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Fred Claus (2007) Movie



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Overview

Language
English

Country
(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
5.5/ 10 (19969 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor

Production Company
David Dobkin Productions [us] - (as David Dobkin Pictures) (in association with)
Jessie Nelson Productions [us] - (in association with)
Silver Pictures [us]
Warner Bros. Pictures [us] - (presents)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors

Writers

Release Date
(USA) - 3 November 2007
(Canada) - 9 November 2007
(USA) - 9 November 2007
(Australia) - 15 November 2007
(Italy) - 21 November 2007

Running Time
116

Tagline
Santa's brother is coming to town. Everybody has that one relative who can't help but cause problems over the holidays. Even Santa. Meet Fred. Christmas comes every year, but this holiday season Santa's brother is coming along for the ride. You're invited to a very unusual family reunion.

Keywords
actor-playing-himself, altered-version-of-studio-logo, anti-hero, barefoot, bitterness, brother-brother-relationship, cartoon-on-tv, character-name-in-title, christmas, christmas-hater, christmas-in-danger, comic-character, counseling, critically-bashed, dj, dog, dog-as-gift, dysfunctional-family, dysfunctional-relationship, family-conflict, frat-pack, glasses, good-deed, holiday, injured-back,

Technical Support
CAM:Arricam LT, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
CAM:Arricam ST, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
LAB:Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA - (digital intermediate)
LAB:One Post, London, UK - (digital intermediate)
LAB:Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA - (prints)
MET:3047 m - (Portugal, 35 mm)
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak)
PCS:Digital Intermediate - (2K) (master format)
PCS:Super 35 - (source format)
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI)
PFM:D-Cinema
RAT:2.35 : 1



