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
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Bad Santa is a 2003 American Christmas crime film directed by Terry Zwigoff, and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, John Ritter, and Bernie Mac. It was John Ritter's last film appearance before his death on September 11, 2003. The movie was dedicated to Ritter's memory. The Coen brothers are credited as executive producers. The film was released in the United States on November 26, 2003, and was screened out of competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
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Willie T. Stokes is a convicted con man who's led a miserable life. He drinks heavily and constantly embarrasses himself publicly. He only works once a year dressed as Santa. But then come Christmas Eve, he and his pint-sized helper dwarf Marcus stage elaborate robberies and take their department stores for everything they got. This year, they hit a mall in suburban Phoenix, Arizona. This time around, Willie gets distracted by having sex with large women, a bartender who is attracted to Santas, and a kid who's convinced he's the real deal. However, this time around Marcus must once again put up with Willie's heavy drinking and a series of incidents that constantly shoot themselves in the foot. Not to mention a nosy department store security guard who's onto them and wants his cut of the loot. Will Willie and Marcus make it to next Christmas? Or will this be the year the dynamic duo finally face justice?
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He's very naughty . . . and not very nice.
Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content and some violence (also director's cut)
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