A Christmas Story
Production year: 1983
Director: Bob Clark
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 012569-792098
Running time: 1:33 (93 Min.)
Casetype: HD Slim
Format: 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: December 05, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#2735)
Status: Available
Purchase date: February 04, 2008
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
The Christmas spirit isn't served up with more heartfelt warmth or observant hilarity than in this beloved adaptation of Jean Shepherd's holiday story in 1940's Indiana. Nine-year-old Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) dreams of his ideal Christmas gift. A genuine Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. But when gruff dad (Darren McGavin) and doting mom (Melinda Dillon) regularly respond with "You'll shoot your eye out!" Ralphie mounts a full-scale, hint-dropping, Santa-begging campaign. He also endures a slew of calamities from snowsuit paralysis to the yellow-eyed Scotty Farkus affair to the dreaded tongue-on-a-frozen-flagpole gambit. We triple-dog-dare you to unwrap a more welcome Yuletide classic!
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Genres
Comedy
Family
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
 
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Production Notes/Bios
Crew
Direction
Bob Clark....Director
Writing
Jean Shepherd....Original Characters By
Leigh Brown....Original Characters By
Bob Clark....Original Characters By
Production
René Dupont....Producer
Cinematography
Reginald H. Morris....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Stan Cole....Film Editor
Music
Paul Zaza....Composer
Carl Zittrer....Composer
J. Fred Coots....Song Writer
Ferde Grofé Sr.....Composer
Sergei Prokofiev....Composer
Pyotr Ilyich....Composer
Art
Bob Clark....Production Designer
Reuben Freed....Production Designer
Gavin Mitchell....Art Director
Cast
Melinda Dillon....Mrs. Parker
Darren McGavin....The Old Man (Mr. Parker)
Peter Billingsley....Ralphie Parker
Ian Petrella....Randy Parker
Scott Schwartz....Flick
R. D. Robb....Schwartz
Tedde Moore....Miss Shields
Yano Anaya....Grover Dill
Zack Ward....Scut Farkus
Jeff Gillen....Santa Claus
Colin Fox....Ming the Merciless (scenes deleted)
Paul Hubbard....Flash Gordon (scenes deleted)
Leslie Carlson....Tree Man
Jim Hunter....Freight Man
Patty Johnson....Head Elf
Drew Hocevar....Male Elf
David Svoboda....Goggles
Dwayne McLean....Black Bart
Helen E. Kaider....Wicked Witch
John Wong....Chop Suey Palace Owner
Johan Sebastian Wong....Waiter #1
Fred Lee....Waiter #2
Dan Ma....Waiter #3
Rocco Bellusci....Street Kid
Tommy Wallace....Boy in School
Jean Shepherd....Man in Line for Santa, Voice of Santa