Dudley moore, john lithgow, sam elliott, cloris leachman, jeannot szwarc, john d. Santa claus the movie family 1985 full moviehddudley. The film was directed by jeannot szwarc and released in north america on november 27, 1985, by tristar pictures. Lithgow gives a nice hateful performance, but the villain is not drawn big enough, and he doesnt have enough to do. John lithgow, a businessman who is under investigation by the united states senate for shoddy manufacturing processing at his toy company. Dudley moore david huddleston john lithgow burgess meredith judy cornwell jeffrey kramer christian fitzpatrick carrie kei heim. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Staring dudeley moore and john lithgow this little wonderful holiday. 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. Could this be the end of christmas or will its spirit prevail. One of santas elves dudley moore goes to work for the nasty tycoon and invents a wild array of farout toys. I have been missing this christmas movie from my collection for a long time. Dec 24, 2019 change youtube language english to watch video santa claus. The legend of santa claus is put in jeopardy when an unscrupulous toy manufacturer attempts to take over christmas. It is the last major fantasy film produced by the parisbased father and son production team of alexander and ilya salkind. Lithgow cant believe the price of hollywood babbleon, it seems. Am closer to 40yrs than 30yrs and its my favourite christmas movie. John s father was born in puerto plata, dominican republic, where. 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.
This classic 1985 christmas film is a britishamerican christmas production starring david huddleston, dudley moore and john lithgow. Dudley moore and john lithgow star in this dreadful attempt of a st. 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 movie is a 1985 christmas film starring dudley moore and john lithgow. Santa claus the movie family 1985 full moviehddudley moore, john lithgow.
Eric towzer jeffrey kramer, along with their chauffeur, grizzard john hallam, and b. John lithgow, dudley moore, burgess meredith, alexander salkind. I suppose since there have been so many christmas movies made since then. With dudley moore, john lithgow, david huddleston, burgess meredith. Hey lets make a christmas movie where people eat hallucinogenic.
Santa claus the movie family 1985 full movie 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. Dudley moore plays a very handycreative elf who designs machines that build. 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 the movie vhs, 1990 for sale online ebay. If born to the theater has meaning in determining a persons life path, then john lithgow is a prime example of this truth. 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.
Dudley moore, john lithgow, david huddleston, burgess meredith, judy cornwell, jeffrey kramer, christian fitzpatrick writing credits. Dec 09, 2019 santa claus the movie family 1985 full movie hd dudley moore, john lithgow. Dudley moore, john lithgow, david huddleston, burgess meredith, judy cornwell, jeffrey kramer, christian fitzpatrick, carrie kei heim. Johns father was born in puerto plata, dominican republic. 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. 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. 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. 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. Santa claus, with moore and lithgow the new york times. The movie appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2. He is entrusted with special powers to become santa claus. The movie is a 1985 britishamerican christmas film starring dudley moore, john lithgow, and david huddleston in the title role. Santa claus the movie vhs cassette tape 2001 john lithgow dudley moore new.
The picture displayed some concerns but it usually looked pretty good. Sort dudley moore movies how they were received by critics and audiences. Santa claus the movie 1985 trailer dudley moore and john. 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 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. Dudley moore, john lithgow, david huddleston, burgess meredith, judy cornwel. The movie needs a superscrooge, and all it gets is the kind of bad guy ralph nader might have invented. Santa david huddleston and an elf dudley moore foil a new york toy manufacturers john lithgow scheme to get rich off christmas. It is the last major fantasy film produced by the parisbased fatherandson production team of alexander and ilya salkind. Region 4 this version of the dvd will probably not be viewable in other countries. 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 film starring dudley moore and john lithgow. The second half involves a worldclass villain john lithgow who recruits an outcast elf dudley moore in a scheme to sabotage old st.
The rights for the film are currently held by studiocanal. This is the story of a master toymaker who discovers a magical kingdom of elves at the north pole. From the team who brought the three superman blockbusters to the screen comes a story to stir the imagination and warm the heart. 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. The movie 1985 full movie english hd dudley moore, john lithgow. Sharpness seemed clear and crisp for the most part, as most scenes were welldefined. Although the abrupt shift in tone from the first half of the movie to the second is jarring, of.1348 1417 413 100 1016 62 1337 213 474 530 1111 101 1261 225 688 59 983 717 489 1679 416 1040 97 1451 1475 984 765 59 212 877 941 1675 1690 1643 819 1240 1357 124 1215 1276 1270 247 823 1003 184 839 69 1454 264