Willie T. Stokes is a convicted con man who's led a miserable life. He drinks heavily and constantly embarrasses himself publicly. He only works once a year dressed as Santa. But then come Christmas Eve, he and his pint-sized helper dwarf Marcus stage elaborate robberies and take their department stores for everything they got. This time around, Willie gets distracted by large women, a bartender who is attracted to Santas, and a kid who's convinced he's the real deal. However, Marcus must once again put up with Willie's heavy drinking and a series of incidents that constantly shoot themselves in the foot. Will Willie and Marcus make it to next Christmas? Or will this be the year the dynamic duo finally face justice?Written by
In his autobiography "The Billy Bob Tapes", Billy Bob Thornton said that if he could go back to any time in his life and relive it, he listed this film, The Alamo (2004) and when he worked for the Arkansas Highway Department in 1979. See more »
When Willie steals the chocolates from the Kid's advent calendar he is wearing a watch on his right wrist. In the next shot when he is swigging from the bottle the watch is gone. See more »
Hey, can I get another drink down here?
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The unrated cut of 'Bad Santa' includes these changes:
There's an alternate take of Willie leaving the mall at the start of the movie with a more vulgar exchange with the security guard.
There's a whole new subplot at the beginning of the movie with Willie stealing a car and robbing someone's house, and then going to a strip club and bringing a stripper home before hearing the phone message telling him it's that time of year again.
There is more footage of Willie having sex in the dressing room.
The pinball scene with the underage girl is extended with more thrusting, and Marcus grumbling, "Motherfucker! Oh, you lousy fucking motherfucker!" in annoyance.
There's more swearing and berating in the food court scene.
There's some more footage of Willie yelling at The Kid after losing a game of checkers.
The Jacuzzi sex scene is slightly longer.
The scene with Willie confronting a security guard outside the mall is extended.
Billy Bob Thornton gives a stellar performance in a seemingly tailor-made role. BAD SANTA is a fun, subversive movie that ultimately is more tragic than funny. "Hurt people hurt people" is the cynically portrayed - but with truth in it's core - moral of the story.
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