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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 ...
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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.
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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Many critics said, "Bah, humbug" to this 1994 live-action fantasy, but it made believers out of millions of enchanted viewers. Tim Allen, the Golden Globe-winning star of Home Improvement, launched his film career with this heartwarming fantasy. Allen stars as Scott Calvin, a divorced toy company executive who rediscovers his Christmas spirit when he reluctantly agrees to take over as Santa when the Big Guy falls from his roof. Viewing Calvin's considerable weight gain and new flowing white beard as mere peculiarities, his ex-wife and her new husband (a psychiatrist) think he is delusional and move to end his custody of his adoring young son. In addition, Calvin has to deal with the officious top elf, Bernard, portrayed by David Krumholtz with scene-stealing glee. The fantastic special effects bring to life a bustling North Pole and reveal how Santa magically goes about his business. While The Santa Clause has long been a perennial bestseller on VHS, the DVD edition is a definite home (video) improvement. Among the fun supplemental features is the game "Santa's Helper," in which players guide Santa's sleigh. In another delicious segment, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck cooks up "Santa Snacks."
All Movie Guide - Matthew Tobey
While the premise about a man accidentally killing Kris Kringle suggests a dark comedy, at its core The Santa Clause is a mostly straightforward holiday comedy. Choosing a role that virtually plays itself, the film was a smart choice for Tim Allen, making his transition from the small screen to the big one. Playing Scott Calvin never demands Allen to overreach, leaving the audience more than satisfied with his performance. But the film was never meant as a showcase for anyone's acting chops, and it's the clever and heartwarming script that makes it an overall winner. Beyond the concept, there are a handful of genuinely funny moments as Calvin struggles with the fact that, like it or not, he's the new Santa. Likewise, the family story line is touching without being too sappy. While it might have been interesting to see The Santa Clause in the hands of a cast and crew that could give it an edge and some bite, the end product here is a more than adequate offering for the whole family.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2002
  • UPC: 786936195200
  • Original Release: 1994
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Allen Scott Calvin
Judge Reinhold Dr.Neal Miller
Wendy Crewson Laura Calvin
Eric Lloyd Charlie Calvin
David Krumholtz Bernard
Peter Boyle Mr. Whittle
Larry Brandenburg Det. Nunzio
Mary Gross Ms. Daniels
Paige Tamada Judy
Judith Scott Susan
Jayne Eastwood Waitress
Zachary McLemore Bobby
Joyce Guy Principal Compton
Jesse Collins Ad Executive
Steve Vinovich Dr. Novos
Tabitha Lupien Ballet Girl
Lachlan Murdoch Fax Kid
Dennis O'Connor Mailman
Scott Wickware Malone
Gene Mack Newman
Jack Newman Santa In Street
Michael Caruana Officer #1
Brian Reilly Tinsel Man
Gordon Masten Desk Sergeant
Philip Williams Sharpshooter
Chris Benson Fireman
John Pasquin Santa #6
Lawrence Nakamura Japanese Businessman
Frank Welker Voice Only
Kerrigan Maham Voice Only
Bob Dermer Puppet Punch
Ron Hartmann Judge
Technical Credits
Bill Elvin Director
John Pasquin Director
Richard Baker Executive Producer
Caroline Baron Co-producer
Leo Benvenuti Screenwriter
Larry Bock Editor
Michael Convertino Score Composer
David Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Elinor Rose Galbraith Set Decoration/Design
Christy Garland Consultant/advisor
Alec Gillis Makeup Special Effects
Inge Klaudi Makeup
Walt Lloyd Cinematographer
James McAteer Art Director
Rick Messina Executive Producer
James Miller Executive Producer
Robert Newmyer Producer
Carol Ramsey Costumes/Costume Designer
Brian Reilly Producer
Renee Rousselot Casting
Steve Rudnick Screenwriter
Douglas Ryan Camera Operator
Jeffrey Silver Producer
Carol Spier Production Designer
John E. Sullivan Special Effects
William W. Wilson III Co-producer
Tom Woodruff Jr. Makeup Special Effects
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  • Posted December 7, 2011

