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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
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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

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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 »

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Trivia

One of the children in Charlie's class during Parents Day is an elf with pointed ears, which can be clearly seen when Charlie pulls the snow globe out of his backpack. When Charlie tells the class that his dad is Santa Claus, the elf boy is the only one who doesn't laugh. 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

Charlie: [about Neil] I learn a lot from him. He listens to me.
Scott Calvin: Yeah, then he charges you for it.
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Alternate Versions

In Current TV Versions, the scene where Scott takes Charlie to Denny's has been cut to show him extinguishing the flames of the turkey to getting their seat at Denny's. The Original Uncut Version feature Scott and Charlie trying to find an open restaurant on Christmas Eve. They pull up to Denny's and the next shot is of a Chinese/Japanese meeting before they get their seats and Scott sees all the other Dad's that burnt their Turkey Dinners and their hands. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Evan Almighty (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Arranged and Adapted by Boris Blank and Dieter Meier
Performed by Yello
Yello appears courtesy of Mercury Records GmbH
Produced by Martin Kloiber
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Good sappy Christmas film
23 December 2004 | by hillary1See all my reviews

I just saw this movie again after a few years away. It's an entertaining film. Tim Allen is essentially Tim Taylor in a Santa suit (it's a good thing he can live forever off "Home Improvement" residuals because he'll never be known for his range). But he fits the bill here, as a businessman slowly being transformed into St Nick despite desperate attempts not to. The only thing about it that bugged me was the way Santa was offed in the beginning-can Santa really die from falling off a roof? And wouldn't they be just a little bummed out at the North Pole-after all, Santa just got bumped off!! It seems like that could have been handled a little better, but overall a good Christmas movie, even with an attractive kid who doesn't make you want to go screaming from the room


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USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Santa Clause See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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