Fred Claus


Fred Claus

Overview:

Fred Claus and Santa Claus have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes overshadows him. When an efficiency expert assesses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to shut Santa down, Fred must help his brother to save Christmas.

Votes 203 (5.5/10)

Runtime: 116 minutes

Release Date 2007-11-03

Budget: $100,000,000.00

Revenue: $97,838,349.00

Tagline: Everybody has that one relative who can't help but cause problems over the holidays. Even Santa.

Production company:

  • Silver Pictures
  • Warner Bros.
  • Jessie Nelson Productions
  • David Dobkin Productions

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Drama

Trailer

Further Information

Fred Claus
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Nick (Santa) Claus
Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
Willie
John Michael Higgins
John Michael Higgins
Annette Claus
Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
Wanda Blinkowski
Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
Mother Claus
Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
Charlene
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks
Bob Elf
Jeremy Swift
Jeremy Swift
Linda Elf
Elizabeth Berrington
Elizabeth Berrington
Clyde Archibald Northcutt
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
DJ Donnie
Ludacris
Ludacris
Older Man Getting Parking Ticket
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Roger Clinton
Roger Clinton, Jr.
Roger Clinton, Jr.
Papa Claus
Trevor Peacock
Trevor Peacock
Orphanage Kid
Dylan Minnette
Dylan Minnette
Carl (uncredited)
Ethan Cutkosky
Ethan Cutkosky
Young Fred
Liam James
Liam James
Director
David Dobkin
David Dobkin
Screenplay
Dan Fogelman
Dan Fogelman
Producer
Joel Silver
Joel Silver
Producer
Jessie Nelson
Jessie Nelson
Producer
David Dobkin
David Dobkin
Executive Producer
Paul Hitchcock
Paul Hitchcock
Director of Photography
Remi Adefarasin
Remi Adefarasin
Editor
Mark Livolsi
Mark Livolsi
Costume Design
Anna B. Sheppard
Anna B. Sheppard
Co-Producer
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Art Direction
Gary Baugh
Gary Baugh
Casting
Lisa Beach
Lisa Beach
Casting
Jina Jay
Jina Jay
Casting
Sarah Katzman
Sarah Katzman
Casting
Natalya Krimenskaya
Natalya Krimenskaya
Production Design
Allan Cameron
Allan Cameron
Art Direction
Alex Cameron
Alex Cameron
Art Direction
Mike Stallion
Mike Stallion
Set Decoration
Erin Boyd
Erin Boyd
Set Decoration
Daniel B. Clancy
Daniel B. Clancy
Set Decoration
Richard Roberts
Richard Roberts
Art Department Coordinator
Penelope Franco Gilmore
Penelope Franco Gilmore
Construction Coordinator
Tyler Osman
Tyler Osman
Animation
Jason Ivimey
Jason Ivimey
Casting Associate
Dixie Chassay
Dixie Chassay
Assistant Costume Designer
Jane Clive
Jane Clive
Seamstress
Jane Blank
Jane Blank
Script Supervisor
Lisa Vick
Lisa Vick
Supervising Art Director
Giles Masters
Giles Masters
Original Music Composer
Christophe Beck
Christophe Beck
Music Editor
Erica Weis
Erica Weis
Supervising Music Editor
Dan DiPrima
Dan DiPrima
First Assistant Director
Jonathan McGarry
Jonathan McGarry
First Assistant Camera
David Cozens
David Cozens
First Assistant Camera
Dean M. Simmon
Dean M. Simmon
First Assistant Camera
Dave Wightman
Dave Wightman
Still Photographer
Jaap Buitendijk
Jaap Buitendijk
Camera Operator
Simon Finney
Simon Finney
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Rick Kline
Rick Kline
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
John T. Reitz
John T. Reitz
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gregg Rudloff
Gregg Rudloff
Sound Designer
Tim Chau
Tim Chau
Supervising Sound Editor
Tim Chau
Tim Chau

John Chard

Fred Claus (2007) Saving Christmas and Building Bridges. It does exactly what it says on the Xmas Movie Tin. Poorly received by the critics and equally unsupported by the internet hordes, Fred Claus may be guilty of sentimentality, but for those in need of a pick me up during yuletide then it delivers the requisite smiles to faces. Vince Vaughn is Fred, brother of Santa (Paul Giamatti), who has grown up resenting his elder brother. When Fred is in desperate need of cash he gets in touch with Santa to ask for a big loan, Santa will oblige if Fred comes up to the North Pole to work for it. Anger, mirth and bonding does follow as Fred causes mayhem among the elves and finds himself pitched in the middle of a nefarious plan being hatched by Clyde Archibald Northcutt (Kevin Spacey). Not all the gags work but there are some genuinely funny moments, while the romantic threads are a touch too twee. Yet this wears its Xmas movie heart firmly on its red clothed sleeve, and there's nothing wrong with that. 7/10

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