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FULL SYNOPSIS

The Christmas season just got a lot less joyous in this very dark comedy. Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton) is a con man and a thief who teams up with his friend Marcus (Tony Cox), a midget, for a very special scam each year during the holiday season. Willie gets a job as Santa Claus at a shopping mall, his pal tags along as an elf, and they use their employee status to crack mall security and rob stores blind just before Christmas. However, there's one flaw to this plan -- Willie is a bitter, foul-mouthed and perpetually grouchy alcoholic who doesn't care for kids, and it's all he can do to keep himself from getting fired while on the job. The mall's manager (John Ritter, in his last film appearance) is certain something's wrong with the Santa he's hired, so he asks the mall's chief of security (Bernie Mac) to do some research on Willie. Meanwhile, one of the kids Willie is forced to talk to becomes a regular customer; overweight, awkward, and the frequent target of bullies, the boy manages to arouse something like sympathy from Willie, who tries to give him some advice and develops something vaguely resembling Christmas sprit along the way. Bad Santa was directed by Terry Zwigoff, who enjoyed previous success with Terry Zwigoff and Terry Zwigoff. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:November 5, 2004

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Billy Bob Thornton Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2003 Nominee

Cast

Billy Bob Thornton
as Willie T. Stokes
Tony Cox
as Marcus
Brett Kelly
as Thurman Merman
Lauren Graham
as Sue
Lauren Tom
as Lois
Bernie Mac
as Gin Slagel
John Ritter
as Bob Chipeska
Ajay Naidu
as Hindustani Troublemaker
Alex Borstein
as Milwaukee Mom W/Photo
Cloris Leachman
as Grandma
Joe Bucaro III
as Sgt. Mick
Ethan Phillips
as Roger Merman
Ryan Pinkston
as Shoplifter
Lorna Scott
as Milwaukee Mother
Harrison Bieker
as Milwaukee Boy
Dylan Charles
as Milwaukee Bratty Kid
Billy Gardell
as Milwaukee Security Guard
Bryan Callen
as Miami Bartender
Tom McGowan
as Harrison
Grace Calderon
as Woman In Tight Pants
Christine Pichardo
as Photo Elf
Max Van Ville
as Skateboard Bully
Bucky Dominick
as Deer Hunter 3 Boy
Georgia Eskew
as Barbie Girl
Hayden Bromberg
as Fraggle-Stick Boy
Briana Norton
as Pinball Girl
Octavia L. Spencer
as Opal
Hallie Singleton
as Woman In Food Court
Matt Walsh
as Herb
Natsuko Ohama
as Pedicurist
Dave Adams
as Prison Guard
Joey Saravia
as Pokemon Child
Cody Strauch
as Watching Boy
Chloe Colville
as Crying Girl
Alexandra Korhan
as Girl On Santa's Lap
Tonya Renee Banks
as Stand In For Marcus
Peter Quartaroli
as Stand In For Willie
Michael Dansk
as Stand In For Willie
Christine Pichardo
as Photo Elf
Joey Saravia
as Pokemon Child
Grace Calderon
as Woman In Tight Pants
Tonya Renee Banks
as Stand In For Marcus
Harrison Bieker
as Milwaukee Boy
Matt Walsh
as Herb
Ryan Pinkston
as Shoplifter
Peter Quartaroli
as Stand In For Willie
Hallie Singleton
as Woman In Food Court
Chloe Colville
as Crying Girl
Natsuko Ohama
as Pedicurist
Lorna Scott
as Milwaukee Mother
Bryan Callen
as Miami Bartender
Hayden Bromberg
as Fraggle-Stick Boy
Max Van Ville
as Skateboard Bully
Bucky Dominick
as Deer Hunter 3 Boy
Dylan Charles
as Milwaukee Bratty Kid
Alexandra Korhan
as Girl On Santa's Lap
Dave Adams
as Prison Guard
Joe Bucaro III
as Sgt. Mick
Billy Gardell
as Milwaukee Security Guard
Georgia Eskew
as Barbie Girl
Ethan Phillips
as Roger Merman
Cody Strauch
as Watching Boy
Briana Norton
as Pinball Girl
Tom McGowan
as Harrison
Octavia L. Spencer
as Opal

