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A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.

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Willie
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Marcus
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The Kid
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Sue
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Lois
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Gin
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Bob Chipeska
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Hindustani Troublemaker
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Milwaukee Mother
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Milwaukee Boy
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Milwaukee Mom with Photo
Alexandra Korhan ...
Girl on Santa's Lap
Dylan Charles ...
Milwaukee Bratty Boy
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Milwaukee Security Guard
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Milwaukee Bartender
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Miami Bartender
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Harrison
Grace Calderon ...
Big Booty Woman
Christine Pichardo ...
Photo Elf
Bucky Dominick ...
Nintendo Deer Hunter 3 Boy
Georgia Eskew ...
Barbie Girl
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Fraggle-Stick Boy
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Skateboard Bully
Briana Norton ...
Pinball Girl
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Opal (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Hallie Singleton ...
Woman in Food Court
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Shoplifter
Natsuko Ohama ...
Pedicurist
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Prison Guard
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Roger Merman
Joey Saravia ...
Pokemon Child
Cody Strauch ...
Watching Boy
Marshall Dvorin ...
Watching Boy
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Phoenix Security Guard
John Bunnell ...
Police Chief (as Sheriff John Bunnell)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Bucaro III ...
Sergeant (uncredited)
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Kid on Bike (uncredited)
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Grandma (uncredited)
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Herb (uncredited)

Directed by

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Terry Zwigoff

Written by

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Glenn Ficarra ... (written by) &
John Requa ... (written by)

Produced by

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Sarah Aubrey ... producer
John Cameron ... producer
Ethan Coen ... executive producer
Joel Coen ... executive producer
David Crockett ... co-producer
Bob Weinstein ... producer
Harvey Weinstein ... co-executive producer
Brad Weston ... co-executive producer

Music by

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David Kitay ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

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Jamie Anderson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert Hoffman ... film editor

Editorial Department

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Brian G. Addie ... apprentice editor (as Brian Addie)
Kenny Becker ... color timer
Ray Bushey III ... apprentice editor (as Ray Bushey)
Tzarina V. Edillon ... first assistant editor (as Tzarina Edillon)
Michael Gay ... first assistant film editor (as Michael D. Gay)
Tiffany Gehring ... post production assistant
Trish Hadley ... post production coordinator
Thomas M. Harrigan ... first assistant film editor (as Thomas Harrigan)
Mo Henry ... negative cutter
Nina Kawasaki ... first assistant editor: avid
Jessie S. Marion ... editorial production assistant (as Jessie Marion)
Lynel Moore ... first assistant editor: avid
Mike Pelino ... editorial production assistant
Alain J. Romi ... first assistant film editor (as Alain Romi)
Peter Teschner ... additional editor
Sam Vanny ... first assistant film editor
Kent Beyda ... additional editor (uncredited)
Matthew Diezel ... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Christian Miglio ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Felicia Fasano
Mary Vernieu

Production Design by

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Sharon Seymour

Art Direction by

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Peter Borck

Set Decoration by

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Robert Greenfield ... (as Robert Greenfield Jr.)

Costume Design by

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Wendy Chuck

Makeup Department

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Carrie Angland ... key makeup artist
Teressia Carter ... hair: Mr. Mac
Lynne K. Eagan ... makeup: Mr. Thornton (as Lynne Eagan)
Cammy R. Langer ... hair stylist (as Cammy Langer)
Francisco X. Pérez ... key makeup artist (as Frank Perez)
Cyndi Reece-Thorne ... makeup artist (as Cindi Reece Thorne)
Rita Troy ... key hair stylist
Joani Yarbrough ... hair: Mr. Thornton

Production Management

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Nick Abdo ... post-production supervisor
David Crockett ... unit production manager
Robert Leveen ... unit production manager
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo ... post production supervisor (as Cory McCrum-Abdo)
Haley Sweet ... production supervisor (as Haley B. Sweet)
Ninon Tantet ... post production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dave Halls ... second assistant director
James Alan Hensz ... first assistant director (as Jim Hensz)
Kenneth Roth ... second second assistant director (as Kenneth B. Roth)
Susan E. Walter ... second second assistant director (as Susan Walter)