    The Best Movie in the World

    Stars: ***** Everybody loves a funny, family movie with Santa falling off the roofs and talking reindeer! In this movie Tim Allen, the star of the show, hates Christmas. That all starts to change after he scares Santa Clause, who ends up falling off a roof! Watch how this ¿Grinch¿ turns into Santa and ends up saving Christmas with the help of some special friends. This is a spectacular movie because it is family oriented, you don¿t want to look away, and most of all, it is adventuress. Tim Allen (Scott in the movie) is an ill-spirited father who only cares about himself and money. His son, Charlie, would rather be at his mom¿s for Christmas than at his dad¿s. This movie is so amazing because Scott changes so much and he finally realizes what a blessing Charlie is. They bond throughout the movie and help my siblings and I see how lucky we are to have two loving parents. It also helped us realize that on Christmas morning, the best thing is being with your family and not just getting presents. After watching this movie, it brought my family even closer together over the holidays. This movie is easy enough for younger kids to understand, but interesting enough to keep the parents hooked. That is why this is such a family oriented movie. It is also the reason that The Santa Clause is our family¿s favorite movie! On Christmas Eve, Scott and Charlie hear noises on the roof. After running outside in only his underwear and a T-shirt, Scott yells at Santa who promptly falls off the roof and disappears. After putting on Santa on Santa¿s suit and climbing into his sled, Charlie convinces his father to go and deliver the rest of the presents and save Christmas for those kids. Scott grudgingly agrees, but only because he thinks that he is dreaming. He has some troubles while inside the houses. For instance, he is delivering a kyat, and he ends up knocking down the family¿s Christmas tree and all their candles. After all the work is done, Scott returns to the sleigh only wishing to go home. But the reindeer have different ideas. The reindeer take Scott and his son Charlie for an adventuress night at the North Pole where he finally begins to realize what he has gotten himself into. All these events happen all in a few minutes and this movie is so action packed that you don¿t want to look away. The movie is never boring and interesting! That is another one of the many reasons that this flick is so great! ¿It is all make-believe¿, Scott keeps telling himself after he wakes up peacefully in his bed. ¿It was only a dream!¿. But the changes that come in his life are indescribable, unexpected, and not easily hidden. Scott gains 45 pounds in 1 week. His hair turns white and his beard will not stop growing. He is more cheerful and he can tell whether little girls and boys are naughty or nice. His ex-wife thinks he is crazy and takes Charlie away from him. Only the magic of Christmas could pull this family back together, make them believe, and save Christmas again. This is my favorite movie because I can watch it with my whole family. We all love the movie and we all laugh the whole way through. It has so much action and we just can¿t look away. It is so adventuress and random and that just makes the movie all the better. I rate this movie at 5 stars. But don¿t take my option for it! Go and watch this movie yourself!!! You won¿t regret it. You might want to watch out for farting reindeer though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    The acting in this movie was terrible. If I had a DVD copy or a VHS copy of this movie , I would use it as a door stopper and not to view. Buy The Santa Clause 2 It's Better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie was about capturing magic, not money.

    I don't celebrate Christmas but if I did, this is what Christmas would be like. The people who made this film truly imparted that sense of magic you see on the face of a small child who still believes in Santa Claus. If you don't believe in Santa Claus, the North Pole and Christmas, this movie makes you want to believe. I watch it year after year and never lose that sense of joy and magic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Movie for the Hollidays!

    Everyone in our family loves to watch this movie. Great for Young and Oldsters too. A wounderful Holliday treat!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love this movie

    I love this movie! It's one of my favorite Christmas movies. Tim Allen plays a wonderful Santa Clause!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Do You Believe??

    This movie makes you want to believe in Santa Clause again. My husband and I watch it every holiday season; and no we don't have children. Tim Allen is wonderful. There are only one or two glimpses of his sitcom character.

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