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Fred Claus

It isn't easy being the brother of a big legend, so Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) doesn't even try. But when his life of crime lands him in jail, it is his sibling Santa (Paul Giamatti) who arranges to have him do his community service time at the North Pole. Still ungrateful, the black sheep plays in the workshop and leads the elves astray. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Theater Release: 08 Nov 2007
Video Release: 24 Nov 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
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When his father takes over for the Jolly Old Elf, a young boy faces the challenge of having Santa for a dad in The Santa Clause. A toy maker that towers above his coworkers discovers he is a human mistakenly brought to the North Pole. Wanting to find his birth family, Elf heads south to search out his parents.

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: 26 November 2008

Fred Claus comes to town on DVD with a sack full of additional scenes, an audio commentary by director David Dobkin and the movie’s trailer. Presented in widescreen, the disc offers audio tracks in Dolby Surround 5.1 (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

Fred Claus also decks the halls on Blu-ray. This format is trimmed with additional scenes, an audio commentary by director David Dobkin, a music video (Ludacrismas) and featurettes (Pause for Claus: Elves Tell All, Meet the Other Claus, Sibling Rivalry and Vince and Paul’s Fireside Chats). As well, there is a bonus disc presenting Fred Claus: Race to Save Christmas. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese), with subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Portuguese.

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