A Christmas Story Movie Review 1983

Information and Film Reviews for A Christmas Story the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Unlikely but winning comedy of Ralphie's (Billingsley) single-minded obsession to acquire a Red Ryder BB-gun for Christmas, and the obstacles that everyday life in 1940s Indiana can throw his way. Particularly great sequence involving an impatient department-store Santa. Fun for everyone. Based on "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash," an autobiographical story by Shepherd. Followed by "My Summer Story" in 1994, also from Shepherd's book.

Distribution

MGM Home Entertainment, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404-6061, Phone: (310)449-3000, Fax: (310)449-3100, URL: http://www.mgmhomevideo.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 95 minutes.
Originally from Canadian, United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Books to Film: Jean Shepherd, Christmas, Family Comedy, Childhood Visions
Screenplay
Bob (Benjamin) Clark, Leigh Brown, Jean Shepherd
Cast
Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Ian Petrella, Bob (Benjamin) Clark, Zack (Zach) Ward, Leslie (Les) Carlson, Scott Schwartz, R.D. Robb, Tedde Moore, Yano Ayana
Cinematography
Reginald Morris
Director
Bob (Benjamin) Clark
Music
Paul Zaza, Carl Zittrer
Other
Jean Shepherd, Jean Shepherd
Producer
MGM/UA Entertainment Company

Awards

Genie 1984: Director (Clark).

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