Santa Claus: The Movie

Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

You'd better watch out! This year he REALLY IS coming to town.

  • Genre: Family, Fantasy, Adventure
  • Release Date: 1985-10-29
  • User Rating: 6.333/10 from 215 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jeannot Szwarc
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From 215 Ratings


The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the 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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  • 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
  • Shannon Spruill

    as Bratty Kid at Ballet Class (uncredited)
Production Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Sound Henry Mancini Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Bob Ringwood Costume Design
Camera Arthur Ibbetson Director of Photography
Sound Robert Hathaway Music Editor
Writing David Newman Screenplay
Writing David Newman Story
Directing Jeannot Szwarc Director
Costume & Make-Up Paul Engelen Makeup Artist
Sound David Crozier Sound Mixer
Camera David Worley Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Stuart Freeborn Makeup Artist
Art Tim Hutchinson Supervising Art Director
Art Malcolm Stone Art Direction
Art Eddie Fowlie Property Master
Editing Les Healey Assistant Editor
Art Anthony Pratt Production Design
Production Ilya Salkind Producer
Production Pierre Spengler Producer
Sound Don Sharpe Sound Editor
Sound Archie Ludski Sound Editor
Writing Leslie Newman Story
Editing Peter Hollywood Editor
Costume & Make-Up Colin Jamison Hairdresser
Production Vincent Winter Production Supervisor
Art John Hoesli Art Direction
Camera Trevor Coop Camera Operator
Directing David Lane Second Unit Director
Camera Bob Penn Still Photographer
Crew Pat Garrett Choreographer
Camera Wally Byatt Camera Operator
Art John Paterson Construction Manager
Production Robert Simmonds Associate Producer
Production Anne Henderson Casting
Directing Derek Cracknell First Assistant Director
Production John Trehy Production Accountant
Directing Pamela Carlton Script Supervisor
Art Stephenie McMillan Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Penny Shawyer Makeup Artist
Art Don Dossett Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Patrick Wheatley Wardrobe Master
Production Chris Coles Production Manager
Camera John Morgan Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Jan Jamison Hairdresser
Costume & Make-Up Elaine Bowerbank Hairdresser
Editing Beverley Lamb Assistant Editor
Sound Rocky Phelan Sound Editor
Camera Jeff Paynter Camera Operator
Production Pauline Coutelenq Production Executive
Editing Margaret Thompson Assistant Editor