Fred Claus

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Overview

Santa's black-sheep brother gets a much-needed shot at redemption in this holiday comedy reuniting actor Vince Vaughn and director David Dobkin Clay Pigeons, Wedding Crashers. It's not easy being the brother of a benevolent and beloved saint, and no one knows that better than Fred Claus Vaughn. After struggling for years to live up to the example set by his younger sibling Nicholas Paul Giamatti, Fred has finally given up. These days Fred is working as a repo man taken to stealing the items he repossesses, and ...
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Overview

Santa's black-sheep brother gets a much-needed shot at redemption in this holiday comedy reuniting actor Vince Vaughn and director David Dobkin Clay Pigeons, Wedding Crashers. It's not easy being the brother of a benevolent and beloved saint, and no one knows that better than Fred Claus Vaughn. After struggling for years to live up to the example set by his younger sibling Nicholas Paul Giamatti, Fred has finally given up. These days Fred is working as a repo man taken to stealing the items he repossesses, and his shady tactics have just landed him in jail. While Mrs. Claus vehemently insists that Fred fend for himself, Nicholas refuses to sit idly by as his brother rots in jail and agrees to set bail if Fred will repay the debt by coming to the North Pole and help make toys for the upcoming Christmas season. But Fred isn't nearly as productive as your average elf, and he's got quite an attitude to boot. With Christmas fast approaching and Fred threatening to sideline Nicholas' entire finely tuned operation, the brother that always struggled to get out from under his sibling's substantial shadow finds out just how far the patience of a saint can be pushed before jolly old Santa reaches his breaking point.
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Special Features

Commentary by Director David Dobkin; Over 25 Minutes of Merry Additional Scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2008
  • UPC: 085391139577
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 42,064

