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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 Trinacra, Les Films du Splendid

Release in France : 25/08/1982


    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 !

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Full credits (23)

    Executive Producer :

    Yves Rousset-Rouard

    Adaptation :

    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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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 29 min

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