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Elf (7-Nov-2003)

Director: Jon Favreau

Writer: David Berenbaum

Music by: John Debney

Producers: Jon Berg; Todd Komarnicki; Shauna Robertson

Keywords: Comedy, Christmas

A mortal human raised by elves at the North Pole heads to New York City in search of his biological family.

ABSTRACT
Buddy, a human male raised by elves at the North Pole ever since stowing away in Santa's gift sack as a baby in an orphanage, struggles with an identity crisis stemming from existing as a 6'3" man in an undersized world. Determined to seek out his biological family, Buddy -- imbued with a naive disposition thanks to years spent in Santa's magical realm -- heads to New York City, experiencing all the joys and pitfalls of normal human existence in comedic fashion on his way to meeting his father and restoring the Christmas spirit in a jaded populace.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ed Asner
Actor
15-Nov-1929   Lou Grant
James Caan
Actor
26-Mar-1940   Vegas
Zooey Deschanel
Actor
17-Jan-1980   New Girl
Peter Dinklage
Actor
11-Jun-1969   Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones
Jon Favreau
Actor
19-Oct-1966   Swingers
Will Ferrell
Comic
16-Jul-1967   Saturday Night Live
Kyle Gass
Musician
14-Jul-1960   Half of Tenacious D
Ray Harryhausen
Artist
29-Jun-1920 7-May-2013 Stop-motion genius
Artie Lange
Comic
11-Oct-1967   MADtv, Howard Stern
Michael Lerner
Actor
22-Jun-1941   Barton Fink
Faizon Love
Actor
14-Jun-1968   Friday
Bob Newhart
Comic
5-Sep-1929   The Bob Newhart Show
Leon Redbone
Musician
26-Aug-1949   Vaudevillian with mysterious background
Andy Richter
Actor
28-Oct-1966   Formerly controlled the universe
Amy Sedaris
Actor
29-Mar-1961   Strangers With Candy
Mary Steenburgen
Actor
8-Feb-1953   Goin' South

CAST

Will Ferrell   ...   Buddy
James Caan   ...   Walter
Zooey Deschanel   ...   Jovie
Mary Steenburgen   ...   Emily
Daniel Tay   ...   Michael
With
Ed Asner   ...   Santa
Bob Newhart   ...   Papa Elf
Faizon Love   ...   Gimbels Manager
Peter Dinklage   ...   Miles Finch
Amy Sedaris   ...   Deb
Michael Lerner   ...   Fulton
Andy Richter   ...   Morris
Kyle Gass   ...   Eugene
Artie Lange   ...   Gimbels Santa
Leon Redbone   ...   Voice of Leon the Snowman
Ray Harryhausen   ...   Voice of Polar Bear Cub
Claire Lautier   ...   NY 1 Reporter
Ted Friend   ...   NY 1 Anchor
Patrick Ferrell   ...   Security Guard
Patrick McCartney   ...   Security Guard
Jon Favreau   ...   Doctor
Lydia Lawson-Baird   ...   Carolyn
Brenda MacDonald   ...   Nun
Annie Brebner   ...   Elf Student
Luke Pohl   ...   Elf Student
Meghan Black   ...   Elf
Patrick Baynham   ...   Elf
Michael Roberds   ...   Disgruntled Cobbler Elf
Peter Hulne   ...   Elf Twin
Patrick Hulne   ...   Elf Twin
Richard Side   ...   Elf Teacher
David Paul Grove   ...   Pom Pom
Kristian Ayre   ...   Foom Foom
Lorin Heath   ...   Perfume Clerk
Dillard Brinson   ...   Printer
Brad Turner   ...   Office Co-Worker
David Berenbaum   ...   Office Co-Worker
Brenda Crichlow   ...   Office Co-Worker
Oscar Goncalves   ...   Francisco
Mary Black   ...   Nurse
Murray Jack   ...   Man in Elevator
Mark Acheson   ...   Mailroom Guy
Robin Mossley   ...   Chuck
Paul Schofield   ...   Kid with Santa
Matt Walsh   ...   Himself
Will McCormack   ...   Witness
Gus Michael   ...   Witness
Alexandra Michael   ...   Child
Terry J. Scarlatos   ...   Police Officer
Jonathan Bruce   ...   Biker
Akeem A. Smith   ...   School Kid
Michael Christopher Fischetti   ...   School Kid
Jane Bradbury   ...   Susan Welles

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