Get Santa

Date: 2014
Director: Christopher Smith
Production Company: Film i Väst, Scott Free Productions

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall, Warwick Davis, Kit Connor, Stephen Graham
Location(s): Lancashire, London, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

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Storyline:

A race against the clock to save Christmas begins when a young boy finds Santa Claus hiding in the garden shed after he crashes his sleigh.

Additional Information:

Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

 

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As the titles appear, a Skateboarder (Ben Grove) speeds through the City of London. Paternoster Row in EC4 in with Paternoster Square in the left background.

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Looking along Queens Head Passage with King Edward Buildings, the former General Post Office Headquarters, on King Edward Street in the distance.

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Facing the east side of Paternoster Square.

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The camera continues to follow the Skateboarder beneath the snow laden sky. Carter Lane EC4 with the corner of Addle Hill to the left of centre.

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The Skateboarder turns a corner as the shot carries on along Carter Lane. Facing west with the corners of St. Andrews Hill and Burgon Street straight ahead.

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This is Queens Head Passage with the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral to the centre.

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Something in the sky catches the Skateboarder's eye . . . is that a reflection of Santa's Sleigh in the windows above? Watling Street at the corner of Bread Street EC4 with One New Change filling the background and St. Paul’s Cathedral on the far left.

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The following morning, rush hour chaos is caused by a herd of Reindeer crossing Tower Bridge. The bridge spans the Thames in SE1 connecting Tower Hamlets and Southwark.

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Meanwhile, Steve Anderson (Rafe Spall) is marched through the film's Lambeth Prison courtyard on his way to be released. HMP Lancaster Castle on Stone Row Head in Lancaster, Lancashire.

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Television news channels report on the reindeer. The up river Golden Jubilee Bridge with Hungerford Bridge and Charing Cross station in WC2 to the right.

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Steve calls his ex-Wife about seeing his son Tom while collecting an old camper van from storage. The former Midland Mills premises in Leeds with Silver Street and the disused Holbeck Railway Viaduct visible through the gateway to the bottom right.

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Tom writes a letter to Santa which flies up the chimney after he puts it in the living room fireplace. The property beneath this roof stands on Park Lane, Rothwell in West Yorkshire.

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Instead of making it's way to Lapland, the letter streaks towards the shed in Tom's back garden. The rear of the house in Park Lane in Rothwell.

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After Tom and his Dad discover him asleep in the shed, Santa Claus makes his way to where his reindeer have been taken following the previous evening's sleigh crash. The entrance to Battersea Dogs & cats Home on Battersea Park Road SW8.

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Santa Claus (Jim Broadbent) attempts to rescue the reindeer. The CGI background includes the chimneys of Battersea Power Station . . . but if the shot was real this location would be the other side of the Thames on Grosvenor Road, Pimlico.

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The next day, Steve ponders Tom's idea about helping Santa to return to Lapland in time for Christmas Eve. Various parts of Nainby House, Sambrook House and Gaysley House off Hotspur Street in Kennington SE11.

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More children's letters fly around Lambeth Prison where Santa Claus has been taken after being arrested at Battersea Cats & Dogs Home. In the foreground stands Bramwell House off Falmouth Road in Bermondsey SE1 with Symington House behind to the left and the Ark Globe Academy on the right then Canary Wharf in the distance.

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Steve arrives to pick up Tom. Park Lane, Rothwell, opposite Park Crescent.

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Tom Anderson (Kit Connor) comes out of the house that he shares with his mother Alison and her partner Tony. Park Lane in Rothwell, Leeds.

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Following a visit to Santa in prison, Tom and Steve climb over a fence into Richmond Park to find Dasher.

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Having rescued Dasher, Steve and Tom flee the park when the police turn up in a Land Rover.

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The camper smashes through the park gate and Steve loses the pursuing Officers.

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With Dasher in the back of the van, the two drive onward, making their way to the site of the sleigh crash. Facing northeast on Oldfield Lane in Leeds, West Yorkshire with Tong Road almost visible in the right distance.

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Continuity flows like mulled wine as the VW LT28 camper pulls up a little further along Oldfield Lane. Looking out from Wortley Recreation Ground on Oldfield Lane with the corner of Tavistock Park in the background.

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Dasher leads Steve and Tom into a park. Looking east on Oldfield Lane in Leeds with Wortley Recreation Ground to the right.

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Steve and his son come across the wrecked sleigh. This is the track bed of the former railway running between Wortley West and South Junctions to the east of Wortley Recreation Ground.

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After letting all the magic flying powder out of the sleigh, Steve takes a call from his Parole Officer. Overhead, the bridge carries the footpath from Wortley Recreation Ground to Whitehall Road over the disused railway.

