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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
  • 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
Jamie Anderson
Music By
David Kitay
Distributed By
Dimension Films (North America)
Columbia Pictures (International)
United States
Release Date
November 21, 2003
91 Minutes
Rating R.gif
$18 million

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

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