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