Santa Smokes
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In this independent comedy, Johnny (Till Terror) is a down-on-his-luck actor whose shrill but sensible girlfriend, Sue (Melissa Friedman), is after him to get a "real" job. When Sue gets fed up and gives Johnny his walking papers just as bookie Mr. Johnson (Rynel Johnson) starts hounding him to pay off his gambling debts, Johnny swallows his pride and takes a job as a street-corner Santa Claus, handing out flyers for a local store while half-heartedly making with the "ho ho ho." While on the corner, he meets an eccentric woman who calls herself Angel (Kristy Jean… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The story of Johnny (Mr. Schauder), a struggling young actor with problems all around."
‑ Anita Gates, New York Times
"Made in 2002, Santa Smokes could rightfully be called the first incarnation of the 'bad Santa.'"
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"Who says you need a big crew and tons of money to make an enjoyable movie?"
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Forgettable fun."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Overall the acting is sound, the missteps few, and the murky digicam smash-and-grab sheen entirely apt for the cacophonous Christmas crush."
‑ Edward Crouse, Village Voice
"[Terror and Valentien] manage to capture the essence of the Big Apple in the only way possible: off the cuff and entirely on the fly."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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