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Help! Help! Santa Claus Is On The Loose

Help! Help! Santa Claus Is On The Loose

A Feature film by Jean-Marie Poiré

Produced by Tinacra films, Films du splendid

Release in France : 25/08/1982

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Production and distribution (4)

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One December evening, a hobo disguised as Santa Clause stands handing out Christmas leaflets to freezing passersby. Once his job is over, he heads home to his hovel, only to find that his young girlfriend Josette is on her way out - for good. That same evening, Therese, Pierre an dMrs Musquin are, as usual, on duty at the "S.O.S." switchboard answering the calls of those in distress. Josette, who is trying to escape from Santa Claus, runs into the "S.O.S." building to hide. Luck has it that she had known Therese before, when Therese was a social worker. But Santa follows and a fight soon breaks out. At that very moment, Mrs Musquin gets stuck in the elevator on her way out ! Josette knocks out Felix with a clothes iron but heUs soon back on his feet and weilding a revolver which he doesnUt know how to use ! He managers to shoot a visitor and kill the elevator repairman ! Then, as itUs never a good thing to leave dead dodies lying around, he suggests they cut the repairman into little pieces, wrap them up and hand them out as Christmas presents !

Full credits (23)

Executive Producer :

Yves Rousset-Rouard

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Christian Clavier, Jean-Marie Poiré, Josiane Balasko, Marie-Anne Chazel, Gérard Jugnot, Thierry Lhermitte, Bruno Moynot

Screenwriter :

Jean-Marie Poiré

Director of Photography :

Robert Alazraki

Sound Assistant :

Denis Carquin

Camera Operator :

Jean-Paul Meurisse

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Sound Editor :

Annick Rousset-Rouard

Continuity supervisor :

Sylvette Baudrot

Music Composer :

Vladimir Cosma

Stunt performer :

Patrick Cauderlier

Location Manager :

Yvon Crenn

Assistant directors :

Yann Gilbert, Robin Katz

Line Producer :

Christian Ferry

Voice :

Michel Blanc

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Lenoir

Assistant Operators :

Dominique Gentil, Muriel Edelstein

Production Manager :

Jean Pieuchot

Editor :

Catherine Kelber

Assistant Editor :

Jean Goudier

Production Designers :

Christian Clavier, Willy Holt

Foley artist :

Daniel Couteau

Still Photographer :

Jean-Pierre Fizet

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Feature film

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Comedy, Black comedy

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100% French

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1 h 29 min

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