Art Department

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Daril Alder ... leadman
Oscar Alvarado ... propmaker
Diana Anctil ... painter (as Diana Jensen Anctil)
Peter Bankins ... property master
Robert Bankins ... property person
Bobby Bednar ... construction foreman
Brian Berkel ... propmaker foreman
Vince H. Berry ... propmaker (as Vince Berry)
Jesse Brown ... propmaker
David T. Cannon ... construction coordinator
Lynn Christopher ... set designer
Genevieve Duraive ... construction estimator (as Genevieve Duraire)
Rodger Enochson ... propmaker
Antonio Faretta ... paint foreman
Michael R. Gannon ... assistant property master (as Mike Gannon)
Sean Ginevan ... leadman
Mark Hudson ... paint supervisor
Jason Joyce ... painter
Cynthia La Jeunesse ... buyer (as Cindy LaJeunesse)
Jim Landis ... leadman
Ramón López ... propmaker (as Ramon G. Lopez)
Lyle Maves ... plasterer
Robin McCarthy ... art department coordinator
Joanie Montoya ... propmaker (as Jose Montoya)
Matthew Motante ... standby carpenter
Masael Paraja ... painter (as Misael Paraja)
Vic Petrotta Jr. ... property person (as Victor Petrotta Jr.)
William A. Petrotta ... property master (as Bill Petrotta)
Stuart Rankine ... assistant property master
Natalie Richards ... set designer (as Natalie Richardson)
George Rivera Jr. ... painter
Glenn H. Roberts ... on set dresser (as Glenn Roberts)
Phillip Ruvalcaba ... labor foreman / painter (as Philip Ruvalcaba Jr.)
Georgia Schwab ... art production assistant
Tim Snowber ... on set dresser
Kara Stanford ... art department coordinator
Pedro Vides ... propmaker
Ray Yamagata ... assistant art director
Peter Croyle ... construction coordinator: reshoots (uncredited)
Vincent D'Aquino ... greensman (uncredited)
James Fernandez ... set dresser: re-shoot (uncredited)
Rusty Gray ... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert Greenfield III ... set dresser (uncredited)
Caius Man ... propmaker (uncredited)
Randy Morgan ... lead scenic (uncredited)
Scott Owen ... set dresser (uncredited)
Natalie Richards ... illustrator (uncredited)
Ray Yamagata ... graphic designer (uncredited)
Robert Zavala ... propmaker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mike Anderson ... cableman
Michael J. Benavente ... supervising sound editor
Sarah Bourgeois ... assistant sound editor
Lawrence L. Commans ... boom operator
Matt Dubin ... mix recordist
Susan Dudeck ... dialogue editor
Mark Fay ... cableman (as Mark W. Fay)
Gary Gegan ... re-recording mixer
Vincent Guisetti ... foley artist
Samuel H. Hinckley ... sound effects editor (as Sam Hinckley)
Matthew Iadarola ... re-recording mixer
Jason W. Jennings ... sound effects editor
Pamela Kahn ... foley artist (as Pamela Nedd Kahn)
Clarissa Keller ... mix facility coordinator
Larry Kemp ... supervising sound editor
Cliff Latimer ... foley editor
James Lebrecht ... sound effects editor (as James LeBrecht)
Tricia Linklater ... assistant sound editor
Kyrsten Mate ... sound effects editor (as Kyrsten Mate Comoglio)
Michael A. Morongell ... sound mix engineer (as Michael Morongell)
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist
Bob Newlan ... dialogue editor
John Nutt ... sound effects editor
Lee Orloff ... production sound mixer
Paul Rodriguez ... mix facility coordinator
Greg ten Bosch ... sound effects editor
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer
Ron Vignone ... assistant adr editor
Mark Weingarten ... production sound mixer
Knox White ... boom operator
Sean Wright ... sound mix recordist
Mike Anderson ... utility sound (uncredited)
Mark Berger ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Gary C. Bourgeois ... supervising sound mixer (uncredited)
Frank Canonica ... supervising sound recordist: mix stage (uncredited)
Patrick Ghislain ... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Chris Gridley ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Nathan Gunn ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Todd Harris ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Mark Hensley ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Pete Horner ... re-recording mixer: temp mix (uncredited)
Greg Orloff ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Kyle Rochlin ... foley mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Scott Blackwell ... special effects foreman
Chris Brenczewski ... special effects foreman
Jeremy Hays ... snow effects (uncredited)
Chris Jones ... special effects crew (uncredited)
Matthew Lillis ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Paul J. Lombardi ... special effects coordinator (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Chad Dombrova ... visual effects (uncredited)
Steven Fagerquist ... visual effects (uncredited)
H Haden Hammond ... visual effects: Luma Pictures (uncredited)
Justin Johnson ... visual effects (uncredited)
Derek Ledbetter ... visual effects (uncredited)
