The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause (1994)

23 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: When Santa arrives at the north pole he asks an elf who is in charge. She tells him she has shoes older than him and turns to walk away. Santa goes after her and camera angles change. The elf is a different actor in the second part of the scene.

Correction: The first elf Scott Calvin asks is Larry the Elf (who is later ordered by Bernard to get Charlie some chow) who says he has pointy shoes older than Calvin. Calvin then turns to another busy elf, who is female and asks her who is in charge. Two different elves.


Corrected entry: Charlie and Santa get to the North Pole for the first time and they land. Santa gets out and starts talking to the one Elf. When Bernard comes over, he asks "who's causing the trouble here?" There is a red headed kid with a yellow shirt on sitting in the Sleigh just staring at Santa and Bernard. However, a moment later when it goes back to Bernard, the kid is mysteriously gone. (00:30:00)

Jarrad Trythall

Correction: The cutaway from Bernard to Scott Calvin was long enough for the elf in the yellow shirt to exit the sleigh or duck down inside it.


Corrected entry: Towards the end of the movie when Scott is leaving the Millers' the final time, when the camera pans through the crowd of kids, some of the kids have pointy ears from when they played elves earlier in the movie.

Correction: That's entirely the point. The elves are blending in with the kids to watch what happens.

Corrected entry: When Tim Allen shouts to Santa on his roof and he starts to fall, you can tell by the speed that he's falling that when they cut to the next shot (view looking down from the roof), Santa should be further down on the roof than he actually is.

Correction: The shots are showing the exact same moment, just from two views, which is a common filmmaking technique showing a single action from different angles.

Corrected entry: The morning after Scott goes to the north pole, he goes outside with no boots on. When he goes back in he has boots on.

Correction: When Scott goes out to look in the snow he comes back with bare feet. When he goes out to car to talk to Charlie you can actually hear his boots going down the steps outside the house, so he obviously put them on before going out.

Corrected entry: On the table at Denny's is a little plastic holder with a card advertising egg nog. In all the shots of the table the plastic holder is facing toward Scott. But in the very last overhead shot, it is facing towards the empty seat to Scott's left.

Correction: Scott picked it up and put it down in a different position.

Corrected entry: When the "dead" Santa is on the ground, his suit has a belt, which is buckled. Scott picks the suit up and heads to the sleigh. Later when he's in the sleigh and puts the suit on, Charlie says "you forgot the sash" and Scott ties the sash. There is a sash now where there used to be a belt and a buckle.


Correction: The suit Scott wears at the end is also completely different from either of these suits, the elves telling him they've made some modifications to the suit for Scott. The belted suit the dead Santa wore featured his own modifications. When the current Santa dies, the suit reverts to its default form until the next Santa adds his own personal touches. The belt disappeared (just like the former Santa's body disappeared) to be replaced with the sash which the suit originally featured.

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Corrected entry: When the elves are tying up the security guard, one of the elves is holding his ribbon-sprayer, but nothing is coming out of it.


Correction: Watch closely. Three of the elves are spraying the police officer and one is standing next to Charlie watching and laughing. The three doing the spraying all have ribbon coming out of the guns.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Correction: This is way too vague. I have now watched this movie dozens of times and, since they are in a public place, naturally whatever is going on behind Scott changes from shot to shot. There is nothing unusual about it.

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Corrected entry: When Scott Calvin and Charlie have got in the sleigh and Scott has shouted 'Let's go', the sleigh flies off the roof and moves onto the road along side a truck. At first glance the sleigh looks like its moving on the ground, then in the next shot it looks like its off the ground, and then it goes back to moving back on the ground before flying off to deliver presents.

Correction: Scott cannot control the sleigh, so it makes sense that it's moving up and down and occasionally hitting the ground.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Santa is getting his new equipment for his run, the elf giving him the stuff is named Quentin. This is a reference to the James Bond films - the guy who issues Bond's equipment is named simply Q.

