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Santa Claus: The Movie

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Action/Adventure, Family, SciFi/Fantasy
Release Date:November 29, 1985
Running time:107 minutes
Cast:Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston, Burgess Meredith, Judy Cornwell
Director:Jeannot Szwarc
Producer:Ilya Salkind, Pierre Spengler
Writer:David Newman, Leslie Newman
Distributor:TriStar Pictures

Description: After introducing how Santa and Mrs. Claus came to the North Pole and began their work delivering toys at Christmas time, this routine children's film segues into a story about an evil corporate magnate (John Lithgow). One of Santa's elves (Dudley Moore) goes to work for the nasty tycoon and invents a wild array of far-out toys. Then there is a little boy who does not believe in Santa Claus and a girl who finds out about the toymaker's plans to defraud his company. Santa's reindeer are a little under the weather, not to mention Santa himself. This labyrinth of subplots quickly draws attention away from the story, wherever it is.~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

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