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ELF (2003)

ELF <span>(2003)</span> artwork

ELF (2003)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 93

Release dates 01/12/2019, 13/12/2014, 08/11/2004, 14/11/2003

Ratings Info mild bad language, sex references

Genre(s) Fantasy, Comedy

Director(s) Jon Favreau

Cast includes Will Ferrell, James Caan, Edward Asner, Patrick Baynham, Jane Bradbury, Annie Brebner, Zooey Deschanel, Artie Lange, Claire Lautier, Faizon Love, Bob Newhart, Luke Pohl, Michael Roberds, Amy Sedaris, Richard Side, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay

Summary ELF is a US comedy, from 1993, in which a man raised as an elf decides to travel to New York to find his real father.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 03/12/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ELF is a US comedy, from 2003, in which a man who has been raised as an Elf at the North Pole returns to the US.


There is use of mild bad language, including 'crappy', 'friggin', 'pissed' and 'damn'.

Scenes of rude humour includes vomiting, belching and breaking wind. There is occasional mild innuendo, including a reference to whether a 'peep show' means seeing some presents before Christmas. There are also scenes of mild slapstick violence.


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Entertainment in Video Ltd,Warner Home Video Ltd,Entertainment Film Dists Ltd,Park Circus Limited
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