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Santa Claus: The Movie 1985

  • Jeannot Szwarc
  • October 29, 1985
  • 108 mins
  • English
  • Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Guess Who's Coming To Town!
The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which Patch, the head elf, strikes out on his own and falls in with an evil toy manufacturer who wants to corner the market and eliminate Santa Claus.


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a pleasant origin story starr. John Lithgow as the main villain; hard to believe that John Carpenter was supposedly the original director but was rejected, I would've loved to see how it would turn out

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Sure it's uneven and too superhero like for a Santa Claus movie. However, it's magical and well acted. David Huddleston especially is great as Santa.

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