Santa Claus: The Movie

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1985

"Is that some rain, dear?"Dudley Moore is subjected to more indignities with this uncalled-for film so dire there’s no humour to be had in its shortcomings. Burgess Meredith, Melvyn Hayes, Don Estelle, Christopher ‘Mike’ Ryan and John ‘Mallens’ Hallam are also implicated. Sheena Easton and the immortal Kaja provide the soundtrack.

TV CREAM SAYS: "THE SUIT'S GONE BACK TO BURTON'S!"

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3 Responses to “Santa Claus: The Movie”

  1. Richard Davies says:

    For years this was shown on TV via a shockingly grainly & miscoloured print, making it look 10-15 years older than it actually was.

    I remember it was really hyped up on release but flopped badly at the box office.

    It’s probably paid back the production costs by being shown on every other Xmas period, & it looks like they can afford a decent transfer from the master reel.

  2. If ever a film ‘Scrooged’ both its stars and its audience, it’s this one.

  3. Neil Carruthers says:

    Not having seen it for many years I was surprised to find that Santa was in fact the big Lebowski,David Huddlestone. ‘Do you speak English sir? Parla usted Inglese?’

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