids, and we're not visiting.
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Alternate Versions

Whenever the film appears on Disney Channel, Scott's line, "We're getting the Disney Channel. Merry Christmas," is deleted. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Ernst Anschütz (uncredited)
Arranged by John Neufeld
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User Reviews

 
A Great Holiday Movie, One That I Can Watch Over & Over Throughout The Whole Year.
20 August 2003 | by movies2uSee all my reviews

The Santa Clause (1994)

This movie is a holiday classic. Tim Allen is really funny, and the movie is non stop entertaining and fun. This is one movie that I can watch over and over without getting bored, at any time of the year. Simply a holiday classic. Great for the family. 10/10!


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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,321,992, 13 November 1994

Gross USA:

$144,833,357

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$189,833,357
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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