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Finding a book of instructions in the sleigh, Steve and Tom head to Suffolk to find another way to rescue Santa and save Christmas.

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As Santa prepares for Christmas in prison, Steve and Tom drive towards the mystical Hermey’s Tower. Facing eastward on Waterloo Bridge.

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Parole Officer Ruth Morbury (Joanna Scanlan) makes her way to the Police Station to report Steve when he doesn't turn up for his daily meeting.

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Yet more letters make their way to Santa. HMP Wandsworth on Heathfield Road in London SW18 which is seen from other angles in 'The Criminal', 'The Scarlet Web', 'Law and Disorder' and 'There Was a Crooked Man'.

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When the camper breaks down on the motorway, Steve, Tom and Dasher make their way on foot to a nearby town. Looking along The Shambles from Market Place in Wetherby, West Yorkshire.

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A Norse Haul van is spotted that didn't stop to give them a lift earlier. Market Place with West Gate in the left distance.

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Ruth calls again, explaining that Steve will go back to prison unless he takes Tom home. Market Place with the Market Hall to the left of centre and The Shambles on the far left.

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The locals begin to pet Dasher, believing him to be part of a theatrical production. The north end of The Shambles in Wetherby with Market Place in the background.

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A Police Car passes the junction at the far end of the street. Looking south along The Shambles with Cross Street in the distance.

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To escape, Tom and Steve 'borrow' costumes from the theatre. The entrance to the Town Hall on Market Place in Wetherby, West Yorkshire.

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Being given a lift by the Norse Haul Van Driver, the two make their way to Hermey’s Tower. Hoober Stand on Lea Brook Lane in Wentworth near Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

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The two discover that the building is actually a post box for letters that have been sent to Santa. Hoober Stand in South Yorkshire.

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Father and son examine the odd monument but can't see a way in. The three sided Hoober Stand was constructed between 1746 and 1748.

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While Tom moves the pieces of a what appears to be a puzzle, Steve calls the prison to find that Santa has been placed in solitary confinement.

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The pieces of a the puzzle click into place and a door opens in the side of the giant post box. Hoober Stand near Rotherham in South Yorkshire.

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Climbing inside Hermey's Tower, the pair are transported through a network of tubes until they reach the Elf City in Lapland.

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The Elves give an old sleigh pulled by an elderly Prancer to Steve and Tom before the pair return to London with a fresh supply of magic powder.

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The sleigh reaches Lambeth Prison.

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In one of the courtyards, a Warder looks up as the sleigh comes in to land. HMP Lancaster Castle in Lancaster, Lancashire.

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Steve sets the sleigh down and the two look for the door that will lead them to the cells. The roof of the Gatehouse Tower at Lancaster Castle.

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The Police are alerted when Santa escapes through fellow prisoner Sally's tunnel before Steve and Tom reach them. The A653 Dewsbury Road near Junction 4 of the M621 in Leeds.

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As sirens wail in the distance, Santa and Sally (Warwick Davis) run through the streets near the prison.

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The two convicts look out from their hiding place after a police car passes. Outside York House on Park Place, Leeds.

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While Tom's mother and her partner Tony head toward Lambeth, a police car drives past the prison.

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After the police car passes, Tom opens a security grille to let him and his Dad out from the prison.

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Santa waves to stop Alison (Jodie Whittaker) and Tony as they approach Coldharbour Lane. In reality, this is looking towards Queen Street on Park Place in Leeds.

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While trying to contact Alison by phone, Steve and Tom continue their search for Santa.

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In the driving seat, Tony (Joshua McGuire) turns around as Santa and Sally climb into the car. Facing east on Park Place.

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With Steve and Tom safely in the car, Sally orders Tony to drive as police cars converge in the street. The junction of Park Place and Central Street in Leeds 1.

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Steve looks through the back window as the police chase Tony's car through the streets. Looking northward on Cross Myrtle Street, Leeds.

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Cross Myrtle Street in the Hunslet area of Leeds.

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Santa fires reindeer droppings at WPC Boyle (Hera Hilmar) as she keeps up the pursuit. Facing west on Parkfield Street with the Apex Centre in the centre distance.

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PC Finkerton (Ewen Bremner) and Ruth join the chase. Facing west on Water Lane with Holbeck Viaduct crossing the background.

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Covered in manure, WPC Boyle gets out of her car. The junction of Cross Myrtle Street and Kinacre Street with Ivory Street to the right.

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As Ruth and the Police catch up, Santa prepares to leave for Lapland. Wortley Recreation Ground in Wortley, Leeds, West Yorkshire with a CGI London Eye in the far left on the image.