Bad SantaNovember 26, 2003
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.
Release Year: 2003
Rating: 7.2/10 (59,963 voted)
Critic's Score: 70/100
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham
"Bad Santa" is the story of two conmen who go on a road trip to malls dressed as Santa and his elf. Rather than spreading good cheer, the duo's motive is to rob each establishment, a strategy that becomes complicated when they encounter an 8-year-old who teaches them the true meaning of Christmas.
Writers: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Billy Bob Thornton
Milwaukee Mom with Photo
Girl on Santa's Lap
Milwaukee Bratty Boy
Milwaukee Security Guard
He doesn't care if you're naughty or nice.
Release Date: 26 November 2003
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $12,292,952
(30 November 2003)
(21 March 2004)
Did You Know?
Ajay Naidu's character calls Billy Bob Thornton's character an "ass clown." Naidu was in
Office Space, the movie that made the term "ass clown" popular when Michael Bolton (the singer) was referred to as a "no talent ass clown".
Lois' left arm changes positions several times at the food court when Willie is on his lunch break.
Hey, can I get another drink down here?
I cant believe some of the comments…
I think this movie was great. It has hilarious humour and its almost an
unique growth story of a man that has grown tired of his miserable life
and finds something worth fighting for.
The thing that bothers me is that some people criticize the film cause
it has too bad language. In my opinion the used language is important
part of the film. I wouldn't find the characters very "authentic" if
they wouldn't use the kind of language they do.
Maybe its part of modern trend. People are shocked if somebody swears
or shows a breast in TV and after that they go see some idiotic TV
series or action movie where they kill 1000 people and not even blink.
Is the message "violence is OK, but sex/nudity and swearing is not"
somehow logical? I think in the real life its quite the opposite.