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A Christmas Story

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Synopsis

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Cast

  • Melinda Dillon
  • Darren McGavin
  • Scott Schwartz
  • Jean Shepherd
  • Ian Petrella
  • Tedde Moore
  • R.D. Robb
  • Zack Ward
  • Yano Anaya
  • Jeff Gillen

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • When the character of Scut Farkas first appears, the "Wolf" music from Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" plays in the background. The name "Farkas" is derived from the Hungarian word for "wolf".
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Goofs

  • Ralphie's chocolate milk at the start of the film.
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Quotes

    • The Old Man: What is the name of the Lone Ranger's nephew's horse?
    • Mother: Ah... Victor! His name is Victor.
    • The Old Man: How the hell did you know that?
    • Mother: Everybody knows that!
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Metacritic

100

In short, A Christmas Story isn't just about Christmas; it's about childhood and it recaptures a time and place with love and wonder. It seems an instant classic, a film that will give pleasure to people not only this Christmas, but for many Christmases to come. [19 Nov 1983, p.1]

Metacritic review by Jay Carr
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
88

It's those moments and others and the way they are tied together by Shepherd's tongue-in-cheek narration that cements A Christmas Story as one of those rare must-see holiday movies, even for those who don't celebrate Christmas.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli
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