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Christmas Story, A (1983) Movie Information

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218

Avg. Rating:

3.12/4

# of Ratings:

500

Genres:

Comedy, Family

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

11/18/1983

Director:

Bob Clark

Actors:

Peter Billingsley
Darren McGavin
Melinda Dillon
Scott Schwartz
Zack Ward
Jean Shepherd

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A young boy is insistent on getting Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas while he puts up with his family during the holidays in the 1940's.

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FSUNoles27TS 12/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

My favorite Christmas movie of all time. This hilarious movie has been a Christmas tradition for me every Christmas Eve with my father. It is not your traditional Christmas movie. It is more about a real life kid and how he views Christmas. Forever imprinted in my head is the scene of Ralphie in the bunny pajamas and the boy with his tongue stuck to the pole. This is a historical movie.

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talwahfrench 01/30/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

I'm 26 years old and am just now seeing this movie. It's adorable! I laughed so much throughout the movie and appreciated the happy ending.

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mitchellyoung 12/17/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A Christmas classic that manages to heartwarmingly lampoon every nuance of the traditional family Christmas celebration. The writing film is of the sharpest variety and a lot of the humor is sarcastic and witty in a way often missing from holiday films.

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Snoogans 12/06/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

I can't think of a single person who doesn't watch this annually at Christmas time.

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  Daniel Corleone
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10/14/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Christmas Story review

One of the beloved and endearing Christmas films of all time. Ralph "Ralphie" Parker (Peter Billingsley) wishes for a BB Gun for christmas. A simple plot with meaningful subplots coupled with sincere performances and an eloquent screenplay even adulsts may enjoy. Best lines: Mr. Parker - "Yeah, mind power, Swede; mind power." Ralphie - "Getting ready to go to school was like getting ready for extended deep-sea diving." and "My father worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay." Themes of discipline, bullying, peer pressure, proper parenting, gratitude and family were creatively displayed. Endearing, thoughtful and funny, A Christmas Story is not only a good holiday film, but also a flawless picture because of its messages and comical moments.

Rating of
4/4 

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  mdtinney
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08/02/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

I triple dog dare you to watch this movie!!

I first watched this movie as a little kid, remember bit parts like the leg lamp, the bully, and the Christmas parade. I would watch it again years later when it became a regular on TNT during the holiday season. It's got to be one of the most hilarious and most beloved movies I've ever seen. Peter Billingsley did a wonderful job as Ralphie; his character occasionally display this goofy, yet lovable look. His quest to get his ultimate Christmas gift-a Red Ryder Air Rifle, is a treat. From hinting to his parents to the gift "bribe", and ultimately asking a somewhat off-the-wall Santa Claus for the gift is just fun. All he gets is a "You'll Shoot your Eye Out!" Ian Petrella did great as Ralphie's brother Randy. He is at times the typical little kid at his age, but then helps his family out ...

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3.5/4 

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