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Bad Santa ()


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Castle works for a mafia don to solve the murder of a mob doctor. Esposito has dinner with Lanie and her parents.

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Cast

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Richard Castle
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Kate Beckett
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Martha Rodgers
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Javier Esposito
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Kevin Ryan
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Lanie Parish
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Alexis Castle
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Captain Victoria Gates
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Dino Scarpella
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Christopher Carlucci
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Det. McBride
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Jane Scarpella
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Rocco Carlucci
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Cyber Rita
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Luca Tessaro
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Dr. Deb Lander
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Dr. Walter Parish
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Melinda Parish
Georgi Jacobs ...
Stripper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sara Bezdrob Beers ...
Bartender (uncredited)
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Patron (uncredited)
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Dr. Eric Mercer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bill Roe

Written by

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Andrew W. Marlowe ... (creator) (creator)
 
Chad Gomez Creasey ... (written by) &
Dara Resnik ... (written by) (as Dara Resnik Creasey)
 
Adam Frost ... (staff writer)

Produced by

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Jim Adler ... supervising producer
David Amann ... executive producer
Armyan Bernstein ... executive producer
Rob Bowman ... executive producer
Chad Gomez Creasey ... supervising producer
Ashley Glazier ... associate producer
Howard Grigsby ... producer
Rob Hanning ... executive producer
Marc A. Kahn ... producer (as Marc Kahn)
Andrew W. Marlowe ... executive producer
Terri Edda Miller ... executive producer
Dara Resnik ... supervising producer (as Dara Resnik Creasey)
Christine Roum ... consulting producer
Lisa Schomas ... associate producer
Terence Paul Winter ... co-executive producer
Meredith Zamsky ... co-producer

Music by

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Robert Duncan

Cinematography by

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Daryn Okada ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Orlando Machado Jr.

Editorial Department

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Basuki Juwono ... assistant editor
Tony Smith ... final colorist
Mark Dennison ... on-line editor (uncredited)
Will Lawrence ... colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kendra Castleberry
Donna Rosenstein

Production Design by

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Alfred Sole

Art Direction by

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Robert W. Joseph ... (as Robert Joseph)

Set Decoration by

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Claire Kaufman

Costume Design by

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Luke Reichle

Makeup Department

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June Brickman ... department head makeup artist
Edward Morrison ... department head hair stylist

Production Management

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Stephen Bowman ... post-production supervisor
Nancy Sprow ... production supervisor
Meredith Zamsky ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Brian O'Kelley ... second assistant director
Nicole Rodgers ... second assistant director
Barry K. Thomas ... first assistant director
Gabriella Poli Vidal ... additional second assistant director (as Gabriella Poli)
D.J. Carter ... dga trainee (uncredited)

Art Department

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Amanda Bromberg ... set decoration buyer
Ann Calhoun ... coordinator
Tiffany Cowsill ... set dresser
Vincent DeSantis ... construction coordinator
Kate Fettis ... set decoration buyer
Paul Goggin ... art production assistant
Daniel R. Jennings ... set designer
Robert Scott Kyker ... property master (as Robert Kyker)
Sydnee Miller ... set decorating buyer
Glenn H. Roberts ... on-set dresser
Ryan Sanson ... set dresser
Tim Scheu ... leadman
Shawn Smithson ... set dresser
Arin Spencer ... set dresser (as Arin Ladish)
Lee Thomson ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Erik Altstadt ... sound utility
Jonathan Corona ... assistant sound editor
Scott Harber ... production sound mixer
Kurt Kassulke ... re-recording mixer
Todd Murakami ... sound effects editor
Robb Navrides ... supervising sound editor
Lyndsey Schenk ... foley cuer
Arno Stephanian ... foley mixer
Judah Getz ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Robert Calvert ... special effects coordinator (as Bob Calvert)

Visual Effects by

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Jon Howard ... visual effects producer: Encore
Mark Velazquez ... digital compositor
Michael Callahan ... compositor: Encore Hollywood (uncredited)
Mark Dennison ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Josh McGuire ... compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Gregory J. Barnett ... stunt coordinator
Michael H. Barnett ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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James Banfield ... best boy
Andrew Bikichky ... camera operator (as Andy Bikichky)
Stephen Collins ... camera operator
Graeme Dickson ... grip
Dave Egerstrom ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris Garcia ... b cam first ac
Mike Gentile ... digital loader: day player
Josh Hackney ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Jono Kouzouyan ... chief lighting technician
Timothy McCrary ... rigging/set lighting 2un
Kurt Pomerleau ... Lighting Console Programmer: Second Unit
Nick Pomerleau ... rigging electrician
Tony Sepian ... key grip
Charles Sparks ... electrician
James Banfield ... best boy electrician (uncredited)
Anthony Huljev ... rigging electrian (uncredited)
Ron P. Jaffe ... still photographer (uncredited)
Lance Oyabu ... best boy electric (uncredited)
Joseph T. Terranova ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Joseph D. Urbanczyk ... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Nicole Wilder ... still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Dawn Nygren ... casting assistant (uncredited)
Elana Staehli ... extras casting (uncredited)
Alexis Winter ... extras casting (uncredited)
Angela Young ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lisa Coffey ... set costumer
Caitlin Doolittle ... costume production assistant
Jennifer Dozier ... key costumer
Johnny Foam ... costume supervisor
Nancy Malone ... set costumer
Artemio Carpio ... set costumer (uncredited)
Stanley Moore ... key costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Eddie Merino ... key assistant location manager
George Shockley ... locations manager

Music Department

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Robert Duncan ... composer: theme music
Amber Funk ... music editor
Tricia Halloran ... music supervisor
Melyssa Hardwick ... executive in charge of music
Sean Pack ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Gabriel Dib ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Layla Minoui ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Kim Planert ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Tom Porter ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Rupert Cole ... dispatcher
Andy Spilkoman ... picture car coordinator
Jon Tardino ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Katelin Cusack ... production staff
Troy Dangerfield ... production assistant
Saray Deiseil ... production staff
Mauli Delaney ... production assistant
Harvey Fonda ... production staff
Chris Gutierrez ... production medic
Stephanie Hicks ... writer assistant
Amanda Johns ... story editor
Sheryl Johnson ... production accountant
Charlie Mosher ... production staff
Tricia Ronten ... script supervisor
Andrew Yeager ... production assistant
Holly Sortomme ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

When an ER physician is gunned down in the street, Castle and Beckett soon discover that the victim was a mob doctor to a Mafia family run by an old friend of Castle's. Also, against this backdrop of Christmas, Esposito and Lanie reach a defining moment in their relationship.

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Also Known As
  • Bad Santa (United States)
Runtime
  • 43 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Early in the episode, Castle mentions Beckett skipping her prom to crash a poetry slam, a fact about her he learned in "Smells Like Teen Spirit (2014)". See more »
Movie Connections References The Godfather (1972). See more »
Soundtracks Santa Claus Is Coming To Town See more »
Crazy Credits The main Castle title page has a festive flair. See more »
Quotes Kate Beckett: Since when do you follow rules?
Richard Castle: Since I'm the one who made them.
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