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MPAA Rating - PG

    98 Minutes

    Comedy Drama

Original Release Date:
    Sep 26, 2000

    Bob Clark

    Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz

Movie Summary
Nine years after the Yuletide slasher flick Black Christmas, Porkys director Bob Clark once again took on the holiday genre, switching from gasps to laughs with A Christmas Story. Adapted from a memoir by humorist Jean Shepherd (who narrates), the film centers on Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), a young boy living in 1940s Indiana, desperately yearning for a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. Despite protests from his mother (Melinda Dillon) that hell shoot his eye out, Ralphie persists, unsuccessfully trying to enlist the assistance of both his teacher and Santa Claus. All the while, Ralphie finds himself dealing with the constant taunts of a pair of bullies and trying to not get in the middle of a feud between his mother and father (Darren McGavin) regarding a sexy lamp. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide


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