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Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

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The legend of Santa Claus is put in jeopardy when an unscrupulous toy manufacturer attempts to take over Christmas.

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Jeannot Szwarc

Writers:

David Newman (story), Leslie Newman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Moore ... Patch
John Lithgow ... B.Z.
David Huddleston ... Santa Claus
Burgess Meredith ... Ancient Elf
Judy Cornwell ... Anya Claus
Jeffrey Kramer ... Towzer
Christian Fitzpatrick Christian Fitzpatrick ... Joe
Carrie Kei Heim Carrie Kei Heim ... Cornelia
John Barrard ... Dooley
Anthony O'Donnell ... Puffy
Melvyn Hayes ... Goober
Don Estelle ... Groot
Tim Stern Tim Stern ... Boog
Peter O'Farrell ... Honka
Christopher Ryan ... Vout
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Storyline

This is the story of a master toymaker who discovers a magical kingdom of elves in the North Pole and becomes Santa Claus. But when Santa's eager-to-please elf Patch leaves the North Pole for the big streets of New York City, he becomes mixed up with a dastardly toy tycoon's plans to take over Christmas. And so begins Santa's adventure - to rescue his faithful elf and to save Christmas for all the children of the world! Written by Lionsgate

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This year he REALLY IS coming to town. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Santa Claus: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Norway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,647,160, 1 December 1985

Gross USA:

$23,717,291
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Ryan has a great deal of screen time but no lines. See more »

Goofs

Though the action for the 20th Century takes place in New York, all the police vehicles seen are generic black and whites. The New York Police throughout the 1980s were using the distinctive custom painted 'grabber' blue with white roof color scheme, which was something of an icon in itself when New York was portrayed on film during this period. See more »

Quotes

Santa Claus: How can I do so much in just one night?
Ancient Elf: Oh, yes, well know this: time travels with you. The night of the world is a passage of endless night for you, until your mission is done.
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Connections

Featured in The Best of John Barrard 1924-2013 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Christmas All Over the World
Performed by Sheena Easton
Produced by Keith Olsen (as Keith Olson)
Words and Music by Bill House and John Hobbs
Sheena Easton appears courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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David Huddleston is the greatest Santa in the world ever!
24 December 2001 | by intriguingub240See all my reviews

I've just seen the movie on TV with my kids for the umpteenth time.

The first hour of the film is great...it really puts me in the Christmas spirit. The rest of the film...well I can take it or leave it! By the way, David Huddleston who played Santa, is for me, the greatest Santa in the world ever, honestly.


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