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The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1979)

TV-G | | Drama | TV Movie 23 December 1979
The mysterious owner of a costume shop rents a Santa Claus suit to three very different men: a math teacher trying to get the nerve to propose, a homeless restaurateur trying to hide from ... See full summary »

Director:

Corey Allen

Writers:

Leonard Gershe (story), George Kirgo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Astaire ... Costume Shop Proprietor / Chauffeur / Policeman / Hot Dog Vendor / Cab Driver / Jeweler / Floor Walker / Choral Director / Santa Claus
Gary Burghoff ... Bob Willis
John Byner ... Stan Summerville
Bert Convy ... Gil Travis
Tara Buckman ... Polly Primer
Brooke Bundy ... Linda Travis
Eddie Barth ... Babyskin
Ron Feinberg ... Bruno Betinger
Nanette Fabray ... Dora Dayton
Harold Gould ... Dickie Dayton
Ray Vitte ... Eddie
Debbie Lytton ... Melissa
Pat Petersen Pat Petersen ... Lance (as Patrick Petersen)
Danny Wells Danny Wells ... Chandler
Carlo Imperato ... Dom
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Storyline

The mysterious owner of a costume shop rents a Santa Claus suit to three very different men: a math teacher trying to get the nerve to propose, a homeless restaurateur trying to hide from the mob, and a harried political speech writer visiting with his estranged wife and son. Their lives are inexorably changed by their experience of playing Santa Claus. Written by The Pirate King <tpk@blarg.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Weihnachtsmänner haben's schwer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dick Clark Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Fred Astaire's last TV performance. See more »

Quotes

Costume Shop Proprietor: Oh, it just hurts me - it really does, fella, to see a sloppy Santa Claus.
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Soundtracks

I Love My Baby
(1925) (uncredited
Written by Harry Warren & Bud Green
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One Highlight
23 December 1998 | by buddyluvSee all my reviews

Average family fare for a "feel good" Christmas movie. One highlight is Nanette Fabray and Harold Gould as grandparents who's solution for all family problems is to perform an impromptu song and dance act. They are a scream.


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