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The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

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Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.

Director:

Michael Lembeck

Writers:

Don Rhymer (screenplay), Cinco Paul (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Scott Calvin / Santa / Toy Santa
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Carol
David Krumholtz ... Bernard
Eric Lloyd ... Charlie Calvin
Judge Reinhold ... Neil Miller
Wendy Crewson ... Laura Miller
Spencer Breslin ... Curtis
Liliana Mumy ... Lucy Miller
Danielle Woodman Danielle Woodman ... Abby
Art LaFleur ... Tooth Fairy (as Art Lafleur)
Aisha Tyler ... Mother Nature
Kevin Pollak ... Cupid
Jay Thomas ... Easter Bunny
Michael Dorn ... Sandman
Christopher Attadia Christopher Attadia ... Engineer Elf #1
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Storyline

Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best Santa ever. But he's got problems, such as a mysterious weight loss, and then he discovers that his son Charlie has landed on this year's "naughty" list. Desperate to help his son, Scott heads back home, putting a substitute Claus in charge of the North Pole. But when the substitute institutes some strange redefinition of naughty and nice that put Christmas at risk, Scott must return with a new bag of magic to save Christmas. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What's Christmas Fun without some Reindeer Games? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

This is the longest "Santa Clause" film, with a runtime of 104 minutes. The first film and the third "Santa Clause" films have a run time of 97 minutes. See more »

Goofs

When Scott tries the toaster trick to pull a tooth out and falls down the stairs you can see it is clearly a stunt double. See more »

Quotes

Easter Bunny: I have 33,000 offspring, all in private school.
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Crazy Credits

About 30 seconds after the credits begin to roll they begin to show a scene where Carol has transformed into Mrs. Claus and the puppets are dancing to the music playing over the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
Published by EMI Feist Catalog, Inc. and Haven Gillespie Music
Performed by Steve Tyrell
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Bigger Budget and a lot less heart
20 December 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF BOGUS REVIEWS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM HONEST ABOUT THEM.

I loved the original "Santa Clause". The movie was simple and well made and had tons of heart. This sequel was made 8 years later and what the first film did correctly this film does wrong,

In the original film Charlie (Santa/Scott's Son) was a sweet little boy who's on screen charm help make the original so good. In this film he is a juvenile delinquent.

When Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) first took up the Santa Claus suit, and became subject to The Santa Clause. Now Santa is at the top of his game at the North Pole and could not be happier, at least until Bernard (David Krumholtz) and Curtis (Spencer Breslin), the Keeper of the Handbook of Christmas break the news that there is another clause - the "Mrs. Clause".

As for the main plot Santa/Scott is now pressed to get married before the next Christmas Eve, or the clause will be broken and Christmas will die away. Scott must return to his home to search for a wife and set things right with Charlie. He even brings this up when visited by the Council of Legendary Figures consisting of Mother Nature (Aisha Tyler), Father Time (Peter Boyle), Cupid (Kevin Pollak), the Easter Bunny (Jay Thomas), the Tooth Fairy (Art LaFleur) and the Sandman (Michael Dorn).

None of the original charm is even captured in this production. The budget is much bigger for this film but it fails to do almost anything right.

If you love the first movie just watch that again and pass on this.


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Official Sites:

Disney's official site

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Santa Clause 2: The Escape Clause See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,008,696, 3 November 2002

Gross USA:

$139,236,327

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,855,065
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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