Glenn Morris ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ian Noe ... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Phil Pham ... digital compositor: Luma Pictures (uncredited)
Jason Scherbert ... digital artist (uncredited)
Payam Shohadai ... visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures (uncredited)
Pedram Shohadai ... digital compositor: arcade scene, pinball machine (uncredited)
Thanapoom Siripopungul ... visual effects artist: Luma Pictures (uncredited)
Brian Smallwood ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Johnny Wilson ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Daniel E. Zobrist ... digital effects artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Michael Adams ... stunt performer (as Mike Adams)
Tonya Reneé Banks ... stunt performer (as Tonya Renee Banks)
Randy Beckman ... stunt performer
Brad Bovee ... stunt performer
Tony Brubaker ... stunt performer
Michael Caradonna ... stunt performer (as Mike Caradonna)
Carl Ciarfalio ... stunt performer
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ... stunt coordinator (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Gary Davis ... stunt coordinator
Rick Edwards ... stunt performer
Jennifer Elizabeth ... stunt performer (as Jennifer Elizabeth Davis)
Mickey Giacomazzi ... stunt coordinator
Allan Graf ... stunt performer
Craig Jensen ... stunt performer
Rick Kresse ... stunt performer
Michael D. Marshall ... stunt performer (as Michael Marshall)
Cliff McLaughlin ... stunt performer (as Cliff McGlaughlin)
Rick Miller ... stunt performer
Hugh Aodh O'Brien ... stunt performer (as Hugh Audh O'Brien)
Jimmy N. Roberts ... stunt performer (as Jimmy Roberts)
Scott Rogers ... stunt performer
Kerry Rossall ... stunt performer
Katie Rowe ... stunt performer
Anthony G. Schmidt ... stunt performer (as Anthony Schmidt)
Ben Scott ... stunt performer
Peter Weireter ... stunt performer (as Peter D. Weirter)
Jim Wilkey ... stunt performer
Joe Bucaro III ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Michael Caradonna ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Clint Kale Jones ... stunt rigger (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nicolas Amato ... electrician
Michael J. Bailey ... best boy electrician (as Michael Bailey)
Greg Banta ... rigging chief lighting technician
Tracy Bennett ... still photographer
Ken Berkhout ... rigging best boy electrician
Christopher Bernal ... electrician (as Chris Bernal)
David S. Bouza ... electrician (as David Bouza)
Russ Caldwell ... best boy electrician (as Russell Caldwell)
Martha Cargill ... camera loader (as Martha Cagrill)
Billy Clevenger ... camera operator (as William G. Clevenger)
Harve Cook ... video assist
John W. DeBlau ... chief lighting technician
David Dunbar ... electrician
Mike Endler ... first assistant camera
Jimmy Ferguson ... second assistant camera
Robert Garcia ... grip
Keith Hartley ... rigging best boy electrician
Richard Hartley ... rigging chief lighting technician
Erik Hecomovich ... grip
Michael Hibbard ... electrician
Gary Jay ... camera operator
Jason Johnson ... rigging grip best boy (as Jason K. Johnson)
Dean M. King ... rigging grip best boy (as Dean King)
Gerald A. King ... key rigging grip (as Jerry King)
Kenneth E. King ... grip (as Kenny King)
Kevin J. Lang ... electrician (as Kevin Lang)
Eric Lee ... still photographer
Glen Magers ... electrician
David Morton ... chief lighting technician
Dominic Napolitano ... first assistant camera
Jacqueline J. Nivens ... second assistant camera
Derek Page ... electrician
Glen Purdy ... best boy grip
Mike Schwake ... dolly grip
Tony Sepian ... grip
Jennifer Tanksley ... camera loader
Paul Threlkeld ... dolly grip
Chris Wagganer ... video assist
Bill Young ... key grip (as William C. Young)
Cory Brandon Clay ... first assistant camera: additional unit (uncredited)
Shawn Duchscherer ... electrician (uncredited)
John Fine ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Robert Ikeda ... grip (uncredited)
Chris Pavlu ... electrician (uncredited)
Rex Anson Rhorer ... rigging grip (uncredited)
David A. Seekins ... assistant camera: re-shoots (uncredited)
Jas Shelton ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Scott C. Williman ... rigging lamp operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Carol Grant ... extras casting: Background Players
Joseph Hicks ... extras casting: Background Players
Shalimar Reodica ... casting associate
Jay Scully ... casting associate (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Erin Lenk ... costumer
Ann Miller ... costumer (as Annie Miller)
Nava R. Sadan ... costume supervisor (as Nava Sadan)
Susan Strubel ... costumer
Linda Thayer ... costumer
Nikoya Gonzalez ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Kent James Stewart Barber ... assistant location manager (as James Barber)
Steve Beimler ... location scout
Lisa Blok-Linson ... location manager
Christine Bonnem ... location manager
