Cover image for Bad Santa
Title:
Bad Santa
Author:
Cameron, John.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Dimension Home Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2004]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Willie is a thief who teams up with his dwarf friend Marcus, for a very special Christmas scam. Willie gets a job as Santa Claus at a shopping mall, Marcus tags along as an elf, and they use their employee status to rob stores blind just before Christmas. But Willie is a bitter and foul-mouthed alcoholic who doesn't care much for kids. A mall's manager is certain something's wrong, so he asks the chief of security to check out Willie. Meanwhile, one of the kids Willie is forced to talk to becomes a regular customer.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.

Special features: director's commentary; behind-the-scenes feature; deleted scenes; tribute to John Ritter.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language, strong sexual content and some violence.
ISBN:
9780788853951
UPC:
786936240467

031398137184
Format :
DVD

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Summary

Summary

The Christmas season just got a lot less joyous in this very dark comedy. Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton) is a con man and a thief who teams up with his friend Marcus (Tony Cox), a midget, for a very special scam each year during the holiday season. Willie gets a job as Santa Claus at a shopping mall, his pal tags along as an elf, and they use their employee status to crack mall security and rob stores blind just before Christmas. However, there's one flaw to this plan -- Willie is a bitter, foul-mouthed and perpetually grouchy alcoholic who doesn't care for kids, and it's all he can do to keep himself from getting fired while on the job. The mall's manager (John Ritter, in his last film appearance) is certain something's wrong with the Santa he's hired, so he asks the mall's chief of security (Bernie Mac) to do some research on Willie. Meanwhile, one of the kids Willie is forced to talk to becomes a regular customer; overweight, awkward, and the frequent target of bullies, the boy manages to arouse something like sympathy from Willie, who tries to give him some advice and develops something vaguely resembling Christmas sprit along the way. Bad Santa was directed by Terry Zwigoff, who enjoyed previous success with Crumb and Ghost World. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi