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Santa's black-sheep brother gets a much-needed shot at redemption in this holiday comedy reuniting actor Vince Vaughn and director David Dobkin (David Dobkin, David Dobkin). It's not easy being the brother of a benevolent and beloved saint, and no one knows that better than Fred Claus (Vaughn). After struggling for years to live up to the example set by his younger sibling Nicholas (Paul Giamatti), Fred has finally given up. These days Fred is working as a repo man taken to stealing the items he repossesses, and his shady tactics have just landed him in jail. While Mrs. Claus vehemently insists that Fred fend for himself, Nicholas refuses to sit idly by as his brother rots in jail and agrees to set bail if Fred will repay the debt by coming to the North Pole and help make toys for the upcoming Christmas season. But Fred isn't nearly as productive as your average elf, and he's got quite an attitude to boot. With Christmas fast approaching and Fred threatening to sideline Nicholas' entire finely tuned operation, the brother that always struggled to get out from under his sibling's substantial shadow finds out just how far the patience of a saint can be pushed before jolly old Santa reaches his breaking point. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 9, 2007

Cast

Vince Vaughn
as Fred Claus
Paul Giamatti
as Nick (Santa) Claus
John Michael Higgins
as Willie
Miranda Richardson
as Annette Claus
Rachel Weisz
as Wanda
Kathy Bates
as Mother Claus
Trevor Peacock
as Papa Claus
Chris "Ludacris" Bridges
as DJ Donnie
Elizabeth Banks
as Charlene
Jeremy Swift
as Bob Elf
Kevin Spacey
as Clyde
Elizabeth Berrington
as Linda Elf
Rio Hackford
as Leon
Bobb'e J. Thompson
as Slam
Alan Corduner
as Dr. Goldfarb
Jordon Hull
as Young Fred (6 yrs old)
Liam James
as Young Fred (12 yrs old)
Theo Stevenson
as Young Nick (6 yrs old)
Allison Sparrow
as Girl w/ Plasma TV
Fern Zimmerman
as Caroler
Danny McCarthy
as Salvation Army Santa
Keith Kupferer
as Salvation Army Santa
Craig J. Harris
as Jermaine Santa
Pete McCabe
as Scary Thug
Jonathan Cullen
as Guard
Wesley Chu
as Bonsai Chef
Guy Massey
as Child Services Agent
Gabriel Pimentel
as Head Secret Service Elf
Hassan Chikhaoui
as Secret Service Elf
Vitalie Babara
as Secret Service Elf
Morgane Monjauze
as Molly Gordon
Caden Niewolny
as Timmy Jackson
Angela Curran
as Old Woman Elf
Celia Henebury
as Girl Elf
Justin McEwen
as Orphange Kid
Tyler Kelley
as Orphange Kid
Dylan Minnette
as Orphange Kid
William Dick
as Group Leader
Frank Stallone
as Frank Stallone
Roger Clinton
as Roger Clinton
Stephen Baldwin
as Stephen Baldwin
Jean-Yves Thual
as Mission Control Elf
Michael Mbhele
as DJ Donnie's Movements
Burn Gorman
as Elf
Orlando Seale
as Elf
Charles Condou
as Elf
Melody Hollis
as Timmy Jackson's Sister
Mike Bacarella
as Wanda's Neighbor
Bert Matias
as Eskimo
Rusty Goffe
as Elf/Frosty Bar Man
Tamara Aranovskaya
as Elf
Natalia Avraimova
as Elf
Irina Cheplyshkina
as Elf
Shamil Galeev
as Elf
Anton Khardarkevich
as Elf
Zinaida Khardarkevich
as Elf
Viktor Kharur
as Elf
Zinaida Kharuk
as Elf
Tatyana Kutaleva
as Elf
Tatiana Lakhmytkina
