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Bad Santa 2 (2016)

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Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.

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Mark Waters
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Bob Thornton ... Willie Soke
Kathy Bates ... Sunny Soke
Tony Cox ... Marcus Skidmore
Christina Hendricks ... Diane Hastings
Brett Kelly ... Thurman Merman
Ryan Hansen ... Regent Hastings
Jenny Zigrino ... Gina De Luca
Jeff Skowron ... Dorfman
Cristina Rosato ... Alice
Mike Starr ... Jolly Santa
Octavia Spencer ... Opal
Ranee Lee Ranee Lee ... Choirmaster
Selah Victor ... Breast Feeding Mom
Lombardo Boyar ... Valet Boss
Dean Hagopian Dean Hagopian ... Costume Greeter
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Storyline

It's the most wonderful time of the year again, and the not-in-the-slightest reformed safe-cracker Willie Soke is breathing the air of freedom once more, failing miserably to keep himself afloat thirteen whole years after his last achievements. Still addicted to alcohol and at the end of his tether, Soke will reluctantly accept his former sidekick Marcus' truce and his daring plan for another Yuletide caper--this time targeting a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. However, as Willie slips back into his Santa's red suit again, much to his disappointment, he will discover that another partner in crime is also eager to join in the heist: his desperate for cash estranged mother, Sunny. Can Willie work around his mummy issues, especially now that the closest thing to family, Thurman Merman, comes to town for a visit? Written by Nick Riganas

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New Crew. New Job. New Low. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Santa 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,176,680, 27 November 2016

Gross USA:

$17,782,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,079,268
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (ACES)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Near the beginning of the film, Willie goes to throw up in an alley against a wall under a spot light, nearly mirroring the same shot from the first Bad Santa (2003). See more »

Goofs

The film's story takes place less than a week before Christmas, but Sunny is shown watching TV from a toilet because she doesn't want to miss the finale of "The Bachelor." A fall edition of "The Bachelor" has not aired since 2007, and whenever it was on in the fall, the finale was in late November. In fact, "The Bachelor" has never aired in December. See more »

Quotes

Sunny Soke: Well bless your heart. Cheap little fucker.
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Connections

References Total Divas (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne In E Flat Major, Op.9 No.2
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Courtesy of Opus 1 Music
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Bad Santa 2 does what it sets out.
8 December 2016 | by DarkVulcan29See all my reviews

For those who despised this film, I respect your opinion and please don't hate me. Because I found this film entertaining, would I consider this a great film heck no, but would I consider it to be a bad film, certainly not. Bad Santa 2 is a film to me to watch with your friends and have a big laugh.

Years after the events of the first Bad Santa(2003), down on his luck Willie(Billy Bob Thornton) is pulled back for another heist by his former partner Marcus(Tony Cox) and his estranged mother(Kathy Bates). Willie has got nothing else going for him, except for Thurman(Brett Kelly) who is now grown, but acts like a lost child. And it's during the time of Christmas, so Willie has to put on the Santa outfit again.

I saw very little of the first Bad Santa, and probably should have watch all of it before watching the sequel. Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, and Kathy Bates all have funny chemistry. They are all despicable people, but that is what makes them funny. Thornton is a drunk foul mouth character, but you know there is a good person hiding in there somewhere. Christina Hendricks is also amusing here, she and Thornton have funny scenes. The movie does have a lot of raunchy jokes, but I laughed cause the deliver was perfect. My only real problem here is the Thurman character played by Brett Kelly. They could have done so much more with that character, instead the writers took the lazy way out with him. But all in all an entertaining film, you go in expecting nothing more, nothing less.


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