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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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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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

During the business lunch scene, although Scott is seen plowing through his desserts, if you look closely you can see that he has not touched his salad. See more »

Goofs

When Scott is reading "The Night Before Christmas", the pages of the book and the book being opened and closed change constantly between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Business Guy Across from Him: Ho-ho-ho! Merry Christmas! Hey, guys! Ho! Merry Christmas. Thanks. Hey! Ladies and gentlemen, can I have your attention? This has been our best year ever thanks to Do-lt-All-For-You-Dolly. A-And I think we should give a special thanks to the people. responsible for our record-breaking sales, our Midwest marketing and distribution team, Scott Calvin and Susan Perry!
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Alternate Versions

In the same version, the part where Scott says "Where the hell did this come from?" after banging into the ladder was edited. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Santas (2014) 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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funny..imaginative...good
24 November 2002 | by ShortCuteBlondeSee all my reviews

i liked this movie ever since i was little..it was funny and it had a lot of fantasy and good acting by all the people that played in it...it had comedy, fantasy and it was just a good movie to watch for christmas, or any time of the year!


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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:

$145,539,357

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$190,539,357
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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