Bad Santa

Thornton, Billy Bob

SKU: 031398204794

UPC 031398204794
Release Date 2014-10-07
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Format (unknown)
Synopsis Billy Bob Thornton is terrific as Willie T. Stokes, a lowlife department-store Santa in Terry Zwigoff's outrageous comedic follow-up to his offbeat hit GHOST WORLD. Every year, Stokes takes a job as Santa in a different place in order to rob the store he's working in. The diminutive Tony Cox plays his horny sidekick, Marcus, the real mastermind, who is even more foulmouthed than Stokes. Brett Kelly is Thurman Merman, an eight-year-old who desperately needs to believe in the real Santa Claus--and just might have a good enough heart to change Stokes's evil ways. Or maybe not. And Lauren Graham plays Sue, a young sexpot who wants to get a different kind of gift from Santa. Providing excellent comic relief in this black comedy is John Ritter, in his last film role, as the mousy mall manager, and Bernie Mac as Gin, the mall security guard who suspects something is not right. Be warned--BAD SANTA is not a family holiday movie. It is lewd, crude, and very funny, but it is most definitely not for children. Joel and Ethan Coen, the brothers behind such quirky hits as RAISING ARIZONA and BARTON FINK, are the executive producers who came up with the idea in the first place, influenced by the likes of THE BAD NEWS BEARS and SOUTH PARK....An achingly funny and corrupt dark comedy....Mr. Zwigoff has a taste for finding the dramatic power of self-loathing and making it entertainment......It unapologetically exults in its characters' glorious imperfection......Billy Bob Thornton is sinfully funny....As slime personified, he's sublime...There are 50 times more laughs here than in THE CAT IN THE HAT.BAD SANTA is a demented, twisted, unreasonably funny work of comic kamikaze style.Theatrical Release: November 26, 2003[T]ransgressive-comedy heaven.BAD SANTA is a towering achievement: a dark, profane comedy about everything that's both right and wrong with the season of goodwill. Essential, dark-hearted Yuletide viewing for misanthropes everywhere.
Cast Ethan Coen (Executive Producer)
Alex Bornstein (Star)
Lauren Tom (Star)
Tony Cox (Star)
Harrison Bieker (Star)
John Requa (Screenwriter)
Brett Kelly (Star)
Joel Coen (Executive Producer)
John Ritter (Star)
Billy Bob Thornton (Star)
Cloris Leachman (Star)
Lauren Graham (Star)
Lorna Scott (Star)
Terry Zwigoff (Director)
Jamie Anderson (Director of Photography)
Glenn Ficarra (Screenwriter)
Bernie Mac (Star)
Ajay Naidu (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown]
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Feature Film Drama,Crime/Legal Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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