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Full Cast

  1. Abustan, Jason as (uncredited) [Upscale Shopper]
  2. Almaguer, Alexander as (uncredited) [Boy]
  3. Babara, Vitalie as [Secret Service Elf] <31>
  4. Bacarella, Mike as [Wanda's Neighbor] <52>
  5. Baldwin, Stephen (I) as [Himself] <44>
  6. Bartlett, Tommy (I) as (uncredited) [Upscale Shopper]
  7. Bennett, Blayne as (uncredited) [Happy Elf]
  8. Bickle, Alex as (uncredited) [Stockbroker]
  9. Biemeret, John as (uncredited) [Repo Man]
  10. Bonner, Peter as (as Pete Bonner) [Bonner Elf] <55>
  11. Butler, Justin (II) as [Timmy Jackson] <33>
  12. Carroll, Leo McHugh as (uncredited) [Giggling Boy]
  13. Casper, Christopher James as (uncredited) [Shopper]
  14. Chikhaoui, Hassan as [Secret Service Elf] <30>
  15. Chu, Wesley as [Bonsai Chef] <26>
  16. Clinton, Roger as [Himself] <43>
  17. Colber, Douglas as [Singer] <91>
  18. Condou, Charlie as [Elf] <50>
  19. Cook, Michael (VIII) as (uncredited) [Upscale Shopper]
  20. Corduner, Allan as [Dr. Goldfarb] <15>
  21. Cullen, Jonathan (I) as [Guard] <25>
  22. Cutkosky, Ethan as (uncredited) [Carl]
  23. Dick, William (I) as [Group Leader] <41>
  24. Disney, Jay as (uncredited) [Businessman]
  25. Doetsch, Nick as (uncredited) [Celebrity Sibling]
  26. Fagan, Tyler as (uncredited) [Child]
  27. Ferrin, Nick as (uncredited) [Businessman]
  28. Frenier, Robert H. as [Singer] <94>
  29. Galeev, Shamil as [Elf] <59>
  30. Giamatti, Paul as [Nick 'Santa' Claus] <2>
  31. Goffe, Rusty as [Elf/Frosty the Barman] <54>
  32. Goodman, Don (IV) as [Money Donor] <86>
  33. Gorman, Burn as [Elf] <48>
  34. Hackford, Rio as [Leon] <13>
  35. Harris, Craig J. as [Jermaine Santa] <23>
  36. Higgins, John Michael as [Willie] <3>
  37. Houghton, Ian (II) as (uncredited) [Clyde Northcutt]
  38. Hull, Jordon as [Young Fred - 6 Yrs Old] <16>
  39. James, Liam (I) as [Young Fred - 12 Yrs Old] <17>
  40. Kelley, Tyler (I) as [Orphanage Kid] <37>
  41. Khardarkevich, Anton as [Elf] <61>
  42. Kharur, Viktor as [Elf] <63>
  43. Kopoulos, Christ as [Money Donor] <88>
  44. Kosik, Thomas as (uncredited) [Christmas Shopper]
  45. Krueger, Tim as (uncredited) [Christmas Shopper]
  46. Kupferer, Keith as [Salvation Army Santa] <22>
  47. Kurschat, Erich K. as [Singer] <97>
  48. Lazicki, Joseph as (uncredited) [Sibling Member]
  49. Lok, Rob as (uncredited) [Knife Juggler]
  50. Ludacris as (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges) [DJ Donnie] <8>
  51. Massey, Guy (III) as [Child Services Agent] <28>
  52. Matias, Bert as [Eskimo] <53>
  53. Mazurk, Joseph as (uncredited) [Background Santa]
  54. Mbhele, Michael as [DJ Donnie's Movements] <47>
  55. McCabe, Peter (V) as [Scary Thug] <24>
  56. McCarthy, Danny (III) as [Salvation Army Santa] <21>
  57. McEwen, Justin (II) as [Orphanage Kid] <36>
  58. Meyer, Chad (I) as (uncredited) [Chicagoan]
  59. Mikula, Steve as (uncredited) [Salvation Army Santa]
  60. Minnette, Dylan as [Orphanage Kid] <38>
  61. Miranyan, Vano as [Elf] <68>
  62. Morgan, Jeffrey Dean as (uncredited) [Older Man Getting Parking Ticket]
  63. Morris, Patrick (VII) as [Money Donor] <90>
  64. Nagiyen, Andriy as [Elf] <71>
  65. Nero Jr., William as (uncredited) [Child in Line]
  66. Pavlov, Alexander (III) as [Elf] <73>
  67. Peacock, Trevor as [Papa Claus] <7>
  68. Pierce, Ernest as (uncredited) [Stockbroker]
  69. Pimentel, Gabriel as [Head Secret Service Elf] <29>
  70. Popio, Christopher as (uncredited) [Cab Driver]
  71. Potempa, Anthony D. as [Singer] <98>
  72. Radz, Marc as (uncredited) [Businessman]
  73. Reineck, Paul E. as [Singer] <99>
