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If you like Allen, you'll enjoy this lightweight holiday comedy about divorced workaholic dad Scott Calvin and eight-year-old son Charlie (Lloyd). Seems Santa injures himself falling off the Calvin roof and dad winds up putting on Santa's suit. But as it turns out when you put on Santa's suit, you become Santa, including a noticeable weight gain, a fluffy beard, and all those reindeer and elves to deal with (but where's Mrs. Claus?).

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Available on Running time 97 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Christmas, Dads, Parenthood, Mistaken Identity, Divorce, Flatulence
Screenplay
Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick
Cast
Tim Allen, Eric Lloyd, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, David Krumholtz, Mary Gross
Cinematography
Walt Lloyd
Director
John Pasquin
Music
Michael Convertino
Producer
Jeffrey Silver, Robert Newmyer, Brian Reilly, Hollywood Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures

Awards

Blockbuster 1995: Male Newcomer, T. (Allen).

Visitor Reviews

The Santa Clause
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Stacey

The fun, Christmas comedy The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen came out in the year 1994 with a run time of 97 minutes. The Santa Clause is a great movie for children to watch around the holidays, not to mention its rated PG. The Santa Clause is about a divorced father with the name of Scott Calvin. He’s a nice guy but a huge workaholic. He has a young son with the name of Charlie. Scott gets a visitor on his roof one Christmas Eve night. Charlie gets all excited and runs out to see whom he believes is Santa Claus. Sure enough, it is! The only bad part is that Santa falls off the roof and disappears. The only thing left is his Santa suit and his eight reindeer. Charlie talks Scott into putting on the suit and before you know it, the two are flying all over delivering presents and end up at the North Pole later that night! Soon Scott starts growing a fluffy white beard, gains weight, and has sudden cravings for junk food. Since he put on the Santa suit, Scott is now Santa Claus! There’s just one problem, how is his family going to believe him!

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Nicholle

Tim Allen does an exceptional job in his role in "The Santa Claus". He portrays a middle-aged divorced man who is trying to have a wonderful Christmas with his son. Throughout the movie Tim Allen does a good job transitioning from a grumpy guy into a very high-spirited Santa Claus. The cool effects of the North Pole and Santa's sled make you feel more apart of it! It is a good movie that the whole family could sit down and watch. Also, the whole process of seeing Tim Allen adjust from turning into the average joe into Ol' Saint Nick is very humorous. There are many funny scenes and jokes that are suitable not only for kids, but also for the parents and adults that are watching. Overall a good and fun movie!