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Get Santa (2014)

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A father and son who team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.

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Christopher Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Broadbent ... Santa Claus
Rafe Spall ... Steve
Kit Connor ... Tom
Ewen Bremner ... PC Finkerton
Warwick Davis ... Sally
Stephen Graham ... Barber
Joanna Scanlan ... Ruth
Jodie Whittaker ... Alison
Nonso Anozie ... Knuckles
Matt King ... Brian
Perry Benson Perry Benson ... Jimbo
Joshua McGuire ... Tony
Bjarne Henriksen ... Lars
Hera Hilmar ... WPC Boyle
Mick Walter Mick Walter ... Entwhistle (as Michael Walter)
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A father and son who team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Both Jim Broadbent and Stephen Graham had roles in "Gangs of New York" (2002). See more »

Quotes

Steve: [to Santa, who claims to be the Real Santa Claus] Are you on medication? Or worse: are you NOT on medication?
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Connections

Featured in Film 2017: Episode dated 2 December 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck The Halls
Lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
Composed by John Thomas, John Jones Talhaiarn
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc., Under license to Universal Music Operations LTD.
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Not perfect, but one of the BEST X-mas tales in YEARS
5 January 2017 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Before we start our regularly schedule review, lets crate context.

In the early days of Hollywood, x-mas movies were an oddity. They were in the process of finding themselves. Films like Miracle on 34th Street 1946 and Its a Wonderful Life 1947 (offically an X-mas tale because the story takes place around X-mas) were the exception, not the rule.

Flash forward about 55 years or so and now you find that some countries (like Canada) have actually formed a cottage industry just turning out X-mas movies year after year, good story or bad, entertaining or not, just to feed the "maw" of the system. (Canada has even stooped so low as to remake a B--- version of Miracle on 34th Street 1946 ... apparently spurred on the US' horrific remake of the same film in 1994).

So, therein likes the issue. When X-mas movies become commoditized, it becomes a real challenge that break away from the homogeneous sludge that passes for holiday movies these days.

(Elf 2003 pulled it off -- wonderful and recommended).

This film is not going to win any awards, but it holds the attention and has some really marvellous comedy bits buried here and there. (The "Crazy Jimmy Claus routine is worth the whole movie.) Recommended.


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Language:

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Release Date:

12 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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$4,798,222
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