Bad Santa

Bad Santa (2003)

8 corrected entries

(4 votes)

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, when Willie is in an undisclosed city, Lauren Graham is the bartender. After the, "Pack your shit, Phoenix" call from Marcus, signalling the start of the next season, she's the bartender in Phoenix, too. Although the first city is undisclosed, we know it's not Phoenix.

Correction: It's not Lauren Graham in the beginning.

Corrected entry: Willie has a criminal record and has been in prison. We know this from his intro commentary. But throughout the movie he leaves his fingerprints everywhere, most notably early on when he steals a car and leaves car keys all over the parking lot and then proceeds to crack the safe in the hose without gloves. It would seem very unlikely that he has remained at liberty for his seven years of safe cracking.

Correction: Willie is a small time thief that travels from town to town. His Santa gig is perfect in that hardly any background checks are done for applicants. Not to mention that he only does it once a year. So despite his leaving fingerprints, police would probably not have a current address and would not be very concerned with trying to catch him (as opposed to say an armed bank robber.) However unlikely it may seem, it is not impossible to go under the radar from the police for seven years.

Damian Torres

Corrected entry: Willie kicks the "fire-bags" that light up the neighborhood and then talks to the kid. When he is done talking, he moves back to the bags and the remnants of the bag he kicked are no longer there. You can notice a big gap between the other bags.

Josh Appelbaum

Correction: Actually if you watch after he kicks and stomps on the luminaria, it's still burning. When they show the "gap" in the row of bags, the remains of the luminaria is on the ground, a burnt, blackened cinder is all that remains.

Corrected entry: In Miami when Willie checks his answering machine a woman is leaving a message about car insurance, but it cuts out just before she can leave her number, it seems as if Willie was supposed to hit the next button on the machine but he was on the other side of the room.

MIke Newell

Correction: Some answering machines have time limits for messages. It was just coincidence that the woman got cut off before leaving her number.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Billy Bob is sitting at the bar, the glass is in the bartender's left hand when she toasts Billy Bob; but in the next shot, when she takes the drink, the glass is in her right hand.

Correction: it's possible that she had the glass in the left hand because she needed her right hand to pour the drink into the glass... switch to her right hand while the camera was changing to Willie... how many people toast with their left hands?

Corrected entry: In one of the very early scenes in the film where the little person first breaks into a store and disables the alarm, he is given only a minute (or so) to complete the task prior to opening up the main doors for Billy Bob Thornton. When he opens the doors, we see Billy Bob Thornton finishing off a beer and dropping it into a pile of at least a dozen empty cans. This would be an impossible drinking feat (even for an abusive alcoholic) as the little person left him alone only moments before.

Correction: This is not a mistake, just a gag. Of course it's impossible to drink a dozen beers in under a minute. It's just to give you a laugh.

Corrected entry: Willie lights luminaries Christmas Eve before he goes to rob the mall. When we go back to the house later in the evening all the luminaries on the street have been removed.

Correction: When places do a luminaries event there is often a crew that goes around at a specific time to put out and/or pick up the luminaries. When he went back to the house, this crew could have already come by and done that.

Corrected entry: When Billy Bob Thorton is having sex in the dressing room, he tells the women, "You're aren't going to s*** right for a week." Later on, when John Ritter is recounting the story to Bernie Mac, he states, "He said, 'You aren't going to S-*-*-* right for a month."

Timothy Cheseborough

Correction: Not really a continuity mistake, more like a story changing in the telling, very possibly deliberate on the part of the character.

J I Cohen

Continuity mistake: In the scene when John Ritter is trying to fire Santa and the elf, there is a cup with candy canes on the edge of his desk. The number of candy canes change with each shot. (00:32:20 - 00:34:10)

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Willy:...and I went to my father. And you know what he did? He kicked my ass. And do you know why?
Kid: Because you went to the bathroom on mommy's dishes?

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Trivia: The first lady (with the dark hair) that accepts the photo from Marcus is none other than Alex Borstein, the voice of Lois on Family Guy.

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