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He doesn't care if you're naughty or nice
Directed By
Terry Zwigoff
Produced By
  • John Cameron
  • Sarah Aubrey
  • Bob Weinstein
Written By
  • Glenn Ficarra
  • John Requa
Cast
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Tony Cox
  • Brett Kelly
  • Lauren Graham
  • Lauren Tom
  • Bernie Mac
  • John Ritter
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Cloris Leachman
  • Alex Borstein
Edited By
Robert Hoffman
Cinematography
Jamie Anderson
Music By
David Kitay
Distributed By
Dimension Films (North America)
Columbia Pictures (International)
Country
United States
Language
English
Release Date
November 21, 2003
Runtime
91 Minutes
Rating
Rating R.gif
Budget
$18 million
Gross
$76,057,639

Bad Santa (2003) is an American Christmas black comedy film written by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, directed by Terry Zwigoff, and starring Billy Bob Thornton , Bernie Mac , and Lauren Graham, with Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, and John Ritter in supporting roles.

Plot

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.[1]

Cast

  • Billy Bob Thornton as Willie T. Stokes
  • Tony Cox as Marcus
  • Brett Kelly as Thurman Merman
  • Lauren Graham as Sue
  • Lauren Tom as Lois
  • Bernie Mac as Gin Slagel
  • John Ritter as Bob Chipeska
  • Octavia Spencer as Opal
  • Cloris Leachman as Granny (uncredited)
  • Alex Borstein as Milwaukee mom
  • Billy Gardell as Milwaukee Security Guard
  • Bryan Callen as Miami bartender
  • Tom McGowan as Harrison
  • Ajay Naidu as Indian immigrant
  • Ethan Phillips as Roger Merman
  • Matt Walsh as Herb (uncredited)
  • Max Van Ville as bully
  • Ryan Pinkston as shoplifter
  • Curtis Taylor as Phoenix Security Guard
  • Sheriff John Bunnell as Phoenix Police Chief

Trivia

  • The film was screened out of competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
  • An unrated version was released on DVD on March 5, 2004 and on Blu-ray Disc on November 20, 2007 as "Bad(der) Santa."
  • This was Ritter's last film appearance before his death in 2003.
  • The Coen brothers are credited as executive producers.

References

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