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A Christmas Story

"Peace. Harmony. Comfort and Joy... Maybe Next Year."

A Christmas Story is a classic Christmas film about a young boy who wants an air rifle for Christmas yet his parents won't allow it saying “you’ll shoot your eye out.” The film illustrates the comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph in the winter in a small town in America in the 1940’s.

-- Box Office --
Released: Nov 18th, 1983
Budget: N/A
Revenue: $19,294,144.00

A Christmas Story Main Cast

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Melinda Dillon
Melinda Dillon
plays Mrs. Parker
Darren McGavin
Darren McGavin
plays The Old Man - Mr. Parker
Peter Billingsley
Peter Billingsley
plays Ralphie Parker
Ian Petrella
Ian Petrella
plays Randy Parker
Scott Schwartz
Scott Schwartz
plays Flick
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): Many of the Christmas presents were topped with shiny stick-on bows. Self-adhesive bows were invented in 1951 (coincidentally in Indiana, where the movie is set).
  • According to Director Bob Clark (III)'s commentary on the Christmas Story DVD, the first actor he had in mind to play Ralphie's father was 'Jack Nicholson'. Jack was very impressed with the script and was interested in doing the movie, but there was no way Clark could afford Jack Nicholson's salary, and went instead with Darren McGavin as the father.
  • The character of Red Ryder, whose name bears the BB Gun Ralphie is desperately trying to acquire, is a real comic book (and radio) character that existed in the 1930's-40's, akin to popular western heroes like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and the Lone Ranger.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): While dad is unpacking the lamp, mom's necklace repeatedly changes position between shots.
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