as Elf
Valentina Lipen
as Elf
Vano Miranyan
as Elf
Nadezda Miranova
as Elf
Tetyana Moskalenko
as Elf
Andriy Nagiyen
as Elf
Firaya Nutfullina
as Elf
Alexander Pavlov
as Elf
Tatiana Pavlova
as Elf
Antanina Satsura
as Elf
Nadiia Shchava
as Elf
Svetlana Shishkevich
as Elf
Galina Shurygina
as Elf
Irina Skrinichenko
as Elf
Nina Sorokoletova
as Elf
Victor Sovpenets
as Elf
Veronika Starostina
as Elf
Inna Sushkova
as Elf
Mykola Yevdokymov
as Elf
Alexey Zalatin
as Elf
Ramona Giambalvo
as Money Donor
Christ Kopoulos
as Money Donor
Jeannette Francis
as Money Donor
Douglas Colber
as Singer
Beth Kondrat
as Singer
Debra Congram
as Singer
Deanna Edgerson
as Singer
Julie Simms
as Singer

Crew

David Dobkin
Director
Jessie Nelson
Producer
David Dobkin
Producer
Joel Silver
Producer
Dan Fogelman
Screenwriter
Dan Fogelman
Screen Story
Jessie Nelson
Screen Story
Remi Adefarasin
Cinematographer
Christophe Beck
Composer (Music Score)
Mark Livolsi
Editor
Allan Cameron
Production Designer
Alex Cameron
Art Director
Gary Baugh
Art Director
Mike Stallion
Art Director
Giles Masters
Supervising Art Director
Craig Jackson
Art Director
Vince Vaughn
Co-producer
Paul Hitchcock
Executive Producer
Kerry Sanders
Set Designer
Richard Roberts
Set Decorator
Susan MacKenzie
Costume Designer
Samantha Cousins
Costume Designer
Alleyne Kirbey-Davies
Costume Designer
Michael Jones
Costume Designer
Anna Sheppard
Costume Designer
Patrick Caulfield
Costume Designer
Gina Panno
Costume Designer
Sukari McGill
Costume Designer
Daniel Clancy
Set Decorator
Marjuska Kortelainen
Costume Designer
Chan Chi Wan
Costume Designer
Peter Hannan
Costume Designer
Jean Vanko
Costume Designer
Hannah Glossop
Costume Designer
Eileen McCahill
Costume Designer
Peter Glossop
Sound/Sound Designer
Ryan Evans
Special Effects
Stephen Crawley
Special Effects
Ray Lovell
Special Effects
Stuart Heath
Special Effects
Colin Umpelby
Special Effects
Tim Stracey
Special Effects
Kevin Rogan
Special Effects
Lee Rider
Special Effects
Jonathan McGarry
First Assistant Director
Zachary Gannaway
Camera Operator
Simon Finney
Camera Operator
Steve Wojick
Camera Operator
Joe Bucaro III
Stunts
Lynne Page
Choreography
Les Child
Choreography
Jane Alderman
Casting
Edward Tise
Sound Mixer
David Obermeyer
Sound Mixer
Sarah Katzman
Casting
Curt Frisk
Sound Mixer
Peter Glossop
Sound Mixer
Jina Jay
Casting
Lil Heyman
Production Manager
Lisa Beach
Casting
Nick Woolage
Sound Mixer
Nick Woolage
Recording
Dixie Chassay
Casting Assistant
Joan Philo
Extra Casting
Mark Purkart
Dolly Grip
Phil Ellman
Swing Gang
Danny Shelmerdine
Second Unit Camera
Andrew Rowlands
Steadicam Operator
Amber Sibley
Makeup Special Effects
Bruno Simoes
Digital Background Artist
Dianne Gordon
Digital Background Artist
Patrick Felgueras
Digital Background Artist
Adrian Chan
Digital Background Artist
Dick Oakes
Chief Lighting Technician
Steve Matthys
Swing Gang
Sam Ives
Makeup Special Effects
Emma Short
First Assistant Accountant
Robin Pritchard
Makeup Special Effects
Andy Middleton
Digital Background Artist
Uel Hormann
Visual Effects Supervisor
Kristin Hanson
Graphic Design
Gary Spratling
Second Unit Camera
Ted Lichtenheld