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vince Vaughn Fred Claus
Paul Giamatti Nick (Santa) Claus
John Michael Higgins Willie
Miranda Richardson Annette Claus
Rachel Weisz Wanda
Kathy Bates Mother Claus
Trevor Peacock Papa Claus
Chris "Ludacris" Bridges DJ Donnie
Elizabeth Banks Charlene
Kevin Spacey Clyde
Jeremy Swift Bob Elf
Elizabeth Berrington Linda Elf
Rio Hackford Leon
Bobb'e J. Thompson Slam
Alan Corduner Dr. Goldfarb
Jordon Hull Young Fred (6 yrs old)
Liam James Young Fred (12 yrs old)
Theo Stevenson Young Nick (6 yrs old)
Allison Sparrow Girl w/ Plasma TV
Fern Zimmerman Caroler
Danny McCarthy Salvation Army Santa
Keith Kupferer Salvation Army Santa
Craig J. Harris Jermaine Santa
Pete McCabe Scary Thug
Jonathan Cullen Guard
Wesley Chu Bonsai Chef
Claudia Michelle Wallace Child Services Agent
Guy Massey Child Services Agent
Gabriel Pimentel Head Secret Service Elf
Hassan Chikhaoui Secret Service Elf
Vitalie Babara Secret Service Elf
Morgane Monjauze Molly Gordon
Caden Niewolny Timmy Jackson
Angela Curran Old Woman Elf
Celia Henebury Girl Elf
Justin McEwen Orphange Kid
Tyler Kelley Orphange Kid
Dylan Minnette Orphange Kid
Anne White Midwife
Patrick Zielinski Cab Driver
William Dick Group Leader
Frank Stallone Frank Stallone
Roger Clinton Roger Clinton
Stephen Baldwin Stephen Baldwin
Jean-Yves Thual Mission Control Elf
Michael Mbhele DJ Donnie's Movements
Burn Gorman Elf
Orlando Seale Elf
Charles Condou Elf
Melody Hollis Timmy Jackson's Sister
Mike Bacarella Wanda's Neighbor
Bert Matias Eskimo
Rusty Goffe Elf/Frosty Bar Man
Pete Bonner Bonner Elf
Tamara Aranovskaya Elf
Natalia Avraimova Elf
Irina Cheplyshkina Elf
Shamil Galeev Elf
Afiya Izmailova Elf
Anton Khardarkevich Elf
Zinaida Khardarkevich Elf
Viktor Kharur Elf
Zinaida Kharuk Elf
Tatyana Kutaleva Elf
Tatiana Lakhmytkina Elf
Valentina Lipen Elf
Vano Miranyan Elf
Nadezda Miranova Elf
Tetyana Moskalenko Elf
Andriy Nagiyen Elf
Firaya Nutfullina Elf
Alexander Pavlov Elf
Tatiana Pavlova Elf
Antanina Satsura Elf
Nadiia Shchava Elf
Svetlana Shishkevich Elf
Galina Shurygina Elf
Irina Skrinichenko Elf
Nina Sorokoletova Elf
Victor Sovpenets Elf
Veronika Starostina Elf
Inna Sushkova Elf
Mykola Yevdokymov Elf
Alexey Zalatin Elf
Don Goodman Money Donor
Ramona Giambalvo Money Donor
Christ Kopoulos Money Donor
Jeannette Francis Money Donor
Patrick Morris Money Donor
Douglas Colber Singer
Beth Kondrat Singer
Debra Congram Singer
Erich K. Kurschat Singer
Deanna Edgerson Singer
Anthony D. Potempa Singer
Robert H. Frenier Singer
Paul E. Reineck Singer
Johanna K. Hauki Singer
Julie Simms Singer
Tracy M. Snell Slam's Adoptive Mother
Kiara Allyce Greene Slam's Adoptive Sister
Antinko Zanjelo Waddell Slam's Adoptive Father
Alastair King Conductor
Technical Credits
David Dobkin Director, Producer
Roz Abery Makeup Special Effects
Remi Adefarasin Cinematographer
Jane Alderman Casting
Vanessa Bastyan Makeup Special Effects
Gary Baugh Art Director
Lisa Beach Casting
Christophe Beck Score Composer
Brian Best Makeup Special Effects
David Brighton Special Effects Supervisor
Richard Brown Special Effects
Joe Bucaro III Stunts
Rodney Burke Special Effects
Sophia Burnage Makeup
Alex Cameron Art Director
Allan Cameron Production Designer
Patrick Caulfield Costumes/Costume Designer
Les Child Choreography
Judy Chin Makeup
Tony Christian Stunts
Helen Christie Makeup Special Effects
Jonathan Clark Camera Operator
Maria Cook Makeup Special Effects
Neil Corbould Special Effects Supervisor
George Cottle Jr. Stunts
Samantha Cousins Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Crawley Special Effects
David Darby Makeup Special Effects
Julie Dartnell Makeup
Louise Day Makeup Special Effects
Gemma De Vecchi Makeup Special Effects
Ryan Evans Special Effects
Ray Ferguson Special Effects Supervisor
Simon Finney Camera Operator
Dan Fogelman Original Story, Screenwriter
Curt Frisk Sound Mixer
Zachary Gannaway Camera Operator
Peter Glossop Sound Mixer, Sound/Sound Designer
Hannah Glossop Costumes/Costume Designer
Molly June Gordon Consultant/advisor
Claire Green Makeup Special Effects
Peter Hannan Costumes/Costume Designer
Stuart Heath Special Effects
Lil Heyman Production Manager
Steve Hiller Camera Operator
Paul Hitchcock Executive Producer
Andy Hunt Makeup Special Effects
Sam Ives Makeup Special Effects
Craig Jackson Art Director
Duncan Jarman Makeup Special Effects
Jina Jay Casting
Buxton Jayne Makeup
Becky Johnson Makeup Special Effects
Michael Jones Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry Jones Makeup Special Effects
Reza Karim Makeup Special Effects
Sarah Katzman Casting
Poppy Kay Makeup Special Effects
Alleyne Kirbey-Davies Costumes/Costume Designer
Jonathan Klahr Makeup Special Effects
Marjuska Kortelainen Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank R. Krenmuller Special Effects
Dion Lam Action Director
Aimée Lippert Makeup
Mark Livolsi Editor
Ray Lovell Special Effects
Susan MacKenzie Costumes/Costume Designer
Ivan Manzella Makeup Special Effects
Helen Marchfield Makeup