  74. Rodero, Jorge (II) as [Willie's Movements] <46>
  75. Seale, Orlando as [Elf] <49>
  76. Shah, Amit (III) as (uncredited) [Starbucks Customer]
  77. Sovpenets, Victor as [Elf] <81>
  78. Spacey, Kevin as [Clyde] <12>
  79. Stallone, Frank (I) as [Himself] <42>
  80. Stevenson, Theo as [Young Nick - 6 Yrs Old] <18>
  81. Swift, Jeremy as [Bob Elf] <10>
  82. Thompson, Bobb e J. as [Samuel 'Slam' Gibbons] <14>
  83. Tual, Jean-Yves as (as Jean-Yves Thual) [Mission Control Elf] <45>
  84. Turika, Adrian as (uncredited) [Frat Boy]
  85. Vaughn, Vince as [Fred Claus] <1>
  86. Wood, George (V) as (uncredited) [Shopper]
  87. Yevdokymov, Mykola as [Elf] <84>
  88. Zalatin, Aleksey as (as Alexey Zalatin) [Elf] <85>
  89. Zanjelo Waddell, Antinko as [Sla'ms Adoptive Father] <102>
  90. Zielinski, Patrick (I) as [Cab Driver] <40>
  91. Zimmerman, Fred as [Caroler] <20>
  92. Zumhagen, Joshua as (uncredited) [Shopper]
  93. Zuppa, Max as (uncredited) [Kid #1]
  94. Almaguer, Lillian as (uncredited) [Girl]
  95. Amir, Amy as (uncredited) [Muslim Woman]
  96. Aranovskaya, Tamara as [Elf] <56>
  97. Avraimova, Natalia as [Elf] <57>
  98. Banks, Elizabeth (II) as [Charlene] <9>
  99. Bates, Kathy (I) as [Mother Claus] <6>
  100. Benigno, Darlene as (uncredited) [Chicagoan]
  101. Berrington, Elizabeth as [Linda Elf] <11>
  102. Brack, Suzy as (uncredited) [Shopper]
  103. Burgess, Megan Renee as (uncredited) [Shopper]
  104. Cheplyshkina, Irina as [Elf] <58>
  105. Congram, Debra as [Singer] <92>
  106. Constantine, Evyenia as (uncredited) [Shopper]
  107. Copeland, Julia as (uncredited) [Christmas Shopper]
  108. Curran, Angela as [Old Woman Elf] <34>
  109. Doyle, Jessica (V) as (uncredited) [Shopper]
  110. Edgerson, Deanna as [Singer] <93>
  111. Francis, Jeannette (I) as [Money Donor] <89>
  112. Giambalvo, Ramona as [Money Donor] <87>
  113. Greene, Kiara Allyce as [Sla'ms Adoptive Sister] <103>
  114. Hauki, Johanna K. as [Singer] <95>
  115. Henebury, Celia as [Girl Elf] <35>
  116. Hilgendorf, Julie as (uncredited) [Shopper]
  117. Hollis, Melody as [Timmy Jackson's Sister] <51>
  118. Howe, Shelby (I) as (uncredited) [Toy Store Patron]
  119. Izmailova, Afiya as [Elf] <60>
  120. Khardarkevich, Zinaida as [Elf] <62>
  121. Kharuk, Zinaida as [Elf] <64>
  122. Kondrat, Beth as [Singer] <96>
  123. Kutaleva, Tatyana as [Elf] <65>
  124. Lakhmytkina, Tatiana as [Elf] <66>
  125. Lipen, Valentina as [Elf] <67>
  126. Lynn, Noelle as (uncredited) [Holiday shopper]
  127. McKenzie, Abi as (uncredited) [Kid Waiting to See Santa]
  128. Miranova, Nadezda as [Elf] <69>
  129. Monjauze, Morgane as [Molly Gordon] <32>
  130. Moskalenko, Tetyana as [Elf] <70>
  131. Murad, Isabella as (uncredited) [Kid in Toy Store #3]
  132. Nutfullina, Firaya as [Elf] <72>
  133. Pavlova, Tatiana as [Elf] <74>
  134. Pedersen, Libby (II) as (uncredited) [Shopper]
  135. Richardson, Miranda (I) as [Annette Claus] <4>
  136. Satsura, Antanina as [Elf] <75>
  137. Shchava, Nadiia as [Elf] <76>
  138. Shields, Michelle (I) as (uncredited) [Mall Shopper]
  139. Shishkevich, Svetlana as [Elf] <77>
  140. Shurygina, Galina as [Elf] <78>
  141. Simms, Julie (I) as [Singer] <100>
  142. Skripnichenko, Irina as [Elf] <79>
  143. Snell, Tracy M. as [Sla'ms Adoptive Mother] <101>
  144. Sorokoletova, Nina as [Elf] <80>
  145. Sparrow, Allison as [Girl with Plasma TV] <19>
  146. Starostina, Veronika as [Elf] <82>
  147. Sushkova, Inna as [Elf] <83>
  148. Wallace, Claudia Michelle as [Child Services Agent] <27>
  149. Weisz, Rachel as [Wanda] <5>
  150. White, Anne (V) as [Midwife] <39>