Second Unit Camera
Bjorn Liljequist
Digital Background Artist
Alex Bicknell
Visual Effects Supervisor
Lee Gooch
Carpenter
Martin McLaughlin
Special Effects Supervisor
Claire McGrane
Digital Background Artist
John Adefarasin
Clapper Loader
Todd Zongker
First Assistant Editor
Sascha Robitizki
Digital Background Artist
Zoran Arizanovic
Digital Background Artist
Matt Kasmir
Digital Background Artist
Lidia Lukes
Producer's Assistant
David Nowell
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Bac Delorme
Second Assistant Director
Terry Blyther
Location Manager
Dion Lam
Fights Choreographer
Dion Lam
Action Director
Stuart Bullen
Digital Background Artist
Oliver Faldo
Digital Background Artist
Chas Cash
Digital Background Artist
Bill Casey
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Alastair King
Conductor
Scott Rolf
First Assistant Camera
Tom Gagnon
Swing Gang
Jem Grimshaw
Digital Background Artist
Steve Harding
Unit Production Manager
Hamza Butt
Digital Background Artist
Kenny Wilson
Makeup Special Effects
Alfonso Cottier
Digital Background Artist
Dominic Mango
Department Head Hair
Lewis Davies
Special Effects Coordinator
Alexander Savenko
Digital Background Artist
Gavin Milligan
Location Manager
Allison Rutland
Digital Background Artist
Heather Leat
Buyer
Jon Neill
CGI Effects
Gemma Smithers
Production Accountant
Gemma Smithers
First Assistant Accountant
Paul Ruffolo
Producer's Assistant
Helen Marchfield
Makeup
Courtney Vanderslice-Law
Visual Effects Producer
Tyler Osman
Construction Coordinator
Caroline Bowker
Script Supervisor
Ingo Putze
Digital Background Artist
George Plakides
Digital Background Artist
Andrea Wertheim
Post Production Supervisor
Larry Szymanowski
Painter
Michele Sciolette
Digital Background Artist
Ray Barrett
Construction Coordinator
David Matusek
Assistant Editor
David Morenz
First Assistant Camera
Diane Kingston
Visual Effects
Joe Carpita
First Assistant Camera
Joe Carpita
Second Assistant Camera
Sheldon Stopsack
Digital Background Artist
Ross Kulma
Set Medic/First Aid
Chris Mulsoff
Lighting
Andrew Loschin
Assistant Visual Effects Editor
Ben Adafarasin
Clapper Loader
Mikael Genachte-Le Bail
Digital Background Artist
Kyle Holden
Swing Gang
Odin Benitez
Dialogue Editor
Martin Krauka
Assistant Director
Paul Round
Visual Effects
Demetra Diamantopoulos
Unit Production Manager
Campbell Rose
Digital Background Artist
Sally Spencer
Visual Effects Producer
Jason Wen
Digital Background Artist
David Sousa
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Jason Torbett
Properties Master
Martha LaFage
Location Manager
Nick Starr
Third Assistant Director
Karen Purvis
Makeup Special Effects
Liz Smith
Second Assistant Camera
David Kessler
Second Unit Camera
Valerie Davidson
Foley Editor
Mandy Lyons
Hair Styles
Simon Stanley-Clamp
Visual Effects Supervisor
Russell Kennedy
Second Unit Camera
Gregg Rudloff
Re-Recording Mixer
Matthew LeCrone
Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Morag Ross
Makeup
Guy Elson
Digital Background Artist
Neal Scanlan
Makeup Special Effects
Sean C. Cunningham
Scenic Artist
Howard Margolius
Digital Background Artist
Erica Weis
Music Editor