Kym Bryant-Woods ... location assistant (as Kim Bryant-Woods)
Paul Codiga ... key assistant location manager / location assistant
Kristi Frankenheimer ... additional location manager
Chris Gutierrez ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Shannon Erbe ... music editor
Jo Ann Kane ... music preparer (as Joan Kane)
David Kitay ... conductor
Rachel Levy ... music supervisor
Deborah Lurie ... song arranger
David Marquette ... score recordist
Don Marquis ... music contractor
Don Nemitz ... orchestrator (as Don Nimetz)
Randy Spendlove ... executive in charge of music
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer (as Danny Wallin)
Erica Weis ... additional music editor
Bruno Coon ... music editor (uncredited)
William Levine ... music preparation (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Dave Amberik ... driver
Ted Basso ... driver
Tony Borella ... driver
Nicole Diedrich ... transportation assistant
David Goodman ... driver
Donna Hall ... driver
Larry Hilmo ... driver
Steven Clay Hunter ... driver (as Steven C. Hunter)
Stephen A. Latina ... transportation captain
Brian Maguire ... driver (as Brian E. Maguire)
Brian McQuown ... driver
Paul Ripple ... transportation assistant
Sean Shepherd ... driver
Philip J. Stewart ... driver
Don Tardino ... transportation coordinator
Jon A. Tardino ... driver
Andrew Wooten ... driver
Daniel Davis ... driver: base camp generator (uncredited)
Bob Dorn ... production driver (uncredited)
J. Armin Garza II ... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Jeremy Morgan ... driver (uncredited)
Jerry Smith ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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H. Leah Amir ... craft service (as Leah Amir)
Heather Anderson ... set production assistant
Jeffrey Arwine ... set medic (as Jeff Arwine)
Melissa Axelrod ... assistant: to Mr. Zwigoff
Tonya Reneé Banks ... standin: for Marcus (as Tonya Renee Banks)
Jackie Bazan ... publicist
Michael Berry ... construction medic
Valerie Bleth Sharp ... production coordinator (as Valerie Beth Sharp)
Amanda Crockett ... product placement coordinator
Pamella D'Pella ... liaison: Del Amo Mall
Michael Dansk ... stand-in: for Willie
Brad Davis ... production accountant (as R. Bradley Davis)
Tad Driscoll ... production accountant
Stephen Dudycha ... set production assistant (as Steve Dudycha)
Lorin Flemming ... chef
Nash Garrison ... office production assistant
Seamus Gibbons ... chef
Oren Goldenberg ... production intern
Linda 'Baby' Gordon ... assistant craft service
Rhona Gordon ... studio teacher
Christopher K. Grap ... assistant production coordinator
David Guilbeau ... craft service (as David 'Cajun' Guilbeau)
Chad Gunderson ... account representative: Laser Pacific
Jason Cooper Hall ... assistant: to Ms. Aubrey and Mr. Cameron
Leah Holmes ... post production accountant
David Hopper ... assistant: to Mr. Zwigoff
Kristin Scott Irving ... assistant: to Mr. Thornton (as Kristin Scott)
Valerie Johnson ... set production assistant
Sherry Kecskes ... payroll accountant
Kevin H. Law ... production coordinator (as Kevin Law)
Paul Lilavois ... assistant post production accountant
Mark R. Lindsay ... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Sarah Lorenz ... production secretary
Ken Makowski ... assistant: to Mr. Weinstein
Carol McConnaughey ... unit publicist
Peter Quartaroli ... stand-in: for Willie
Tricia Ronten ... script supervisor
Joe Rystrom ... set medic
Janell M. Sammelman ... set production assistant
Rhonda Sherman ... studio teacher
Mark Simone ... set production assistant
Zachary Sluser ... production intern (as Zac Sluser)
Matthew Stein ... assistant: to Mr. Weinstein
Tessa Lyn Stephenson ... office production assistant
Narges Takesh ... story editor
Bernadette Tanchauco ... first assistant accountant (as Bernadette 'Berni' Tanchauco)
Michael Taylor ... script supervisor
Emily Thornberg ... production intern
Tyler Thornberg ... production secretary
Andrés Trejo ... account representative: Laser Pacific (as André Trejo)
Jason Uhrmacher ... office production assistant
Allen Wong ... first assistant accountant (as Alan Wong)
Lavinia Zetina ... payroll accountant
Bill Zimmerman ... account representative: Deluxe
Danielle C. Carroll ... production assistant (uncredited)
Phil DeSanti ... set production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
Daniel Patrick Ellis ... dancer (uncredited)
Aaron C. Fitzgerald ... set production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
Rob Kalmbach ... production assistant (uncredited)
Timothy S. Kane ... production assistant (uncredited)
Matt Lombardo ... set production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
Don Marquis ... contractor (uncredited)
Deborah Ross ... title designer (uncredited)
Zack Smith ... office production assistant (uncredited)
John Trujillo ... craft service: additional photography (uncredited)
Jennifer Wachtell ... executive team (uncredited)