Genres

  1. Comedy
  2. Family
  3. Fantasy

Full Plot

During childhood, Fred Claus suffered his younger brother Nick's saintliness. Jump ahead: Fred is a fast-talking, genial but self-centered guy in Chicago looking for $50,000 to open an off-track-betting shop. When one scam goes awry, he calls Nick at the North Pole for a loan: Nick will give him the money only if Fred comes up to help a few days with the Christmas rush. After his girlfriend dumps him, Fred heads north. Santa's facing an audit from an efficiency expert, and it's not pleasant. Fred's job is to review charts and determine who's naughty and who's nice. Is there any fraternal feeling left, can either learn from the other, and what about Santa getting fired? Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 3,574 (Netherlands) (31 December 2007) CP: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. GR: USD 72,000,867 (USA) (10 February 2008) GR: USD 71,970,547 (USA) (3 February 2008) GR: USD 71,895,663 (USA) (27 January 2008) GR: USD 71,868,717 (USA) (20 January 2008) GR: USD 71,795,902 (USA) (13 January 2008) GR: USD 71,651,318 (USA) (6 January 2008) GR: USD 71,397,435 (USA) (30 December 2007) GR: USD 70,976,126 (USA) (23 December 2007) GR: USD 68,880,722 (USA) (16 December 2007) GR: USD 65,536,922 (USA) (9 December 2007) GR: USD 59,784,054 (USA) (2 December 2007) GR: USD 52,869,835 (USA) (24 November 2007) GR: USD 35,712,980 (USA) (18 November 2007) GR: USD 18,515,473 (USA) (11 November 2007) GR: GBP 6,686,696 (UK) (30 December 2007) GR: GBP 6,204,832 (UK) (23 December 2007) GR: GBP 5,032,677 (UK) (16 December 2007) GR: GBP 3,815,522 (UK) (9 December 2007) GR: GBP 1,937,042 (UK) (2 December 2007) OW: USD 18,515,473 (USA) (11 November 2007) OW: GBP 1,937,042 (UK) (2 December 2007) (445 screens) SD: 2 October 2006 - 6 February 2007 WG: USD 13,280 (USA) (10 February 2008) (33 screens) WG: USD 66,073 (USA) (3 February 2008) (112 screens) WG: USD 20,078 (USA) (27 January 2008) (86 screens) WG: USD 50,225 (USA) (20 January 2008) (88 screens) WG: USD 94,885 (USA) (13 January 2008) (240 screens) WG: USD 200,384 (USA) (6 January 2008) (404 screens) WG: USD 295,138 (USA) (30 December 2007) (503 screens) WG: USD 1,195,236 (USA) (23 December 2007) (1,155 screens) WG: USD 2,221,438 (USA) (16 December 2007) (2,750 screens) WG: USD 4,608,314 (USA) (9 December 2007) (3,185 screens) WG: USD 5,501,437 (USA) (2 December 2007) (3,420 screens) WG: USD 10,575,400 (USA) (24 November 2007) (3,603 screens) WG: USD 11,914,323 (USA) (18 November 2007) (3,603 screens) WG: USD 18,515,473 (USA) (11 November 2007) WG: GBP 108,057 (UK) (30 December 2007) (335 screens) WG: GBP 674,656 (UK) (23 December 2007) (415 screens) WG: GBP 720,444 (UK) (16 December 2007) (422 screens) WG: GBP 1,316,193 (UK) (9 December 2007) (447 screens) WG: GBP 1,937,042 (UK) (2 December 2007) (445 screens)

Movie Certificate

PG-12 (Taiwan)
G (Canada)(British Columbia/Nova Scotia/Quebec)
PG (Canada)(Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario)
PG (Singapore)
PG (Ireland)
6 (Netherlands)
PG (USA)(certificate #43797)
PG (UK)
G (Philippines)(MTRCB)
U (France)
o.Al. (Germany)
K-7 (Finland)
Atp (Argentina)
All (South Korea)
PG (Australia)
A (Denmark)
PG (South Africa)
G (Canada)(TV rating)
M/6 (Portugal)

Music Composers

  1. Beck, Christophe

Cinematographers

  1. Adefarasin, Remi (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Sheppard, Anna B. (as Anna Sheppard)

Distributors

Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2008) (Argentina) (DVD)
Film1 [nl] - (2009) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
Fox-Warner [ch] - (2007) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. Entertainment [ca] - (2007) (Canada) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. Pictures [us] - (2007) (USA) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [ar] - (2008) (Argentina) (all media)
Warner Bros. [de] - (2007) (Germany) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [gb] - (2007) (UK) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [jp] - (2007) (Japan) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [nl] - (2007) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [sg] - (2007) (Singapore) (theatrical)
Warner Home Video [nl] - (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [se] - (2008) (Sweden) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [se] - (2008) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Warner Home Video [us] - (2008) (USA) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [us] - (2008) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

