Bad Santa
Filmfest 2004

Willie T. Stokes is a washed-up, wisecracking Department Store Santa who can’t help but be more naughty than nice. Underneath his ill-fitting red suit, Willie is actually a safecracker who makes one big score every year - on Christmas Eve. This Santa and his ingenious Elf – Willie’s midget partner-in-crime Marcus – crack the store safe and make off with their own holiday stash. But then comes Phoenix. Santa and his Elf find their annual heist endangered by a pesky store manager, a savvy mall detective, a sexy Santa fan and an innocent but beleaguered 8 year-old misfit who decides to believe that Willie – as intoxicated, acid-tongued and felonious as he seems to be – is the real Santa he’s been seeking. –“Santa" is a demented, twisted, unreasonably funny work of comic kamikaze style.” Roger Ebert

tags: Feature film

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Bernie Mac, Brett Kelly, Lauren Graham


Director: Terry Zwigoff