Emma Stokes
Second Second Assistant Director
Adrian Toynton
Second Assistant Director
Emily Maisano
Producer's Assistant
Corina Rosca
Special Effects Coordinator
Holly Bates
First Assistant Accountant
James Gemmill
Scenic Artist
Axel Akesson
Digital Background Artist
Turlo Griffin
Digital Background Artist
Elaine Kieran
Digital Background Artist
Gino Crededio
Lighting
Ross Stansfield
Digital Background Artist
Dan Diprima
Music Editor
Chris Wittenborn
Camera Loader
Ben Dixon
Second Second Assistant Director
Carmen Baker
Sound Effects Editor
Marc Homes
Assistant Art Director
Iain Lowe
Electrician
Grant Connor
Digital Background Artist
Nick Kray
ADR Mixer
Michael Ahasay
Assistant Properties
Catherine Duncan
Visual Effects Producer
Kay Hoddy
Digital Background Artist
Ditch Doy
Visual Effects
Lisa Westcott
Makeup
Lisa Westcott
Hair Styles
Suzanne Jandu
Digital Background Artist
Colin Shulver
Makeup Special Effects
Paul DeMarte
First Assistant Camera
Stephanie Dufford
Second Assistant Camera
Aaron Auch
Producer's Assistant
Terence Alvares
Digital Background Artist
Jill McCullough
Dialogue Coach
Bill Sturgeon
Visual Effects
Neil Corbould
Special Effects Supervisor
Neil Corbould
Visual Effects
Tim Ledbury
Digital Background Artist
Nancy MacLeod
Sound Effects Editor
Fabio Leporelli
Visual Effects
Sophia Burnage
Makeup
Dawn Copeland
Video Assist
Poppy Kay
Makeup Special Effects
Michelle Gonsiorek
Set Production Assistant
Colin Drobnis
Digital Background Artist
John Reitz
Re-Recording Mixer
David Meeking
Painter
Cole Tufts
Producer's Assistant
Ron Ganbar
Digital Background Artist
David Darby
Makeup Special Effects
Matthew Jahnke
Swing Gang
Greg Powell
Stunts Coordinator
Sylvia Kratzsch
Digital Background Artist
Erik Ellefsen
Digital Background Artist
Daniel Schroer
Second Assistant Camera
Stacy Raskin
Producer's Assistant
Andrew Hogden
Digital Background Artist
Demetris Robinson
Makeup Special Effects
Wade Hagen
Production Accountant
Ian Holland
Visual Effects
John Pisani
Unit Publicist
Vanessa Bastyan
Makeup Special Effects
Arthur Windus
Visual Effects Producer
Robin Schoonaraad
Makeup Special Effects
Kate Attwooll
Digital Background Artist
Jennifer Jobst
Costumes Supervisor
Anthony Mirante
Hair Styles
Sandro Henriques
Digital Background Artist
Peter Gleaves
ADR Mixer
Shannon Leigh Olds
Visual Effects Editor
Ivan Manzella
Makeup Special Effects
Gemma De Vecchi
Makeup Special Effects
Zave Jackson
Digital Background Artist
Jeff Tomcho
Camera Loader
Tony Barracca
Leadman
Georgios Cherouvim
Digital Background Artist
Katherine Tibbetts
Production Coordinator
Simon Hague
Scenic Artist
Quentin Matthys
Swing Gang
Adam Lucas
Digital Background Artist
Julie Monroe
Additional Editing
Jason Ruffolo
Set Production Assistant
Roz Abery
Makeup Special Effects
Adam Gough
Assistant Editor
Harry Haase
Painter
David Grimaldi
Sound Effects Editor
Vlad Holst
Digital Background Artist
Luan Davis
Digital Background Artist
Michelle Wraight
Production Coordinator
Royston Willcocks
Digital Background Artist
Debbie Langford
Digital Background Artist
Danya Joseph
Assistant Editor
Kingsley Cook
Visual Effects
Phil Woodfine
Makeup Special Effects