Film Editors

  1. Livolsi, Mark (I)

Misc

  1. Angus, Caridad (stand-in Miranda Richardson)
  2. Asquith, Tom (production assistant)
  3. Auch, Aaron (assistant: Joel Silver)
  4. Bage, Alison (construction nurse)
  5. Banerji, Rudra (additional set production assistant) (uncredited)
  6. Barker, Guy (I) (financial controller)
  7. Baron, Bridgett (payroll accountant: Screen Actors Guild)
  8. Bates, Holly (assistant accountant)
  9. Beiermann, Jeremy (assistant production office coordinator: Chicago unit)
  10. Bell, Nathaniel E. (set assistant to director)
  11. Blecha, Richard Mark (script coordinator)
  12. Blyther, Terry (location manager)
  13. Boor, Adam (location assistant)
  14. Booth, Russell Dewulff (floor runner)
  15. Bowker, Caroline (assistant script supervisor)
  16. Bowker, Caroline (script supervisor: dailies)
  17. Brand, Sarah (second unit runner)
  18. Browne, Tom (V) (daily runner)
  19. Burns, Debbi (stand-in)
  20. Caba, Dale (stand-in)
  21. Caffrey, Karl (production assistant)
  22. Carranza, Nicholas (accounting clerk)
  23. Casey, Bill (II) (animal wrangler: Chicago)
  24. Castronovo, Tom (production intern)
  25. Chalk, Leah (health and safety)
  26. Chalk, Malcolm (fire protection supervisor)
  27. Chernin, Yuriy (intern)
  28. Child, Les (choreographer: Vince Vaughn)
  29. Clarke, Stephen (VIII) (production assistant: Chicago)
  30. Class, Stephanie (intern)
  31. Coleran, Mark (computer screen graphics)
  32. Conacher, William (dialect coach)
  33. Constas, Chris-Teena (location set assistant)
  34. Cooper, Kyle (I) (title sequence: executive producer)
  35. Cornell, Neal (production assistant)
  36. D'Urso, Cristiano (assistant accountant)
  37. Davidson, Lisa (I) (production coordinator: Warner Bros.)
  38. Davies, Tim (VIII) (assistant location manager)
  39. Davis, Lara (I) (production assistant)
  40. De-vos, Christian (security)
  41. Douglas, D.C. (adr voice match: Kevin Spacey)
  42. Edmonds, Jake (health and safety coordinator)
  43. Edwards, Judith (construction nurse)
  44. Edwards, Judith (unit nurse)
  45. Ellingen, Sara (production secretary)
  46. Evans, Ceri (script supervisor: third unit)
  47. Fisher Jr., Frederick Ryland (production assistant)
  48. Franck, Michael (I) (aerial coordinator)
  49. Fulton, Nick (location scout)
  50. Garland, Fiona (I) (travel coordinator)
  51. Garthe, Greg (assistant: David Dobkin)
  52. Gibbons, Corey (production assistant)
  53. Godwin, Hannah (assistant production coordinator)
  54. Gonsiorek, Michelle (set production assistant)
  55. Goodwin, Matthew (I) (additional production assistant)
  56. Gormley, Anne Marie (construction accountant)
  57. Griffiths, Gwen (animal trainer: reindeer)
  58. Hagen, Wade (key accountant: Chicago unit)
  59. Henry, Allison (stand-in)
  60. Hersheway, Callie (production intern)
  61. Hickey, Vanessa (production assistant)
  62. Hingst, Eric (set production assistant)
  63. Hodge, Buren (animal trainer: reindeer)
  64. Holt, Sam (production coordinator)
  65. Hopkins-McGinley, Holli (production assistant) (as Holli Hopkins)
  66. Jamison, Nicholas (production assistant)
  67. Jones, Bradley Dean (stand-in: Vince Vaughn, Chicago)
  68. Kuan, Lisa-Kim Ling (production accountant)
  69. Kulma, Ross L. (first aid medic: Chicago)
  70. Kuster, Michael (stand-in)
  71. Lafage, Martha (assistant location manager)
  72. Lane, Christopher (IV) (set production assistant)
  73. LaRocca, Angela (stand-in)
  74. Lawther, Cameron (additional set production assistant)
  75. Lawther, Cameron (production assistant: prep)
  76. Lazicki, Joseph (utility stand-in)
  77. Lee, Alex (V) (production assistant: Chicago)
