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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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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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Giving the holidays another shot. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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15 | See all certifications »

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23 November 2016 (UK)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,176,680, 25 November 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,782,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,079,268
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The teaser trailer premiered in the USA with the film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016). See more »

Goofs

When Willie and his mom are talking in her apartment for the first time, her right bra strap goes from on her shoulder, to off her shoulder, and back and forth when the view changes to a view of Willie or a view of her. See more »

Quotes

Sunny Soke: [to Willie] You still hit like your fuckin' father.
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References Halo 5: Guardians (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays
Written by Robert Allen and Al Stillman
Produced by John Alagia and Oliver Kraus
Performed by Joy Williams
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Bad Santa 2 does what it sets out.
8 December 2016 | by See 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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