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Year 1984-85
Director Jeannot Szwarcz
Film synopsis Completed
Film synopsis Santa Claus Productions Ltd.
Film synopsis The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which Patch, the head elf, strikes out on his own and falls in with an evil toy manufacturer who wants to corner the market and eliminate Santa Claus.
Film cast Dudley Moore     ....    Patch
John Lithgow     ....    B.Z.
David Huddleston     ....    Santa Claus
Burgess Meredith     ....    Ancient Elf
Judy Cornwell     ....    Anya Claus
Jeffrey Kramer     ....    Towzer
Christian Fitzpatrick     ....    Joe
Carrie Kei Heim     ....    Cornelia
Film credits Produced by
Pierre Spengler     ....    producer
Ilya Salkind     ....    producer
Robert Simmonds     ....    associate producer

Writing credits
David Newman (story) &
Leslie Newman (story)

Original Music by
Henry Mancini        

Cinematography by
Arthur Ibbetson        

Film Editing by
Peter Hollywood        

Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster        

Production Design by
Anthony Pratt        

Art Direction by
Don Dossett        
John Hoesli        
Malcolm Stone        

Set Decoration by
Stephanie McMillan        

Costume Design by
Bob Ringwood
Film distribution and sales Rank Film Distribution (UK) / 20th Century Fox (France/Spain) / Tohokushinsha (Japan) / Clemi Cinematographica (Italy) / Scotia International Filmverleih (Germany)
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