When Santa Claus gets killed in a freak accident after being startled on the rooftop of a house, it looks like Christmas is ruined. But fortunately, just before his death, the jolly, gift-giver passed the torch to ad executive Scott Calvin (Tim Allen), who finishes the job of bestowing holiday cheer on all. When he finally reaches on the North Pole, however, Scott learns that he can't give up the job -- he's become the next Santa Claus. (THAT'S the Santa Clause!). Scott returns home, only to find himself slowly changing into the pudgy, white-haired old man so beloved of children... and to find that everyone around him considers him utterly and completely mad.
Judge Reinhold - American Actor
Edward Ernest Reinhold Jr. - American Actor
Peter Boyle - American Actor
David Krumholtz - American Actor, NUMB3RS
Tim Allen - American actor/comedian, Home Improvement/THE SANTA CLAUSE
Timothy Allen Dick - American actor/comedian, Home Improvement/THE SANTA CLAUSE
Mary Gross - American Actress, A MIGHTY WIND
John Pasquin - Director, Home Improvement/THE SANTA CLAUSE
Wendy Crewson - Actress
Eric Lloyd - Child Actor
Walt Lloyd - Director Of Photography, THE LIBRARIAN: RETURN TO KING SOLOM
Feature film debut for TV star and comedian Tim Allen. Additional credits: Chris Danton (unit production manager), Alan Edmisten, Michael Johnson, & Marcel Saumure (assistant directors), Carolyn Soper (visual effects producer), Nikki Amorosino (special effects), and Barry R. Koper (key makeup). BBFC rated U by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...A clever, entertaining children's film with a realistic edge and a minimum of seasonal mush....[Leads Allen] to bright prospects on the big screen..." - 11/11/1994 New York Times, p.C24
"...There's a real edge to this picture, yet it doesn't cut out the youngsters who will find so much to embrace in this genuinely imaginative work with its amazing special effects and an enchantingly realized -- and immense -- Santa's workshop kingdom..." - 11/11/1994 Los Angeles Times, p.F10
"...THE SANTA CLAUSE is often a clever and amusing movie, and there's a lot of fresh invention in it..." - 11/11/1994 Chicago Sun-Times, p.41