All Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Release Year: 2010
Country: Finland, Norway, France, Sweden
Languages: Finnish, English
Director: Jalmari Helander
Sound: Dolby Digital
Writing by: Jalmari Helander – idea
Jalmari Helander – screenplay
Juuso Helander – original idea
Produced by: Anna Björk – producer
François-Xavier Frantz – producer
Petri Jokiranta – producer
Knut Skoglund – producer
Cast: Per Christian Ellefsen – Riley
Peeter Jakobi – Santa
Tommi Korpela – Amimo
Jorma Tommila – Rauno
Jonathan Hutchings – Greene
Onni Tommila – Pietari
Risto Salmi – Sheriff
Rauno Juvonen – Piiparinen
Ilmari Järvenpää – Juuso
Music: Juri Seppä Miska Seppä
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In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up! This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.
Plot: On Christmas Eve in Finland, Santa Claus is unearthed in an archaeological dig. Soon after, children start disappearing, leading a boy and his father to capture Santa and, with the help of fellow hunters, they look to sell him back to the corporation that sponsored the dig. And then there's Santa's elves, who are determined to free their leader…
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
Lebroz Ariel James Playing John The Lonely Pimp! Arrested by the 1970's N.Y.P.D.
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Revealing mistakes: When Jimmy test fires the gun in the vacant lot, he cringes and turns away, inexperienced. But when the gun goes off, there is no recoil or gun smoke, only the sound of the gunshot, showing that the gunfire is sound editing; someone who never fired a gun before, especially firing with one hand, would not expect the recoil.
Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- The film is based on the real life story of Steven Jay Russell.
In the last courtroom scene of the movie the real Phillip Morris can be seen standing next to Jim Carrey.
- While on set in New Orleans and filming at the Orleans Parish Prison, one of the extras dressed as an OPP inmate was arrested by a real OPP Jail guard after leaving the set in costume to put belongings in his personal vehicle.