Overall Rank: 5190
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 218
Theatrical Release Date: 11/11/1994
Genre: Comedy, Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: John Pasquin
Actors: Tim Allen, Wendy Crewson, Judge Reinhold, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz, Peter Boyle
Plot: On Christmas Eve, a recently-divorced father startles an intruder on his roof who happens to look a lot like Santa. Before he knows it, due to a little-known clause, he becomes the new father of Christmas. -- Chris Kavan
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mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/19/2012
Turning the Santa Claus story on its head, this is a charming and heartwarming classic Christmas film - with some very genial acting from Tim Allen in one of his last great roles. Sadly, it spawned a number of lifeless sequels.
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TheWolf - wrote on 08/04/2007
Allen plays Scott Calvin (initials SC, fate perhaps?), a cynical toy executive who's a neglectful father. On Christmas Eve, his ex-wife Laura drops off their son Charlie. In the middle of the night, Scott hears someone on the roof. When he investigates, a man dressed as Santa Clause falls to the ground and dies. It turns out this fella was the genuine article. Complete with sleigh and reindeer. Scott fishes out a card from his suit, advising him to put it on. When he does, Scott is whisked away to the North Pole, where he meets all the elves. Where he is informed that he is the new Father Christmas.
Tim Allen's performance itself is worth seeing the film for.There is one particular moment that is very reminiscent of Allen's humor. Scott is at a meeting with boss Peter Boyle, and new toy …
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