|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 23 Libraries 27 of 28 copies|
Santa's black-sheep brother gets a much-needed shot at redemption in this holiday comedy reuniting actor Vince Vaughn and director David Dobkin (Clay Pigeons, Wedding Crashers). It's not easy being the brother of a benevolent and beloved saint, and no one knows that better than Fred Claus (Vaughn). After struggling for years to live up to the example set by his younger sibling Nicholas (Paul Giamatti), Fred has finally given up. These days Fred is working as a repo man taken to stealing the items he repossesses, and his shady tactics have just landed him in jail. While Mrs. Claus vehemently insists that Fred fend for himself, Nicholas refuses to sit idly by as his brother rots in jail and agrees to set bail if Fred will repay the debt by coming to the North Pole and help make toys for the upcoming Christmas season. But Fred isn't nearly as productive as your average elf, and he's got quite an attitude to boot. With Christmas fast approaching and Fred threatening to sideline Nicholas' entire finely tuned operation, the brother that always struggled to get out from under his sibling's substantial shadow finds out just how far the patience of a saint can be pushed before jolly old Santa reaches his breaking point. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) has lived his entire life in his brother's very large shadow. Fred tried, but could hardly live up to the example set by the younger Nicholas (Paul Giamatti), who was just a perfect...well...saint. True to form, Nicholas grew up to be the model of giving, while Fred became the polar opposite: a fast-talking repo man who's run out of luck and money. Over Mrs. Claus' objections, Nicholas agrees to help his brother on one condition: that he come to the North Pole and earn the money he needs by working in Santa's workshop. The trouble is that Fred isn't exactly elf material and, with Christmas fast approaching, Fred could jeopardize the jolliest holiday of the year.
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Brothers -- North Pole -- Drama.
Debt -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2008
|Edition||Full screen and widescreen versions.|
Higgins, John Michael.
Weisz, Rachel, 1970-
Bates, Kathy, 1948-
Banks, Elizabeth, 1974-
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, John Michael Higgins, Miranda Richardson, John Michael Higgins, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Spacey.
Director of photography, Remi Adefarasin ; editor, Mark Livolsi ; music, Christophe Beck.
MPAA rating: PG; for mild language and some rude humor.
In English, French & Spanish, with English, French & Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
DVD; region 1; full screen and widescreen presentations; Dolby Digital surround 5.1.
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.