Correction: Without any evidence that the filmmaker's deliberately intended this, it could also just be a coincidence.

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Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie when Neal is hanging up stockings on the mantle, he only hangs one up for Charlie. In the next scene, there are three stockings hanging (one for each family member).

Correction: We only SEE him hanging up Charlie's stocking, that doesn't mean he didn't hang up the other two as well.

Corrected entry: Santa's card said to put on the suit and the reindeer will know what to do. Scott did not put on the suit, but the reindeer flew him to another house. He was not yet bound by the Santa Clause, he was not yet Santa Claus, the reindeer should not have flown.

Correction: He said "Let's go.", so maybe the reindeer assumed that he meant to fly to another house.

Corrected entry: When Scott shouts at Santa he falls off the roof because of the slippery snow. Minutes later both Scott and his son climb on the roof via a tailor 'presented' ladder and both have absolutely no problem walking on the slippery snow.

Correction: Santa was startled and lost his balance when Scot shouted.

Corrected entry: When Scott Calvin hears something on the roof and he goes outside, he sees Santa on the roof. He calls to Santa, "hey you", and Santa turns around and slips. As he's sliding down the roof he's coming straight for Scott (and it shows that from Santa's view, he's going to hit him) but in the next shot Santa has landed way to the right of Scott and on a big pile of nice soft snow.

Correction: Scott was actually standing way out, away from the house. The angle of the roof at that height happened to be pointing directly at Scott, because that was where he needed to be in order to see on top of the roof. So from the camera view from the sliding Santa, he appears to be heading straight for Scott. But as Santa reaches the edge of the roof, gravity will pull him downwards, instead of making him head into Scott, making him land in the position as shown in the movie.

Correction: Snow doesn't have to mean temperatures below freezing. We have a lot of snow where I live, but you don't always see your breath, even in December. It is not just a matter of cold, but also of humidity.

Corrected entry: When Scott Calvin is looking in the window at Charlie after he is not permitted to see him, you see his Scott Calvin's face, and it is snowing. The shot cuts to Charlie-in-the-window, and it's not snowing, then back to Scott Calvin, and it's snowing again.

Correction: It's snowing in every shot. It's difficult (almost impossible) to see the snowflakes when the camera is zoomed in on something. You can see the effect the first time we see through the window; you can still see the snowflakes, but just barely. After another zoom in, they essentially become invisible.


Corrected entry: During the jail break scene, the ELF cuts the jail door hinges with tinsel. Then they lift the door out of the way. When they pull the door out, the bolt is flush with the door and was not locked.

Correction: The bolt is flush because it was cut too.

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Corrected entry: The girl who left out milk the first Christmas and buttermilk the second Christmas for Santa had a tooth missing, pretty prominently in the front. The next year, everything is the same, including the missing tooth. Wouldn't it have grown back?

Correction: When my sister lost her front teeth it took her about two years to grow them back. Maybe this little girl took a while to get her teeth back, too.

Corrected entry: When Scott was at Denny's, he wanted to order egg nog, but when he was at the little girl's house, he said he was lactose-intolerant.


Correction: He told the little girl that he was lactose intolerant because he didn't want to drink the milk that she left for santa.

Revealing mistake: When Tim Allen startles Santa Clause and he falls off of the roof, Santa's foot kicks up a blanket that was used to look like some snow on the roof. (00:14:10)

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Charlie: It's Santa! You killed him.
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Trivia: Another place to spot an elf is in the beginning when the children are looking through the toy store window. The next place to see elves is when Tim Allen gets arrested and there is a crowd around the house. If you look carefully, you can see that some of the children are actually elves.

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Chosen answer: Even though Charlie did not want to stay with his Dad for Christmas Eve, he did want to stay at home with a family member, fragmented as it was. Eating Christmas Eve dinner at a Denny's restaurant was not his idea of a Christmas dinner at home with family.

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