  78. Lee, Holly (I) (additional set production assistant)
  79. Lee, Jenne (set production assistant)
  80. Leo, Raven (special photo)
  81. Leone, Talia (office production assistant: Chicago)
  82. Lukes, Lidia (executive assistant: Paul Hitchcock)
  83. Madden, Andy (I) (additional floor runner)
  84. Magnusson, Kerensa (dailies assistant script supervisor) (as Kerensa Burton)
  85. Maisano, Emily (assistant: Jessie Nelson)
  86. Manning, Beatrice (crowd runner)
  87. Marchionno, Lynn C. (second assistant accountant)
  88. Maria, Janina (production assistant) (uncredited)
  89. Markus, Scott (production assistant)
  90. Maursky, William (I) (production assistant)
  91. May, Jay (product placement)
  92. McAllister, James R. (location manager)
  93. McCahill, Caitlin (production assistant)
  94. McCarthy, Pat (I) (production coordinator: USA)
  95. McCullough, Jill (I) (dialect coach)
  96. McLaren, Fiona May (accounts trainee)
  97. Miles, Laura (I) (script supervisor: second unit)
  98. Morris, Danielle (III) (daily set production assistant)
  99. Mulberge, Tom (crowd runner: UK)
  100. Neapolitan, Matt (production assistant)
  101. Needham, Ryan (office production assistant)
  102. Negron, Jason (craft service assistant)
  103. Nichols, Lisa (II) (studio teacher)
  104. Nicol, Ruth (unit nurse)
  105. Nicoll, Tom (set production assistant: Chicago)
  106. Nikolov, Stefan (I) (set interpreter)
  107. Oesterle, Nicole (production assistant)
  108. Ormesher, Ann (accounting assistant)
  109. Page, Lynne (choreographer)
  110. Parker, Natasha (additional set production assistant)
  111. Parker, Natasha (production assistant)
  112. Pisani, John M. (unit publicist)
  113. Pisani, Mike (II) (production assistant)
  114. Potash, Jason (set production assistant)
  115. Quandt, Marcus 'Q' (production assistant)
  116. Radwanski, Celina (set runner)
  117. Rand, Stefan (set production assistant)
  118. Raskin, Stacy (assistant: Joel Silver)
  119. Rees, Sarah (II) (stand-in for Elizabeth Banks)
  120. Robey, Myles (production assistant)
  121. Roby, Jason (second unit production assistant)
  122. Ruffolo, Jason (set production assistant: Chicago)
  123. Ruffolo, Paul (assistant: Vince Vaughn)
  124. Rulier, Jean-Marc (cyber scanning)
  125. Serra, Wonder Fortune (assistant: Jessie Nelson)
  126. Shinkle, Jim (stand-in: John Michael Higgins, Chicago)
  127. Short, Emma (I) (assistant accountant)
  128. Smeltzer, Kerri (production coordinator: prep)
  129. Smithers, Gemma (assistant accountant)
  130. Solce, Jessica (assistant: Rachel Weisz)
  131. Sousa, David (I) (animal trainer: reindeer)
  132. Sparks, Garin (production assistant) (uncredited)
  133. Spellman, Andy (I) (set production assistant)
  134. Stergiou, Helen (payroll accountant)
  135. Stewart, Claire (IV) (assistant production coordinator)
  136. Swinnerton, Stephen (head animal trainer: reindeer) (as Steve Swinnerton)
  137. Tanzer, Bret August (production assistant)
  138. Tibbetts, Katherine (production coordinator)
  139. Tomcho, Jeff (remote head technician) (uncredited)
  140. Tufts, Kathryn Cole (assistant: Paul Giamatti) (as Cole Tufts)
  141. Vick, Lisa (script supervisor)
  142. Walbrandt, Valerie (I) (production staff)
  143. Wallace, Kate (intern)
  144. Waltke, Aaron (production assistant)
  145. Wasson, Kimberly (production assistant)
  146. Wells Jr., David Dino (production assistant)
  147. Westley, Kevin (location assistant)
  148. Winn, Heath (production assistant)
  149. Woods, Mark N. (technocrane operator)
  150. Worsley, Brian (assistant: Bill Draper)
  151. Wraight, Michelle (assistant production coordinator)
  152. Yario Jr., Frank (video playback engineer)

