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The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1979)

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TV Movie | 104 min | Drama

The mysterious owner of a costume shop rents a Santa Claus suit to three very different men: a math teacher trying to get the nerve to propose, a homeless restaurateur trying to hide from the mob, and a harried political speech writer ...See moreThe mysterious owner of a costume shop rents a Santa Claus suit to three very different men: a math teacher trying to get the nerve to propose, a homeless restaurateur trying to hide from the mob, and a harried political speech writer visiting with his estranged wife and son. Their lives are inexorably changed by their experience of playing Santa Claus. Written by The Pirate King See less
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Lovel S. Ellis (as Lovel Ellis)
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Updated Dec 23, 1979

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Dec 23, 1979 (United States)

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Fred Astaire
Costume Shop Proprietor / Chauffeur / Policeman / Hot Dog Vendor / Cab Driver / … See more Costume Shop Proprietor / Chauffeur / Policeman / Hot Dog Vendor / Cab Driver / Jeweler / Floor Walker / Choral Director / Santa Claus   See fewer
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Gary Burghoff
Bob Willis Bob Willis   See fewer
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John Byner
Stan Summerville Stan Summerville   See fewer
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Bert Convy
Gil Travis Gil Travis   See fewer
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Tara Buckman
Polly Primer Polly Primer   See fewer
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Brooke Bundy
Linda Travis Linda Travis   See fewer
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Eddie Barth
Babyskin Babyskin   See fewer
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Ron Feinberg
Bruno Betinger Bruno Betinger   See fewer
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Nanette Fabray
Dora Dayton Dora Dayton   See fewer
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Harold Gould
Dickie Dayton Dickie Dayton   See fewer
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Ray Vitte
Eddie Eddie   See fewer
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Debbie Lytton
Melissa Melissa   See fewer
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Pat Petersen
Lance (as Patrick Petersen) Lance (as Patrick Petersen)   See fewer
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Danny Wells
Chandler Chandler   See fewer
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Andre Gower
Terry Travis Terry Travis   See fewer
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David Greenan
Rod Sanborn Rod Sanborn   See fewer
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Majel Barrett
Miss Forsythe Miss Forsythe   See fewer
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Tony La Torre
Angelo Angelo   See fewer
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Vincent Di Paolo
Street Vendor (uncredited) Street Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 244 votes