The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause

John Pasquin (1994)

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Our Score
Tim Allen made his feature debut in this engaging yuletide comedy, which is likely to appeal to the whole family and brims over with plenty of good ideas. The only trouble is, they are all stocking-fillers when what the action really needs is a couple of huge gift-wrapped set pieces. However, as the sceptic bound by the Claus clause, the Home Improvement star slips from Scrooge into Santa with some skill and is far more amiable than Arnold Schwarzenegger was as a similarly workaholic father in Jingle All the Way.


A grumpy divorced father faces a dilemma one Christmas Eve after accidentally startling Santa and causing him to fall to his death. The guilty man's only option is to put on the red suit, jump into the sleigh and finish the round himself, much to his son's delight. Fantasy comedy, starring Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd and David Krumholtz.

Cast & Crew

Scott Calvin Tim Allen
Neal Judge Reinhold
Laura Wendy Crewson
Charlie Eric Lloyd
Bernard David Krumholtz
Detective Nunzio Larry Brandenburg
Ms Daniels Mary Gross
Judy the Elf Paige Tamada
Mr Whittle Peter Boyle
Susan Judith Scott
Director John Pasquin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena Vista International UKAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama