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Bad Santa 2 (2016)

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Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.

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Mark Waters
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Bob Thornton ... Willie Soke
Kathy Bates ... Sunny Soke
Tony Cox ... Marcus Skidmore
Christina Hendricks ... Diane Hastings
Brett Kelly ... Thurman Merman
Ryan Hansen ... Regent Hastings
Jenny Zigrino ... Gina De Luca
Jeff Skowron ... Dorfman
Cristina Rosato ... Alice
Mike Starr ... Jolly Santa
Octavia Spencer ... Opal
Ranee Lee Ranee Lee ... Choirmaster
Selah Victor ... Breast Feeding Mom
Lombardo Boyar ... Valet Boss
Dean Hagopian Dean Hagopian ... Costume Greeter
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Storyline

It's the most wonderful time of the year again, and the not-in-the-slightest reformed safe-cracker Willie Soke is breathing the air of freedom once more, failing miserably to keep himself afloat thirteen whole years after his last achievements. Still addicted to alcohol and at the end of his tether, Soke will reluctantly accept his former sidekick Marcus' truce and his daring plan for another Yuletide caper--this time targeting a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. However, as Willie slips back into his Santa's red suit again, much to his disappointment, he will discover that another partner in crime is also eager to join in the heist: his desperate for cash estranged mother, Sunny. Can Willie work around his mummy issues, especially now that the closest thing to family, Thurman Merman, comes to town for a visit? Written by Nick Riganas

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No one's better suited to be this bad. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Santa 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,176,680, 25 November 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,782,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,079,268
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Dolby Digital

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Color (ACES)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brett Kelly was slimmer after becoming an adult, but purposely gained more than 40 pounds to reprise his role as Thurman. Brett consumed many smoked meat sandwiches in Montreal, where the film was shot, to quickly obtain the desired weight. See more »

Goofs

The film's story takes place less than a week before Christmas, but Sunny is shown watching TV from a toilet because she doesn't want to miss the finale of "The Bachelor." A fall edition of "The Bachelor" has not aired since 2007, and whenever it was on in the fall, the finale was in late November. In fact, "The Bachelor" has never aired in December. See more »

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Willie: Life sucks a big giant dick, kid. But you're a fucking man now and you gotta face up to it. Welcome to the shit show.
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References Total Divas (2013) See more »

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Nocturne In E Flat Major, Op.9 No.2
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Craig Richey
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Basically a remake of the original but I did laugh quite a bit. Not as good as the first one at all but worth seeing.
25 February 2017 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"It's starting to feel like Christmas." Willie Soke (Thornton) has been living a whiskey filled existence since the double cross he experienced during Christmas a few years ago. When his old partner shows up and wants him to get back into the game he agrees because… he's Willie. After realizing that their new partner is his mother (Bates) he second guesses the entire thing, but the chance of stealing millions changes his mind. Everything is going to plan, until Thurman shows up. This is a movie that I changed my opinion on after watching the special features, which never happens. While watching it I did laugh, but it was basically the exact same movie as the first one. No twists were surprising and even most of the jokes were reused. I loved the first one and did enjoy this but kept thinking, this is just another sequel that seemed to be made to make money off a name and that's it. While watching the features Billy Bob said that this is a movie made for fans of the original. He said the movie was made with them in mind and if they get new fans that's great but it wasn't the goal of the film. After hearing that context I have to think the movie did what it set out to do. That being said, if you liked the first one you will like this as well, nothing new but just a funny movie with heart that is worth your time. Overall, basically a remake of the original, but I did laugh quite a bit. Not as good as the first one at all but worth seeing if you are a fan of the first one. I give this a B-.


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