Santa Claus: The Movie

Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

Guess who's coming to town!

  • Genre: Family, Fantasy, Adventure
  • Release Date: 1985-10-29
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 118 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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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.

Santa Claus: The Movie Trailer

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  • Dudley Moore

    as Patch
  • John Lithgow

    as B.Z.
  • David Huddleston

    as Santa Claus
  • Burgess Meredith

    as Ancient Elf
  • Judy Cornwell

    as Anya Claus
  • Jeffrey Kramer

    as Towzer
  • Christian Fitzpatrick

    as Joe
  • Carrie Kei Heim

    as Cornelia
  • John Barrard

    as Dooley
  • Anthony O'Donnell

    as Puffy
  • Melvyn Hayes

    as Goober
  • Don Estelle

    as Groot
  • Tim Stern

    as Boog
  • Christopher Ryan

    as Vout
  • Peter O'Farrell

    as Honka
  • Dickie Arnold

    as Goobler
  • Aimée Delamain

    as Storyteller
  • Dorothea Phillips

    as Miss Tucker
  • John Hallam

    as Grizzard, Chauffeur
  • Judith Morse

    as Miss Abruzzi
  • Jerry Harte

    as Senate Chairman
  • Paul Aspland

    as Reporter
  • Sally Cranfield

    as Reporter
  • Michael Drew

    as Reporter
  • Walter Goodman

    as Street Corner Santa
  • John Cassady

    as Wino
  • Ronald Fernee

    as Policeman
  • Michael A. Ross

    as Policeman
Production Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Sound Henry Mancini Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Bob Ringwood Costume Design
Camera Arthur Ibbetson Director of Photography
Writing David Newman Screenplay
Writing David Newman Story
Directing Jeannot Szwarc Director
Sound David Crozier Sound Mixer
Art Anthony Pratt Production Design
Production Ilya Salkind Producer
Production Pierre Spengler Producer
Writing Leslie Newman Story
Editing Peter Hollywood Editor
Camera Bob Penn Still Photographer
Production Robert Simmonds Associate Producer
Production Anne Henderson Casting
Directing Pamela Carlton Script Supervisor
Art Stephenie McMillan Set Decoration