PG | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole to help Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas in exchange for cash.
David Dobkin was originally going to direct I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007), but dropped out to work with Vince Vaughn on this movie. The two originally worked together on Clay Pigeons (1998), and again in Wedding Crashers (2005).
Where do you think you're going?
Fred Claus: Delivering presents.
Clyde: No you're not! Santa is the only one who can deliver the presents!
Willie: No, only a Claus can deliver the presents, and that is a Claus.
After Northcutt kills the power, and Fred and Willy are "flying blind", Willy consults a map and says they're near "longitude 38.25..." and shouts for Fred to "take a left!" When Fred takes the left turn, they're in Tokyo. The Longitude of Tokyo is 139 degrees, 46 minutes East. 38.25 East is the Longitude of Matui, Tanzania.
The opening logos are covered in snow and Christmas tree lights.
$18,515,473 (USA) (11 November 2007)
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