A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
91 min, 88 min (Director's cut), 98 min (unrated version)
1.85 : 1
Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content and some violence. (also director's cut)
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Christmas, Elf, Bartender, Department Store, Midget
DTS, Dolby Digital
Black Comedy, Holiday Film, Crime Comedy
Cons and Scams, Unlikely Friendships, Redemption
Irreverent, Biting, Deadpan, Raunchy, Quirky, Wry
Comedy on the Edge, Bad Taste
Department Store, Santa Claus
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3, 7, 8
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
Bad Santa (known as Badder Santa on the unrated DVD) is a 2003 American Christmas black comedy crime film directed by Terry Zwigoff, and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Graham, Lauren Tom, Bernie Mac, and John Ritter. This was John Ritter's last film appearance before his death on September 11, 2003. The Coen brothers are credited as executive producers. The film was released in the United States on November 21, 2003.
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