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The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

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Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.

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Michael Lembeck

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Don Rhymer (screenplay), Cinco Paul (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Scott Calvin / Santa / Toy Santa
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Carol
David Krumholtz ... Bernard
Eric Lloyd ... Charlie Calvin
Judge Reinhold ... Neil Miller
Wendy Crewson ... Laura Miller
Spencer Breslin ... Curtis
Liliana Mumy ... Lucy Miller
Danielle Woodman Danielle Woodman ... Abby
Art LaFleur ... Tooth Fairy (as Art Lafleur)
Aisha Tyler ... Mother Nature
Kevin Pollak ... Cupid
Jay Thomas ... Easter Bunny
Michael Dorn ... Sandman
Christopher Attadia Christopher Attadia ... Engineer Elf #1
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Storyline

Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best Santa ever. But Santa's got problems (he's even mysteriously losing weight) and things quickly go south when he finds out that his son, Charlie, has landed on this year's "naughty" list. Desperate to help his son, Scott heads back home, leaving a substitute Claus to watch over things at the Pole. But when the substitute institutes some strange redefinitions of naughty and nice, putting Christmas at risk, it's up to Scott to return with a new bag of magic to try to save Christmas. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Disney's official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Santa Clause 2: The Escape Clause See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,008,696, 3 November 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$139,236,327

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,855,065
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Matthew Broderick were considered for the role of Bernard the Elf. See more »

Goofs

After the wedding, as Santa and Charlie are climbing in the sleigh, a crew member is clearly visible on the far left of the screen. He has brown hair and a beard and a blue shirt with a red lanyard. See more »

Quotes

Scott Calvin/Santa Claus: [indicating a faulty toy kangaroo] Alexander, let's think. Take the hat off.
[Alexander removes hat, kangaroo hops easily]
Scott Calvin/Santa Claus: Too much counterweight.
Elf with Kangaroo: Thanks, Santa - you're the man.
Scott Calvin/Santa Claus: That's why they gave me the big belly, so I don't fall over.
[laughs]
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Crazy Credits

As the opening credits roll, the elves hammer some into alignment. Other credits are set through the toys in 3D effect. See more »

Connections

References Seinfeld (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Holiday
Written by Luther Dixon and Willie Denson
Published by EMI Virgin Songs, Inc.
d/b/a EMI Longitude Music Co. and ABKCO Music, Inc. o/b/o Willie Denson
Performed by The Shirelles
Courtesy of Global Licensing Inc.
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Brand new bag, not same old story.
2 November 2002 | by saturniiaSee all my reviews

Saw the first one as a child, saw the second one as an adult. Just so I don't spoil the magic, I will say only the following: Tim Allen was excellent as Santa... he made me feel like I was ten again. The character Bernard was just as bossy as I remembered from the first film, but the quips he fires off were in shorter supply. I missed the sarcastic humor I associate with him. Charlie is growing up, but in the best way possible. He had some touching lines near the end to a new character-- I won't ruin the surprise of whom.

Yes, there was an inappropriate flatulence joke in the movie, but all in all that was the only concession to bathroom humor in an otherwise classy family comedy. Yes, there were plot holes, some of which were large enough to drive a sleigh through, but after eight years and five writers, the end product was satisfactory.

On its own: 10/10 for combined effort and execution. As a sequel: 8/10. Good character continuity, interesting new spin. I'm happy to say I didn't spot large amounts of rehash.

Recommended for: families with small children and college students old enough to remember the first "Clause" and just need to de-stress around midterms or finals.


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