Bad Santa is a 2003 American Christmas black comedy film directed by Terry Zwigoff and written by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. It stars Billy Bob Thornton, with a supporting cast of Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, John Ritter and Bernie Mac. It was Ritter's last live-action film appearance before his death on September 11, 2003; the film was dedicated to his memory. The Coen brothers are credited as executive producers. The film was released in the United States on November 26, 2003, and was screened out of competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. It received positive reviews and was a commercial success.
Willie T. Soke and his dwarf assistant Marcus Skidmore are professional thieves. Every year, Willie gets a job as a department store Santa Claus and Marcus as an elf to rob shopping malls Christmas eve night, with Marcus' wife Lois as their getaway driver.
|author||Glenn Ficarra John Requa|
|contentLocation||Arizona Miami Miami metropolitan area|
|genre||comedy crime live-action|
|keywords||alcoholic attack black eye bmw 7 series bmw 740il (e38) bully casual sex chevrolet impala christmas eve curse department store dressing room dwarf dwarfism explore finger getaway driver impala motel room rid santa claus sex-addicted sex addiction sexual addiction sexual relationship shoot shopping mall suicide attempt teenage gang young boy|
|producer||Bob Weinstein John Cameron Sarah Aubrey|
|publisher||Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International Miramax The Numbers|
|theme||action black comedy crime comedy|