Tobias Sauerwein
Digital Background Artist
Mark Weidling
Swing Gang
Ron Grenko
Swing Gang
Zade Rosenthal
Still Photographer
Tom Truscott
Digital Background Artist
Alan Thatcher
Second Unit Camera
Grant Hewlett
Digital Background Artist
Sara Nudelman
Art Department Coordinator
Francesco Canonico
Visual Effects
Valentina Ercolani
Digital Background Artist
Janice Arthur
Steadicam Operator
David Cozens
Focus Puller
Rick Kline
Re-Recording Mixer
Christine Troianello
Digital Background Artist
Gina Willis
Visual Effects
Robin Hudson
Casting Assistant
Richard Gomes
Digital Background Artist
Duncan McDevitt
Properties Maker
Peter Morenz
Camera Loader
Venetia Penna
Digital Background Artist
Dan Zelcs
Digital Background Artist
James Busby
Electrician
Andrew Bunday
Digital Background Artist
Paul Kulikowski
Digital Background Artist
Holger Voss
Digital Background Artist
Markus Schneider
Digital Background Artist
Florian Salanova
Digital Background Artist
Jane Clive
Assistant Costume Designer
Oliver Hug
Music Editor
Jason Ivimey
Digital Background Artist
Shaun O'Dell
Second Unit Director
Shaun O'Dell
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Lisa Vick
Script Supervisor
Nadav Brill
Digital Background Artist
David Stopford
Digital Background Artist
Angie Wills
Visual Effects Producer
Gert Van Der Meersch
Digital Background Artist
Aviv Yaron
Digital Background Artist
Duncan Jarman
Makeup Special Effects
Wonder Fortune Serra
Producer's Assistant
Mark Gay
Electrician
Kelly Bruce
Digital Background Artist
Walter Piers
Swing Gang
Chris Ryerson
Key Grip
Martin Ofori
Digital Background Artist
Janet Quen
Visual Effects
Alan Young
Special Effects Supervisor
Alban Orlhiac
Digital Background Artist
Tiffany Callum
Digital Background Artist
Keith Pokorski
First Assistant Camera
Katie Newitt
Makeup Special Effects
Michael Illingworth
Digital Background Artist
Chuck Hodes
Still Photographer
Greg Garthe
Producer's Assistant
Claire Pegorier
Digital Background Artist
Andy Hunt
Makeup Special Effects
Iwan Williams
Electrician
Scott Troha
Leadman
Joshua Weston
Makeup Special Effects
Jeff Dieter
Swing Gang
Daniel Gerson
Digital Background Artist
Sheryl Benko
Post Production Coordinator
Tim Bieber
Second Unit Director
Marianne Jenkins
Post Production Supervisor
Keir Longden
Digital Background Artist
Ollie Rankin
Digital Background Artist
Daryl Ziemke
Swing Gang
Can Tuncer
Digital Background Artist
Julie Dartnell
Hair Styles
Julie Dartnell
Makeup
Judy Chin
Makeup
Maralyn Sherman
Hair Styles
Maralyn Sherman
Makeup
Bob Beher
Foley Supervisor
Sam Rowan
Digital Background Artist
Tim Chau
Supervising Sound Editor
Jane Winkles
Assistant Editor
Jeffery Garland
Second Assistant Camera
Paolo Acri
Digital Background Artist
John Friday
Gaffer
Merrin Jensen
Visual Effects Producer
Philip Borg
Digital Background Artist
Blair Scheller
Boom Operator
Liam McGill
Gaffer
Jeremy Hey
Digital Background Artist
Alicia Accardo
Script Supervisor
Sule Bryan-Hurst
Digital Background Artist
Stuart Bunting
Key Grip
Michael Dohne
Digital Background Artist
Rick LeFevour
Stunts Coordinator
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