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A Christmas Story (1983)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Melinda Dillon Melinda Dillon
Mother Parker
Darren McGavin Darren McGavin
The Old Man Parker
Jean Shepherd Jean Shepherd
Ralphie as an Adult
Ian Petrella Ian Petrella
Randy
Tedde Moore Tedde Moore
Miss Shields
R.D. Robb R.D. Robb
Schwartz
Zack Ward Zack Ward
Scut Farkus


Written by
Bob Clark Bob Clark
(screenplay)


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Wonderful Christmas classic!!!

14 years, 6 months ago at Jun 2 9:46
2 votes
"I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle!"

A Christmas Story is one of cinema's most superb Christmas movies: a film that children and parents alike frequently watch towards the end of December each year. All and sundry can recall a Christmas movie that possesses a special place in their heart. A Christmas Story is a heart-warming and cha... read more

all time great Christmas movies...

15 years, 11 months ago at Dec 18 21:18
1 vote
If you have the right channel, you can watch this for 24 hours straight on Christmas Eve. Yes, America is a wonderful place, and no, I don't triple-dog-dare you to watch the whole thing.

You'll Shoot Your eye out!!

13 years, 10 months ago at Jan 22 19:18
1 vote
The 1983 classic tale of a kid and his hopes for the perfect Christmas gift. Not every child in the world wants a Red Ryder BB gun for that special end of the year holiday, but the drive that young Ralphie has is the same as all of us when we were his age. Think back, to when you saw that commercial or that ad in the paper and you became fixated on that present; wanting to open that and that speci... read more
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Description: It's Christmas time and there's only one thing on Ralphie Parker's Christmas list this year: a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot, Range Model Air Rifle, but many obstacles stand in the way of his dream because every adult that he confronts keeps telling him he'll shoot his eye out. Meanwhile The Old Man just got a major award (a lamp shaped like a woman's leg), and Mom is making sure The Old Man doesn't come near her turkey, Ralphie's friend gets his tongue stuck to a flag pole, and Ralphie utters the f-word infront of his father. Christmas is drawing nearer and Ralphie visits Santa at the department store in hopes of asking him ... (more)
Release date: 18 November 1983
UPC: 027616655820
Tags: Christmas (32), Comedy (27), Family (16), 1980s (14), 1983 (11), Holiday (9), Marriage (5), Based On Novel (5), Santa Claus (5), Fantasy Sequence (5), BB Gun (5), Drama (4), Parade (4), Nostalgic (4), Childhood (4), Cult Favorite (4), Christmas Tree (4), 1980's (3), Nostalgia (3)
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"Rewatch Plot: In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie Parker attempts to convince his parents, teacher, and Santa Claus that a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. I've never really taken to A Christmas Story, and I was hoping this rewatch (in preparation for watching the sequel) would finally give me clarity on why everyone loves this one so much. Even with the benefit of a gorgeous 4K HDR remaster, and even as a 31-year-old bloke now with more insight into th"


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" Rewatch Viewing Date: December 1st Via: iTunes Store Plot: In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie Parker attempts to convince his parents, teacher, and Santa Claus that a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. Rating: 5.8/10 Why Did I Watch It? I figured that I should give this one another shot before watching the sequel."


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