Thanks

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Melissa Axelrod ... special thanks
Linda A. Borgeson ... special thanks (as Linda Borgeson)
Gary C. Bourgeois ... special thanks (as Gary Bourgeois)
Tim Clawson ... special thanks
Daniel Clowes ... special thanks (as Dan Clowes)
Leonardo DiCaprio ... special thanks
Lois Evans ... special thanks
John Fitzpatrick ... special thanks
Eddie Gorodetsky ... special thanks
Andrew Gumpert ... special thanks
John Hadity ... special thanks
Lianne Halfon ... special thanks
Mel Hoffman ... special thanks
Tracy McGrath ... special thanks
George Meyer ... special thanks
The Miller-Fritch Family ... special thanks
Greg Orloff ... special thanks
John Paul Richard ... special thanks
John Ritter ... in loving memory of
Andrew Rona ... special thanks
Andrea Wertheim ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 halo1k

Plot Keywords
Taglines He's very naughty . . . and not very nice. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Badder Santa (United States)
  • Mosul cel rau (Romania)
  • Nevaljali Deda Mraz (Serbia)
  • Zły Mikołaj (Poland)
  • Un santa no tan santo (Uruguay)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Box Office

Budget $23,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Germany $395,174, 19 Nov 2004
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $77,147,031

Did You Know?

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Trivia Billy Bob Thornton has said that he was genuinely intoxicated during some of filming. See more »
Goofs When Marcus turns off the surveillance cameras, he uses one button to turn off the TVs. If he just turned off the TVs, then the cameras would still be recording (but the images wouldn't be displayed in the security room). See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Clock (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 9 No.2 See more »
Crazy Credits There is a special thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio See more »
Quotes [Willie has just passed out]
Gin: Look here, get himy outta here and I'll go smooth things over with Chipeska, Tell him it was food poisoning or something.
Marcus: What do you mean, get him outta here?
Gin: Take him to the car.
Marcus: In case you didn't notice I'm a motherfucking dwarf, so unless you got a forklift handy, maybe you should lend a hand hmm?
Gin: That figures. You want all kind of set-asides. Special treatment 'cause you're handicapped. You're all the same.
Marcus: Special treatment? I'm 3-foot-fucking-tall you asshole! It's a matter of physics. Draw me a sketch of how I get him to the car, huh?
Gin: Bitch, Bitch, Bitch!
Marcus: Sketch it up, you fucking moron. Fucking Leonardo da Vinci.
Gin: What'd you call me thigh-high?
Marcus: I called you a fucking guinea homo from the 15th-fucking-century, you dickhead!
Gin: I could stick you up my ass, small fry.
Marcus: Yeah? You sure it ain't too sore from last night?
Gin: You got some lip on you midget.
Marcus: Yeah? Well these lips were on your wife's pussy last night. Why don't you dust that thing off once in a while? Asshole!
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