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The Santa Clause [1994] (1 disc)

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Director:John Pasquin
Writer:Leo Benvenuti
Steve Rudnick
Composer:Michael Convertino
Length:97 minutes
(1 hour 37 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Christmas
Sorting Category:Holiday
IMDB Rating:6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:79%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Kids
  • Comedy
  • Family
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Synopsis: Scott Calvin scares a mysterious stranger off of his roof and ends up with much much more than he could have imagined.


Reaction: The sacharine-sweet ending can be a bit much, but otherwise, this is a fun and enjoyable little flick.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
John Pasquin => Director
Leo Benvenuti => Writer
Steve Rudnick => Writer
Michael Convertino => Composer
Bob Dermer => Puppet Punch
David Krumholtz => Bernard the Elf
David Sparrow => Bobby's Dad
Eric Lloyd => Charlie Calvin
Frank Welker => Reindeers (voice)
Jayne Eastwood => Judy the Waitress
Judge Reinhold => Dr. Neil Miller
Judith Scott => Susan Perry
Kerrigan Mahan => Reindeers (voice)
Larry Brandenburg => Det. Nunzio
Mary Gross => Miss Daniels
Nina Keogh => Puppet Judy
Paige Tamada => Judy the Elf
Peter Boyle => Mr. Whittle
Tim Allen => Scott Calvin / Santa Claus
Wendy Crewson => Laura Calvin Miller

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • A scene was cut for being offensive. Tim Allen made a sarcastic remark in the movie including the line "1 800 Spank Me". When a child decided to call the number, it turned out to be a phone sex line. The child's mother's complaint had the scene cut.
  • The movie reveals that Santa Claus's favorite snack is cookies, and favorite drink is hot chocolate. The DVD released bonus material contains 3 recipes on how to make Santa's favorite pizza, cookies, and hot chocolate, and short videos demonstrating the cooking procedures.
  • The role of Scott Calvin/Santa Clause was written with Bill Murray in mind
  • Among the individuals seen on the first page of Santa's List are [?] Andre Agassi and [?] Armand Assante.
  • Scheduling conflicts with another film forced Chevy Chase to turn down the role of Scott Calvin/Santa Clause.
  • Elves are scattered throughout the movie in Scott and Charlie's world. The little blonde girl walking away from the window at the opening of the movie; the little boy putting his jacket on and wearing a red scarf as Scott and Charlie are led to their seat in Denny's; the girl walking behind the bench when Scott has kids lined up at Charlie's soccer game; the girl in the purple coat who walks by Scott and Charlie in the park when Scott wants Charlie to stop talking about the Santa Claus; and the attentive little boy in the blue turtleneck behind Charlie's desk during show and tell are all elves. They show up as a group at the end of the movie when Scott flies away from the Miller house, they are the kids who run and skip off.
  • When the kids scream, "Let him go! Let Santa go!" that is a reference to Miracle on 34th Street.
  • During his tour of the workshop, Scott Calvin tries out a tool belt shakes his head as if to indicate that tools aren't for him. This is a reference to Tim Allen's then-hit TV show, [Home Improvement] where his character's life (Tim "the tool man" Taylor) revolved around tools.
  • When Scott and Charlie are leaving the North Pole in the sleigh and pass by the moon; the moon has a distinct Mickey Mouse logo on it.
  • Tim Allen has a criminal record and Disney has a no hiring of ex-cons policy. An exception was made in this case.