Bad Santa - (Unrated Widescreen Edition) (2003)
Front Cover Actor
Billy Bob Thornton Willie
Lauren Graham Sue
Bernie Mac Gin
John Ritter Bob Chipeska
Tony Cox Marcus
Brett Kelly The Kid
Lauren Tom Lois
Ajay Naidu Hindustani Troublemaker
Lorna Scott Milwaukee Mother
Harrison Bieker Milwaukee Boy
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Crime
Director Terry Zwigoff
Producer Sarah Aubrey; John Cameron
Writer Glenn Ficarra; John Requa
Studio Dimension Films; Miramax Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 33 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Instantly qualifying as a perennial cult favorite, Bad Santa is as nasty as it wants to be, and there's something to be said for comedy without compromise. The Coen brothers conceived the basic idea and served as executive producers, but it's director Terry Zwigoff (Crumb, Ghost World) who brings his unique affinity for losers and outcasts to the twisted tale of Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton), a hard-drinking, chain-smoking, foul-mouthed sexaholic safe-cracker who targets a different department store every holiday season, playing Santa while he cases the joint with his dwarf elf-partner Marcus (Tony Cox). With comedic support from Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, Cloris Leachman, and John Ritter in his final film, Thornton milks the lowbrow laughs with a slovenly lack of sentiment, warming Bad Santa's pickled heart just enough to please a chubby misfit (Brett Kelly, hilariously deadpan) who may or may not be mentally challenged. As dry as an arid martini and blacker than morning-after coffee, Bad Santa is an instant cure for yuletide schmaltz, and if you think this appropriately R-rated comedy is suitable for kids, your parenting skills are no better than Willie's. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1359
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/23/04
Purchase Price $16.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Edition Badder Santa (Unrated Version)
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 786936245042
Chapters
Release Date 6/22/04
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen Dolby