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Santa Claus - The Movie

This ambitious production tries to create the definitive Santa Claus, with elaborate sets and reindeer animatronics. Then the script places Saint Nick (David Huddleston) and his elf Patch (Dudley Moore) in a modern day misadventure with an unscrupulous toy maker (John Lithgow). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 28 Nov 1985
Video Release: 26 Oct 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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Santa Claus - The Movie is rated PG:

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Cast: Dudley Moore, John Lithgow
Studio: Starz/ Anchor Bay

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Why Is Santa Claus - The Movie Rated PG?

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