The movie is a 1985 christmas film starring dudley moore and john lithgow. Santa claus the movie family 1985 full moviehddudley moore, john lithgow. While it aims to become a christmas classic in the hearts and minds of generations to come, the film never really engages an audience, partially because santa himself is merely a supporting player in the. Dudley moore plays a very handycreative elf who designs machines that build toys, but fails to. Dudley moore, john lithgow, david huddleston, burgess meredith, judy cornwell, jeffrey kramer, christian fitzpatrick, carrie kei heim. Claus came to the north pole and began their work delivering toys at christmas time, this routine childrens film segues into a story about an evil corporate magnate john lithgow. Santa claus the movie vhs cassette tape 2001 john lithgow dudley moore new. It is the last major fantasy film produced by the parisbased father and son production team of alexander and ilya salkind. Hey lets make a christmas movie where people eat hallucinogenic. Santa david huddleston and an elf dudley moore foil a new york toy manufacturers john lithgow scheme to get rich off christmas. He was born in rochester, new york, to sarah jane price, an actress, and arthur washington lithgow iii, who was both a theatrical producer and director. The movie needs a superscrooge, and all it gets is the kind of bad guy ralph nader might have invented. The movie appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.
With dudley moore, john lithgow, david huddleston, burgess meredith. This is the story of a master toymaker who discovers a magical kingdom of elves at the north pole. The movie is a 1985 holiday film that is both about the origin of santa claus and the story of an evil toymaker played by john lithgow who seeks to take over christmas with the help. The rights for the film are currently held by studiocanal.
Could this be the end of christmas or will its spirit prevail. It is the last major fantasy film produced by the parisbased fatherandson production team of alexander and ilya salkind. If born to the theater has meaning in determining a persons life path, then john lithgow is a prime example of this truth. Dudley moore is quite charming as patch, simply because he was born to play an elf, but david huddleston, as saint nick himself, has little to do because santa is presented as a symbol of goodwill. Moore became known for his work with the comedy revue beyond the fringe he appeared with another beyond the fringe alumni, peter cook, in. The legend of santa claus is put in jeopardy when an unscrupulous toy manufacturer attempts to take over christmas. Sharpness seemed clear and crisp for the most part, as most scenes were welldefined. The second half involves a worldclass villain john lithgow who recruits an outcast elf dudley moore in a scheme to sabotage old st.
Sort dudley moore movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost in millions sort dudley moore movies by yearly domestic box office rank. Dudley moore, john lithgow, david huddleston, burgess meredith, judy cornwel. Dec 24, 2019 change youtube language english to watch video santa claus. Lithgow cant believe the price of hollywood babbleon, it seems. Dudley moore,john lithgow,david huddlestonsanta claus,burgess meredith by artisticsoulstudio on etsy a classic cult film starring dudley moore. The movie is a 1985 holiday film that is both about the origin of santa claus and the story of an evil toymaker played by john lithgow who seeks to take over christmas with the help of a prodigal elf played by dudley moore. The film chronicles the origins of santa claus, who, along with his wife, goes from a simple working man to becoming an international icon of christmas.
It looks like christmas and all that it stands for is seriously threatened when a troublesome elf dudley moore joins up with a greedy toy. Sort dudley moore movies how they were received by critics and audiences. Released in theaters by tristar pictures on november 29, 1985, it was produced by alexander and ilya salkind who had also produced the superman film series. Moore, dudley, huddleston, dr david, lithgow, john, meredith, burgess, cornwell, judy, kramer, jeffrey, fitzpatrick, christian, heim, carrie. From the team who brought the three superman blockbusters to the screen comes a story to stir the imagination and warm the heart.
Lithgow gives a nice hateful performance, but the villain is not drawn big enough, and he doesnt have enough to do. Dec 09, 2019 santa claus the movie family 1985 full movie hd dudley moore, john lithgow. The film was directed by jeannot szwarc and released in north america on november 27, 1985, by tristar pictures. The movie dudley moore david huddleston john lithgow 1985 santa david huddleston and an elf dudley moore foil a new york toy manufacturers john lithgow scheme to get rich off christmas. Although the abrupt shift in tone from the first half of the movie to the second is jarring, of. He was born in dagenham, essex, england, in 1935, to working class parents, ada francis hughes, an english secretary, and john havlin moore, a scottish railway. Region 4 this version of the dvd will probably not be viewable in other countries.
The movie 1985 full movie english hd dudley moore, john lithgow. Patch dudley moore falls in with evil toy manufacturer bz john lithgow. Tom keogh this is the story of a master toymaker who discovers a magical kingdom of elves at the north pole. The picture displayed some concerns but it usually looked pretty good. He is entrusted with special powers to become santa claus. The movie is a 1985 film starring dudley moore and john lithgow. And the henry mancini score and five new songs with lyrics by leslie bricusse are particularly appealing every christmas eve sung by aled jones, making toys, its christmas. Dudley moore david huddleston john lithgow burgess meredith judy cornwell jeffrey kramer christian fitzpatrick carrie kei heim. John lithgow, a businessman who is under investigation by the united states senate for shoddy manufacturing processing at his toy company. Staring dudeley moore and john lithgow this little wonderful holiday tale is more than entertaining and imho extremely accurate depictions of santa and misses clause. John s father was born in puerto plata, dominican republic, where. The movie is a 1985 britishamerican christmas film starring dudley moore, john lithgow, and david huddleston in the title role. Santa claus the movie family 1985 full movie hd dudley moore, john lithgow.
Johns father was born in puerto plata, dominican republic. Images search results for santa claus movie from dogpile. Claus and the story of an evil toymaker played by john lithgow who seeks to take over christmas with the help of a prodigal elf played by dudley moore. Dudley moore, john lithgow, david huddleston, burgess meredith, judy cornwell, jeffrey kramer, christian fitzpatrick writing credits. Santa claus the movie 1985 trailer dudley moore and john. Eric towzer jeffrey kramer, along with their chauffeur, grizzard john hallam, and b. Santa claus the movie vhs, 1990 for sale online ebay.
This classic 1985 christmas film is a britishamerican christmas production starring david huddleston, dudley moore and john lithgow. Dudley moore, the gifted comedian who had at least three distinct career phases that brought him great acclaim and success, actually started out as a musical prodigy as a child. Change youtube language english to watch video santa claus. I suppose since there have been so many christmas movies made since then. One of santas elves dudley moore goes to work for the nasty tycoon and invents a wild array of farout toys. Dudley moore, john lithgow, sam elliott, cloris leachman, jeannot szwarc, john d. I have been missing this christmas movie from my collection for a long time. Am closer to 40yrs than 30yrs and its my favourite christmas movie. John lithgow, dudley moore, burgess meredith, alexander salkind. He meets patch dudley moore, an eagertoplease elf who becomes mixed up with a dastardly toy tycoons john lithgow plans to take over christmas. Santa claus, with moore and lithgow the new york times. Staring dudeley moore and john lithgow this little wonderful holiday. Santa claus the movie family 1985 full moviehddudley. Dudley moore plays a very handycreative elf who designs machines that build.314 502 453 461 387 1111 1521 379 997 729 511 14 1577 1202 705 1565 123 770 1085 1515 129 1484 1407 863 264 838 1312 1516 830 827 652 1236 681 443 914 1425 572 757 645 319 1486