Quotes

[from trailer] Nick 'Santa' Claus: Mom was right about you! Fred Claus: Santa's having some trouble getting the sled off the ground? [his mother plugs her ears] Mother Claus: [singing] Jingle bells, jingle bells... Clyde: You're all fired, in the morning you'll all be on a bus back to Elfistan! Stephen Baldwin: [to Fred] You're not Alec! Fred Claus: Love's complicated. Willie: It hurts. Willie: Are you sure you wouldn't be more comfortable on bottom, Fred? Fred Claus: To be honest Willie, I don't think it's gonna make much of a difference either way. Nick 'Santa' Claus: [after Nick and Fred fight, and crash a snowmobile] I never realized. You hate me. Fred Claus: I don't hate you, Nick. I just wish you'd never been born. DJ Donnie: I'm from the south side of the north pole man. Fred Claus: You're gonna get hooked on that thing. I can see it now. Sixteen thousand bags of Cheetos later, you'll wake up, you're thirty-five, you're overweight, you're crying about your life in front of the soaps. I just did you a favor. You get outside, play around, make some friends, play kick the can, do some athletic stuff, go to school, you're comfortable enough to play sports, you get a partial scholarship, you got any ethnic in your background, any ethnicity in your background? I bet you do. It's America, you know what I mean? Find out what it is and put that down on the application for college. Now all the sudden you get a little extra money on the side, Uncle Sam's none the wiser for it. You take that extra money, you buy a motorcycle with it or something. Be a lady. Maybe meet a guy while you're at school. And then you'll get pregnant with child, it works out with the guy, it doesn't work out with the guy, who cares? You're blessed to have that kid in your life. You're going to be athletic, you're going to be a moderate to lukewarm student, and you're gonna have a child before you graduate college. And who are you going to have to thank for all that? Not the big guy in the red suit, but your pal Fred. Girl with Plasma TV: Ugh! Fred Claus: Sometimes it hurts to grow. Nick 'Santa' Claus: Hey, yeah, welcome, welcome. Nick 'Santa' Claus: [to Fred] Nick 'Santa' Claus: You are the best big brother anybody could ever ask for Nick 'Santa' Claus: Ho-ho-ho! Mother Claus: [at Nick's birthday] Time to cut the cake! Young Fred - 12 Yrs Old: [comes with a journal with the name "Nicholas" written on the cover] Here you go, Nicholas! I made this for you. Happy Birthday! Young Nick - 6 Yrs Old: I thank you, Frederick! Mother Claus: That was very nice, Frederick! [Nicholas takes all his presents and leaves] Mother Claus: Nicholas, where are you going? Young Nick - 6 Yrs Old: There's a poor orphan named Henry who lives down the road. I'm bringing all my gifts to him. He needs them more than I. Young Fred - 12 Yrs Old: Do you really think Henry needs a journal with the name "Nicholas" on the cover? Mother Claus: Frederick! It's a sacret thing he does! My little Saint Nicholas! Narrator: And so it went for Fred... Clyde: Where do you think you're going? Fred Claus: Delivering presents. Clyde: No you're not! Santa is the only one who can deliver the presents! Willie: No, only a Claus can deliver the presents, and that is a Claus.

Other Titles

  1. Die Gebrüder Weihnachtsmann (2007) (ENG)
    (Germany)

  2. Fred Claus - Un fratello sotto l'albero (2007) (ENG)
    (Italy)

  3. Joe Claus (2006) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

  4. Untitled Vince Vaughn/David Dobkin Project (2006) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Chicago, Illinois, USA
  2. Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK - (studio)

Trivia

- Project was originally titled "Fred Claus", but was changed due to a potential rights issue. It was then retitled "Joe Claus." After the rights were cleared, the title returned to "Fred Claus."

- The wardrobe department consulted Levi's and had special 501's created to accommodate 'Vince Vaughn' (qv)'s sizes exactly.

- 'David Dobkin' (qv) was originally going to direct _I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)_ (qv), but dropped out to work with 'Vince Vaughn' (qv) on this movie. The two originally worked together on _Clay Pigeons (1998)_ (qv) and again in _Wedding Crashers (2005)_ (qv).

- Release prints were shipped to some theaters under the fake title "Brotherly Love".

- Three famous brothers cameo as themselves at 'Siblings Anonymous'. The first is 'Frank Stallone (I)' (qv), who speaks about _Rocky (1976)_ (qv) and 'Rambo', two major blockbuster film series that star his brother 'Sylvester Stallone' (qv). The second is 'Roger Clinton' (qv), half-brother of the former US President 'Bill Clinton (I)' (qv). The third is 'Stephen Baldwin (I)' (qv), the youngest Baldwin Brother (specifically he has issues with the eldest and arguably most famous, 'Alec Baldwin' (qv).)

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