Crew

Terry Zwigoff
Director
Bob Weinstein
Producer
Sarah Aubrey
Producer
Ethan Coen
Screen Story
John Requa
Screenwriter
Glenn Ficarra
Screenwriter
Joel Coen
Screen Story
Terry Zwigoff
Screenwriter
Jamie Anderson
Cinematographer
David Kitay
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Hoffman
Editor
Sharon Seymour
Production Designer
Peter Borck
Art Director
David Crokett
Co-producer
David Crockett
Co-producer
Joel Coen
Executive Producer
Ethan Coen
Executive Producer
Natalie Richards
Set Designer
Lynn Christopher
Set Designer
Natalie Richardson
Set Designer
Erin Lenk
Costume Designer
Annie Miller
Costume Designer
Susan Strubel
Costume Designer
Wendy Chuck
Costume Designer
Linda Thayer
Costume Designer
Jim Hensz
First Assistant Director
Gary Jay
Camera Operator
Ben R. Scott
Stunts
Craig Jensen
Stunts
Kerry Rossall
Stunts
Mike Adams
Stunts
Cliff McGlaughlin
Stunts
Jim Wilkey
Stunts
Anthony Schmidt
Stunts
Rick Kresse
Stunts
Tonya Renee Banks
Stunts
Randy Beckman
Stunts
Carl Ciarfalio
Stunts
Allan Graf
Stunts
Felicia Fasano
Casting
Mary Vernieu
Casting
Ted Basso
Driver
Cory McCrum-Abdo
Post Production Supervisor
Brian McQuown
Driver
Tricia Ronten
Script Supervisor
Vincent Berry
Properties Maker
Tad Driscoll
Production Accountant
Kim Bryant-Woods
Assistant Location Manager
Brad Weston
Co-Executive Producer
Jeff Arwine
Set Medic/First Aid
Glen Magers
Electrician
Brian Maguire
Driver
Daril Alder
Leadman
David Crockett
Unit Production Manager
Stuart Rankine
Assistant Properties
John Nutt
Sound Effects Editor
Janell Sammelman
Set Production Assistant
Mickey Giacomazzi
Stunts Coordinator
Matthew Iadarola
Re-Recording Mixer
Jeff Dashnaw
Stunts Coordinator
Susan Dudeck
Dialogue Editor
Cammy Langer
Hair Styles
James LeBrecht
Sound Effects Editor
Vincent Guisetti
Foley Artist
Don Tardino
Transportation Coordinator
Gary Gegan
Re-Recording Mixer
Larry Hilmo
Driver
Susan Walter
Second Second Assistant Director
Christine Bonnem
Location Manager
Joani Yarbrough
Hair Styles
Erik Hecomovich
Grip
Paul Codiga
Assistant Location Manager
Paul Threlkeld
Dolly Grip
Haley B. Sweet
Production Supervisor
Nina Kawasaki
First Assistant Avid Editor
Tony Sepian
Grip
Cindy LaJeunesse
Buyer
Tim Snowber
Set Dresser
Lynne Eagan
Makeup
Lynel Moore
First Assistant Avid Editor
Chris Brenczewski
Special Effects Foreman
Pedro Vides
Properties Maker
Melissa Axelrod
Personal Assistant
Michael Hibbard
Electrician
Chris Navarro
ADR Recordist
Ninon Tantet
Post Production Supervisor
Ray Yamagata
Assistant Art Director
Brian Berkel
Properties Maker Foreman
Jose Montoya
Properties Maker
Kristen Scott
Personal Assistant
Dave Halls
Second Assistant Director
Michael Schwake
Dolly Grip
Larry Kemp
Supervising Sound Editor
Tzarina Edillon
First Assistant Editor
Keith Hartley
Best Boy Electric
Harvey Weinstein
Co-Executive Producer
Glen Purdy
Best Boy Grip
Carol McConnaughey
Unit Publicist
Andrew Wooten
Driver
David Kitay
Conductor
Ron Vignone
Assistant ADR Editor
Shalimar Reodica
Casting Associate
Mike Gannon
Assistant Properties
Trish Hadley
Post Production Coordinator
Sam Vanny
First Assistant Editor
Rodger Enochson
Properties Maker
Randy Spendlove
Executive Music Producer
Nash Garrison
Production Assistant
Mike Pelino
Production Assistant
Alain Romi
First Assistant Editor
Peter Teschner
Additional Editing
Bernadette Tanchauco
First Assistant Accountant
Paul Lilavois
First Assistant Accountant
Sean Ginevan
Leadman
Georgia Schwab
Production Assistant
Leah Holmes
Post Production Accountant
Larry Commans
Boom Operator
Rita Troy
Key Hairstylist
Misael Paraja
Painter
Dominic Napolitano
First Assistant Camera
Sarah Bourgeois
Assistant Sound Editor
Peter Bankins
Properties Master
Chris Bernal
Electrician
Jason Uhrmacher
Production Assistant
Lee Orloff
Production Sound Mixer
Martha Cagrill
Camera Loader
Kara Stanford
Art Department Coordinator
Nava Sadan
Costumes Supervisor
Sarah Lorenz
Production Secretary
Sam Hinckley
Sound Effects Editor
Jennifer Tanksley
Camera Loader
Tyler Thornberg
Production Secretary
Teressia Carter
Hair Styles
Mo Henry
Negative Cutter
Robert Leveen
Additional Cinematography
Robert Leveen
Unit Production Manager
David Bouza
Electrician
Greg Banta
Chief Lighting Technician
Jason Joyce
Painter
Oscar Alvarado
Properties Maker
Mark Weingarten
Production Sound Mixer
Derek Page
Electrician
Bill Petrotta
Properties Master
Jimmy Ferguson
Second Assistant Camera
Carrie Angland
Key Make-up
Tricia Linklater
Assistant Sound Editor
Shannon Erbe
Music Editor
Allen Wong
First Assistant Accountant
Matt Dublin
Re-Recording Mixer
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