B Thornton/H Graham Autographs Professionally Framed

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B Thornton/H Graham Autographs Professionally Framed

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This 8/10” professionally taken, high quality photograph has been signed in person by B Thornton and H Graham.

Your chosen item is double mounted within a soft card window which is expertly bevelled and placed within a very high quality hardwood modern frame.

Your picture is then sealed to the rear with our unique credit card style certificate of authenticity attached to the backing board and comes complete with the appropriate fixings so that your framed image is ready to hang and display.

Actual frame size approx. 17/14”.

Bad Santa is a 2003 American Christmas crime comedy film directed by Terry Zwigoff, and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, and Lauren Graham, with Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, and John Ritter in supporting roles. It was Ritter's last film appearance before his death in 2003. The Coen brothers are credited as "executive producers".

The film was screened out of competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

An unrated version was released on DVD on March 5, 2004 and on Blu-ray Disc on November 20, 2007 as Bad(der) Santa. A director's cut DVD was released in November 2006; it features Zwigoff's cut of the film (including an audio commentary with him and the film's editor), which is three minutes shorter than the theatrical cut and ten minutes shorter than the unrated version.

Plot

Willie Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton) and Marcus (Tony Cox) are professional heistmen, that take on the Santa Claus routine for the children at a different shopping mall every year as a front for the opportunity to on Christmas Eve, disable the mall alarms, clean out the safe and then disappear. Willie is an alcoholic, a sex addict and is getting gradually unable to perform the Santa routine much to Marcus' dismay. This year, Willie and Marcus are hired at a mall in Phoenix, Arizona and Willie's brash remarks shocks prudent mall supervisor Bob Chipeska (John Ritter) who brings Willie to the attention of security guard chief Gin Slagel (Bernie Mac). During the festivities, Willie meets bartender Sue (Lauren Graham), and the two strike up a relationship.

During his shift as Santa, Willie is visited by Thurman (Brett Kelly), an exceedingly naive, overweight boy, who believes Willie is actually Santa and is the target of taunts from a skateboarding gang. When Willie is in the parking lot, he is confronted by a man (Ajay Naidu) who insists he is not gay; Thurman believing Santa needs his assistance joins in and the man not wanting to expose the kid to adult matters, leaves. Willie gives Thurman a ride home, and through much misleading verbal discourse, learns that the boy lives in an affluent house with just his very senile grandmother. Thurman reveals that his mother left, and his father is away 'exploring mountains' (when he is actually in jail for embezzlement). As Thurman has no suspicion that Willie is not Santa, makes no resistance when Willie breaks into the house safe and takes his father's BMW.

When Willie is caught having sex with a heavyset woman in a mall dressing room, Gin gets suspicious. When Willie goes to his motel room and sees someone ransacking his room, he inquires a bystanding hooker as to who is in his room and realizes the police may be on to him. Willie then takes advantage of Thurman's naivety and takes residence in his house enduring Thurman's relentless barrage of questions.

Marcus disapprovingly berates Willie for shamelessly taking advantage of Thurman, and states that Willie's becoming more unreliable due to his alcoholism. Thurman visits Willie during his shift as Santa after receiving a wedgie from his bullies. After seeing Thurman hurt himself by accidentally cutting his hand, Willie grows fonder towards him, showing him how to defend himself against bullies and, after seeing Thurman with a black eye, attacks the bullies to get them off Thurman's back.

Whilst Willie and Sue are fooling around, Thurman interrupts in order to give Willie his present – a wooden pickle he made himself. Later, Willie gives Thurman a letter, telling him to give it to the police to explain what will really happen on Christmas Eve at the mall.

Gin visits Thurman's father in prison and learns that there should be no house guests living with Thurman and his grandmother. Upon hearing this, he figures out Willie and Marcus' plan. He then demands half of the criminals' loot from their planned robbery. When Willie is home with Thurman, Marcus and his wife Lois murder Gin as a way of keeping all the money for themselves.

After hearing Thurman sadly insult himself, Willie sternly tells him that he's not Santa Claus, and that he doesn't exist. Thurman states that he's always known there hasn't been a Santa but thought that Willie would like to give him a present because they were friends. On Christmas Eve, Willie, Marcus and Lois break into the mall as planned. It takes Willie longer than usual to crack open the safe; Marcus notices this and after successfully opening it, Marcus reveals to Willie that he is becoming too unreliable and was planning on killing him.

Before Marcus could take his shot, a police squad appear and start shooting at all three of them. Willie makes an escape with a pink stuffed elephant as Thurman's Christmas present. He escapes and drives back to Thurman's house with a convoy of policeman behind him. However, while trying to get to the front door, the police shoot him down.

The epilogue is told through a note Willie sends to Thurman. The note explains how he's going to be out of hospital soon, and will work as a police sensitivity guard as Thurman gave the police the letter, which proves Willie's innocence. Marcus and Lois are arrested while Sue is granted guardianship over Thurman and his house.

Ilovememorabilia certificate of authenticity

Unique Credit card style COA

Our unique Certificate of Authenticity (COA) has a similar look and feel to a credit card.

Integrated image

Your unique COA will incorporate an exact image of your purchased item.

COA reference number

Your COA incorporates a reference number unique to the item that you have purchased. Should you wish to sell the item in the future, potential buyers can check the details of the item along with the date purchased by entering the number into the authentication page on our website.

UACC & AFTAL

Ilovememorabilia are registred dealers with the 2 largest autograph authentication sites in the world those been the UACC (Universal Autograph Collectors Club) & AFTAL (The Autograph Fair Trade Association). The COA bears our current membership numbers.

We believe that the quality of framing is just as important as the picture itself. Therefore we use only the highest quality frames and framing materials.

Your signed photo is mounted onto Kapa Foam board to ensure they stay flat within the frame. A soft white card window mount is then expertly bevel cut to the size of your print. The window mount’s outside dimensions fit within the appropriate size frame.

The mounted print, window mount and glass are then sandwiched within the frame, sealed from behind with a backing sheet and appropriate fixings attached so that your framed image is ready to hang.

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