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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
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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The crew is back, and the con is on. 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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Trivia

Near the beginning of the film, Willie goes to throw up in an alley against a wall under a spot light, nearly mirroring the same shot from the first Bad Santa (2003). 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 »

Quotes

Jolly Santa: I'm going to have to ask you to watch your language when you're representing the suit.
Willie: And I'm going to have to ask you to suck my fucking dick.
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Connections

References Assassin's Creed: Chronicles (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Frosty The Snowman
Written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Ray Conniff
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Three Academy Award Winners are in this film
30 December 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE FILM. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM HONEST!

Don't get me wrong. The original "Bad Santa" is a film I love to watch. Today when we were watching it struck me that there were 3 Academy Award Winners in "Bad Santa 2" Kathy Bates Won Best Actress for "Misery" Octavia Spenser won Best Supporting Actress for "The Help". Billy Bob Thornton won An Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for "Sling-blade"

So why it is obvious all of them must of been paid well to do this film. Now I loved the original film. This film is okay but I will not go out of my way to watch it again!

In this film its been 10 years since the events of the original film. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) teams up with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is chubby and cheery and now grown-up Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke, who raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior.

There is some big laughs in this film. There is just not as many as the first one. I was disappointed because the first one was a laugh a minute! This film is RATED R so parents keep children away from this film.

KEEP IN MIND if you don't like crude behavior then don't watch this. This film is raunchy but I could not help but to laugh.


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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, 27 November 2016

Gross USA:

$17,782,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,079,268
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (ACES)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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