The Santa Clause
Release: November 11, 1994
Release: November 11, 1994

When divorced dad Scott Calvin goes to sleep on Christmas Eve with his son Charlie who is eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus, Scott breaks to Charlie the news that Santa is not real. When they hear the noise of Santa landing on thier roof, they both run outside where Scott sees Santa on the roof of thier house. Then, believing he is an intruder, he shouts at him to get off of the roof. Santa gets startled and slides off of the roof and gets killed upon hitting the ground where his body vanishes. Scott then humors Charlie by putting the suit on and climbing in the sleigh. However, Santa's eight reindeer take off with Scott and Charlie in the sleigh and Scott delivers the rest of the world's presents. Afterwards the reindeer take him to the North Pole where Scott meets up with Santa's elves who tell him that when the current Santa dies, the next person to put on the suit becomes the next Santa. Scott finds that an improbable statement and returns to his normal life, but over the next year, he begins to transform into Santa. He still finds it unbelievable and does not stop doubting it until next Christmas when kids are telling him what they want for Christmas and he gets the presents to be delivered from the elves. Scott finally learns to accept the fact he is Santa Claus after he sees how happy Charlie becomes, but doing so makes him a figure of outcast with the rest of Charlie's family whose mother and family psychologist want him locked up. John Pasquin made his theatrical directorial debut from the script by Leo Benvenuti & Steve Rudnick. An Outlaw production for Walt Disney Pictures, in association with Hollywood Pictures.

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Scott: "Everybody loves Denny's! It's an American institution!"
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Scott: "Where is he?"
Laura: "I think he's in his room jumping on his bed and wearing a red hat and galoshes."
Scott: "I'm not talking about Neil! I'm talking about Charlie!"
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Scott: "What about hair? Facial hair? How quick does it grow? I shave ion the morning and in the afternoon I look like this!"
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Scott: "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night, and when I get home, I'm getting a CAT scan!"
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Charlie: "Whoa! How did you do that?! What did it feel like, Dad?"
Scott: "It felt like "America's Most Wanted"!"
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Police Chief: "Okay, everybody. This our perpetrator. Scott Calvin, age 38. Believes himself to be Santa Claus! This one won't be easy to find!"
Officer: "But won't the red suit and white beard give him away?"
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Scott: "1-800-SPANK ME?!"
Charlie: "(the chimney spits up Scott) Whoa, how did you do that? What did it feel like Dad?"
Scott Calvin: "It felt like America's Most Wanted. Now pull me in quick..we gotta get out of here. How do you start this thing? (pulls the sleigh ropes) I guess like that.(flies off to the next house)"
Scott Calvin: "Yeah, well, look at my hair. It's turning grey."
Dr. Pete Novos: "Oh. It's middle age, buddy. It happens and with that body, you should be thankful you have hair. Look… If it bothers you, you can dye it, and you should diet!"
Dr. Pete Novos: "I don't know, Scott. You're as healthy as a horse."
Scott Calvin: "Yeah! [He slaps & rubs his belly] Clydesdale!"
Dr. Novos: "So, what? You put on a little weight."
Scott: "'weight'? Does this look like a little 'weight' to you? [He stands up and starts shaking his belly]"
Novos: "Weight can fluctuate from year to year."
Scott: "'fluctuate'? You make it sound like I'm retaining water. I've gained 45lbs in a week. Pete, what's happening to me?"
Pete: "Well… What's your diet like?"
Scott: "Milk and cookies."
Novos: "Really?"
Scott: "But, I don't finish all the milk."
Pete: "Well then. There is your problem. Just try to cut back on the sweets. Okay?"
Scott: "This could be a really long night."
Charlie: "Do it again, Dad. Please."
Scott: "I can't. That thing's empty. There's nothin' in the bag. Even if there was, d-didn't you notice there's no chimney? Where there's no chimney, there's no fireplace."
Comet: "(growling at Scott)"
Scott: "Are you growling at me? Look, Comet, like I said, there is nothing left-- That's so weird, 'cause I know when I did-- that-- No, no, no, no, no! Hold it! There's no chimney here. Can you hear me? No chimney, all right?" (hovers over the thin pipe)"
Charlie: "Lookin' good, Dad."
Scott: "You have got to be kidding! Come on! Look at the size of this thing! Mmmmm...aweawe...."
Neil and Charlie: "Neil: "Charlie, he is *not* Santa!" Charlie: "He is *too* Santa!" -Neil and Charlie"
Scott Calvin: "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! When I get home, I'm getting a cat scan!"
Sarah and Scott Calvin: "Sarah: "How come your clothes are so baggy?" Scott Calvin: "Because Santa is...watching his saturated fats." Sarah: "How come you don't have a beard?" Scott: "Because I shaved!" -Sarah and Scott Calvin"
Charlie: "Just because you can't see something, it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. -Charlie"
Scott Calvin: "Charlie, stay away from those things. You don't know where they've been. They all look like they've got key lime disease."
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