Ross Martucci Makeup
Eileen McCahill Costumes/Costume Designer
Jonathan McGarry Asst. Director
Sukari McGill Costumes/Costume Designer
Martin McLaughlin Special Effects Supervisor
Mickey Murray Production Manager
Jessie Nelson Original Story, Producer
Katie Newitt Makeup Special Effects
David Obermeyer Sound Mixer
Suzi Ostos Makeup
Lynne Page Choreography
Gina Panno Costumes/Costume Designer
Don J. Parsons Special Effects
David Poole Special Effects
Robin Pritchard Makeup Special Effects
Karen Purvis Makeup Special Effects
Lee Rider Special Effects
John J. Rigden Special Effects
Demetris Robinson Makeup Special Effects
Kevin Rogan Special Effects
Morag Ross Makeup
Kerry Sanders Set Decoration/Design
Neal Scanlan Makeup Special Effects
Robin Schoonaraad Makeup Special Effects
Anna Sheppard Costumes/Costume Designer
Maralyn Sherman Makeup
Colin Shulver Makeup Special Effects
Amber Sibley Makeup Special Effects
Joel Silver Producer
Mike Stallion Art Director
Tim Stracey Special Effects
Bruce A. Strong Special Effects
Chiu Yau Tang Consultant/advisor
Sui Wa Tang Consultant/advisor
Edward Tise Sound Mixer
Colin Umpelby Special Effects
Jean Vanko Costumes/Costume Designer
Vince Vaughn Co-producer
Tristan Versluis Makeup Special Effects
Kevin Walker Makeup Special Effects
Anne Marie Walters Special Effects
Chan Chi Wan Costumes/Costume Designer
Steven Warner Special Effects Supervisor
Lisa Westcott Makeup
Joshua Weston Makeup Special Effects
Andrew Williams Special Effects Supervisor
Joe "Jody" Williams Camera Operator
Ben Fox Wilson Camera Operator
Kenny Wilson Makeup Special Effects
Steve Wojick Camera Operator
Phil Woodfine Makeup Special Effects
Nick Woolage Sound Mixer
Kin Mo Yeung Consultant/advisor
Tin Hung Yick Consultant/advisor
Alan Young Special Effects Supervisor
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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Fred Claus
1. Sibling Saga [:00]
2. Your Pal Fred [:00]
3. Birthday Surprise [:01]
4. Deal Deadline [:00]
5. Rampaging Santas [:00]
6. Brotherly Tough Love [:00]
7. Leaving Time [6:50]
8. Sleigh Ride [1:50]
9. Secret Service Elves [3:31]
10. Naughty Or Nice [3:02]
11. Not-So-Good News [3:09]
12. Change The Song [4:25]
13. Family Feed Feud [2:19]
14. Willie Can Dance [3:01]
15. Into The Shredder [3:11]
16. Family Intervention [4:22]
17. Little Tree's Stamp [3:25]
18. Snow Brawl [6:12]
19. Strike Three [3:49]
20. Siblings Anonymous [4:40]
21. Only A Claus [4:28]
22. Delivery Ups and Downs [4:30]
23. Gift Exchange [4:12]
24. Clyde's Secret [4:01]
25. Best Big Brother [2:12]
26. Company Car [5:10]
27. The Family Way [5:54]
28. End Credits [5:35]
Disc #1, Side B -- Fred Claus
1. Sibling Saga [:00]
2. Your Pal Fred [:00]
3. Birthday Surprise [:01]
4. Deal Deadline [:00]
5. Rampaging Santas [:00]
6. Brotherly Tough Love [:00]
7. Leaving Time [6:50]
8. Sleigh Ride [1:50]
9. Secret Service Elves [3:31]
10. Naughty Or Nice [3:02]
11. Not-So-Good News [3:09]
12. Change The Song [4:25]
13. Family Feed Feud [2:19]
14. Willie Can Dance [3:01]
15. Into The Shredder [3:11]
16. Family Intervention [4:22]
17. Little Tree's Stamp [3:25]
18. Snow Brawl [6:12]
19. Strike Three [3:49]
20. Siblings Anonymous [4:40]
21. Only A Claus [4:28]
22. Delivery Ups and Downs [4:30]
23. Gift Exchange [4:12]
24. Clyde's Secret [4:01]
25. Best Big Brother [2:12]
26. Company Car [5:10]
27. The Family Way [5:54]
28. End Credits [5:35]
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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- Fred Claus
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Disc #1, Side B -- Fred Claus
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Commentary With Director David Dobkin
         Commentary Subtitles
            English (For The Hearing Impaired)
            Subtitles: Off
   Scene Selections
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
         Français
         Español
      Subtitles
         English (For The Hearing Impaired)
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great

    The story is a little choppy in the first half, but that's more than compensated for once the plot gets off the ground. The scene at the end around the giant snow globe is among the most touching I've ever seen (especially if you're a parent; there is a beautiful metaphor there that all parents will recognize). I have purchased the soundtrack mostly for the Sinead O'Connor version of Silent Night in that stunning scene, but the rest of the music is right on as well. And best of all, there is very little for a parent to be embarrassed about while watching with the kids.<BR/><BR/>Paul Giamatti is superb in this movie - once again showing his amazing versatility - and Vince Vaughn is hilarious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Fred Claus

    I saw it the theaters and I had a blast with it. I was laughing the entire time though out the movie. I saw it with some friends of my for high school.

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