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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

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Trivia

Kathy Bates wore a wig while playing Mrs. Claus, which she removes when out of costume. Her real hair was short due to filming American Horror Story (2011) at the same time Bad Santa 2 (2016) was being shot. See more »

Goofs

The bartender tells Willie that smoking is not allowed in that establishment, yet there are ashtrays on the bar. See more »

Quotes

Diane: I'm a good girl, Mr. Cook. But sometimes I need to be bad.
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Connections

References Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015) See more »

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Lakmé - Flower Duet
Written by Léo Delibes
Courtesy of APM Music
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Billy Bob in a Santa suit. Thanks Santa!
24 December 2016 | by sanjin_9632See all my reviews

First of all, I loved the first one. My absolute favorite Christmas movie of all time. Most other Christmas movies are about magic and all that. How about some realism, dosed with cynicism, sarcasm, curses and other insults? Now that's what Christmas deserves and that's what we all deserve for Christmas.

Some of the comments referred to the first movie as *the original*. Not quite accurate, because this is no remake.

Two reasons I liked this one too:

  • Billy Bob & Tony Cox .. a dream combo .. foul mouthed and screwed up to the bone. I'd watch these guys just sit opposite each other and talk trash to each other for days.


And one more thing: Of course this movie can't beat the first one. Also, it doesn't need to. It's fun. That's what any holiday should be about. I had fun watching it. Merry Christmas!

6.4/10


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