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A rowdy, unorthodox Santa Claus is fighting to save his declining business. Meanwhile, Billy, a neglected and precocious 12 year old, hires a hit man to kill Santa after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.

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Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Gibson ... Chris
Walton Goggins ... Skinny Man
Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Ruth
Chance Hurstfield ... Billy Wenan
Susanne Sutchy Susanne Sutchy ... Sandy
Robert Bockstael ... Captain Jacobs
Michael Dyson ... Herman
Deborah Grover ... Anne Marie
Ellison Grier Butler ... Christine Crawford (as Ellison Butler)
Eric Woolfe ... Elf 7
Lynne Adams ... Pet Shop Owner
Ekaterina Baker ... Helga
Natalie Darbyson ... Border Agent
Corbin Smyth Currie Corbin Smyth Currie ... Gas Station Boy
Paul Whitney ... Shooting Range Man
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Storyline

A rowdy, unorthodox Santa Claus is fighting to save his declining business. Meanwhile, Billy, a neglected and precocious 12 year old, hires a hit man to kill Santa after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.

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You know the man. You know the legend. But you don't know the real story. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dylan Roberts, who plays Elf 146, played the character Charlie Elfkin in the TV movie The Case for Christmas (2011). See more »

Goofs

Christine's science fair ribbon reads '1st Place,' and Billy's previous years' ribbons read 'Best of Show'. When Billy receives this year's winner's ribbon later, it reads 'Best of Show', not the '1st Place' that Christine had. See more »

Quotes

Skinny Man: I've come for your head, Fat Man!
Chris: You think you're the first? You think I got this job because I'm fat and jolly?
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Crazy Credits

The Saban Films logo is shaded red. See more »


Soundtracks

Hitman
Written by Craig Enron
Published by BMG Platinum (BMI) and Upfront Money (BMI)
Performed by Suave Don
Courtesy of BMG Music
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This is awesome
21 November 2020 | by GravePleasuresSee all my reviews

I can't believe this movie exists. It's high production, actors are good. Many may say the story is stupid and too straight forwards...but this is a movie, that could've been made in the 80's. People who grew up with movies which don't take themself too serious like "Commando" for example really miss such movies. And i'am not talking about cheaply made C-movies. In the 80's there was an audience for this kind of movies and that's why they were highly quality produced. It's about the fun. And i had fun watching this movie. It's just this kind of flick you tell your friends about "Hey have you seen this crazy movie where Mel Gibson as Santa Clause saves christmas with guns?" And of course they answer with no. And then you tell them: "Well, buckle up, kiddo. You're in for a good time, get the whiskey!".

Nothing more to add. We need more films like that,


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UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatman See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,305, 15 November 2020

Gross USA:

$278,378

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,646,155
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2.39 : 1
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