Monday, December 13, 2010
TFT's Movie Quote of the Day - December 13
The movie tells the story of frustrated divorcee Scott Calvin, who isn't handling life very well. His precocious son Charlie is visiting for Christmas, but Scott seems more interested in verbally sparring with his ex-wife and her husband Neil than taking care of his son. After he reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to his son, Charlie wakes up in the middle of the night after hearing "a clatter" and forces his dad to go outside. They find a man on the roof...and Scott thinks it's a burglar.
When he yells at the guy, the red-clad man slips and falls...Scott Calvin has killed Santa Claus. So, he puts on the suit, does his best to deliver toys, and plays Santa for the night, not realizing that, by putting on the suit, he is legally bound to BE SANTA CLAUS FOREVER.
There are several quotes from this one, but I'll reference one today that my wife and I often cite. It happens when the police capture Scott in full Santa Claus regalia...and then try to interrogate him.
Detective: "Look, I know you're Scott Calvin. You know you're Scott Calvin. So let's make this simple: I say 'name', you say 'Scott Calvin.' Name?"
Scott Calvin: "Kris Kringle."
Scott Calvin: "Sinterklaas."
Scott Calvin: "Pere Noel. Babbo Natale. Pelznickel. Topo Gigio!"
Detective: "Okay, Calvin, maybe a couple of hours in the tank will change your mind."