The Santa Clause(1994)

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Synopsis

Television sitcom star Tim Allen made his big screen debut with this light, family-friendly holiday comedy. Allen stars as Scott Calvin, the divorced dad of Charlie (Eric Lloyd). Scott is distressed to learn that his ex-wife Laura (Wendy Crewson) and Charlie's psychiatrist stepfather Neal (Judge Reinhold) have informed his son that there is no Santa Claus. While a sullen Charlie visits his dad on Christmas Eve, a noise on the roof brings them outside, where Scott startles the intruder, who tumbles from the roof. It turns out that there is a Santa after all, and Scott has just accidentally killed him. Because of a legal technicality known as the Santa clause, Scott inherits the jolly old elf's job. As the next year passes, Scott rapidly gains weight, grows a white beard and meets the elf Bernard (David Krumholtz) -- who is the one who really runs the North Pole -- while Charlie regains his Christmas spirit. However, Neal becomes concerned about Scott's sudden change in appearance and insistence that he's Santa, and he forces him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Director John Pasquin previously directed Allen in the TV series Home Improvement and would team with him again for Jungle 2 Jungle (1997).~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide
Television sitcom star Tim Allen made his big screen debut with this light, family-friendly holiday comedy. Allen stars as Scott Calvin, the divorced dad of Charlie (Eric Lloyd). Scott is distressed to learn that …
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In Cinemas

  • 8 December 1995

BBFC Rating

U

Genres

Comedy, Action/Adventure

Run Time

1 hour 47 minutes

Distributors

Walt Disney Studios Distribution

Box Office

$144,830,704.00

Director

John Pasquin

Director
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    When my daughter was very young and was a 'Believer' in Santa Claus, a miracle would happen every Christmas Eve: Santa would worm his way down our chimney and find time (despite his busy schedule) to consume the mince pies and glass of Irish Mist …more»