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Santa with Muscles (1996)

An evil millionaire believes he is Santa Claus after an accident renders him amnesiac.

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John Murlowski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hulk Hogan ... Blake
Don Stark ... Lenny
Robin Curtis ... Leslie
Garrett Morris ... Clayton
Aria Noelle Curzon ... Elizabeth
Adam Wylie ... Taylor
Mila Kunis ... Sarah
Jennifer Paz ... Helen Chu
Clint Howard ... Hinkley
William Newman ... Chas
Robert Apisa Robert Apisa ... Franco
Pierre Dulat ... Pierre
Steve Valentine ... Dr. Blight
Ed Begley Jr. ... Ebner Frost
Kai Ephron ... Dr. Vial
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Storyline

An evil millionaire believes he is Santa Claus after an accident renders him amnesiac.

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He's arrived in the St. Nick of time! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and brief mild language
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1996 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Santa with Muscles See more »

Filming Locations:

Calabasas, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$120,932, 10 November 1996

Gross USA:

$220,198

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$220,198
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Executive Producer Jordan Belfort went to jail, his cellmate was Tommy Chong, another That '70s Show (1998) star. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elizabeth: Dear Santa, how are you? I'm not doing so well. There's this really, really bad man, Ebner Frost, who lives up on the hill... He's got these weird people working for him and I think they're gonna do something really bad this Christmas.
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Santa Claus: The Movie (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
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What a revolting development
13 November 2000 | by constructionbobSee all my reviews

Okay, first things first. Upon renting or viewing any Hulk Hogan movie, one should never set their sights very high. You have the constants of bad acting, senseless and cartoonish violence, and groan-worthy puns. You can also pretty much expect a super-contrived happy ending. However, even taking these aspects for granted, Santa with Muscles still will leave you stunned. It isn't quite the worst movie I've ever seen (Manos, Hootch County, and Ninja Wars beat it there) but it's definitely down there.

The Hulkster stars as Blake Thorne, a big dumb prig with more money than he knows what to do with, so he spends his days playfully tormenting his house-servants. (The 'Stop and smell the roses!' line is a hoot!) Through a ludicrous turn of events, Blake gets amnesia and is convinced by a jerk named Lenny that he is the real Santa Claus. Hijinks, fistfights and eye-rolling sappiness ensue. Watch for two-count 'em-TWO instances of giant candy canes being used as weapons, a horrible song by Hulk and the little whiny girl, the equally stupid 'Blake's rules' and 'Santa's rules', and what is perhaps the most ridiculous McGuffin I've ever seen-but I'll leave that for you to discover.

I can only recommend Santa with Muscles if you happen to have great patience and a high threshold of pain. I wondered about half-way through, "Has this been over 2 hours yet?"...but despite what you may feel it is only a bit over 1 1/2. Not a very merry way to spend your Christmas.


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