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A Christmas Story (1983)

PG
94 min | Comedy, Family

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
Director
Writers
Jean Shepherd (based on the novel "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" by) (screenplay) | Leigh Brown (screenplay) | Bob Clark (screenplay)
Composers
Paul Zaza | Carl Zittrer (original score)
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Box Office
Budget
$ 3,300,000
Opening Wknd
$ 2,072,473
Gross (USA)
$ 20,605,209
Gross (World)
$ 20,618,717
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Release date
Nov 18, 1983 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Melinda Dillon
Mother Parker Mother Parker   See fewer
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Darren McGavin
The Old Man Parker The Old Man Parker   See fewer
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Jean Shepherd
Ralphie as an Adult (voice) Ralphie as an Adult (voice)   See fewer
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Tedde Moore
Miss Shields Miss Shields   See fewer
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R.D. Robb
Schwartz Schwartz   See fewer
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Zack Ward
Scut Farkus Scut Farkus   See fewer
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Yano Anaya
Grover Dill Grover Dill   See fewer
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Jeff Gillen
Santa Claus Santa Claus   See fewer
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Colin Fox
Ming the Merciless (scenes deleted) Ming the Merciless (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Paul Hubbard
Flash Gordon (scenes deleted) Flash Gordon (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Leslie Carlson
Christmas Tree Man (as Les Carlson) Christmas Tree Man (as Les Carlson)   See fewer
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Jim Hunter
Freight Man Freight Man   See fewer
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Patty Johnson
Head Elf Head Elf   See fewer
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Drew Hocevar
Male Elf Male Elf   See fewer
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David Edward
Kid with Goggles (as David Svoboda) Kid with Goggles (as David Svoboda)   See fewer
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Dwayne McLean
Black Bart Black Bart   See fewer
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Helen E. Kaider
Wicked Witch Wicked Witch   See fewer
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John Wong
Chinese Father Chinese Father   See fewer
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Johan Sebastian Wong
Waiter #1 Waiter #1   See fewer
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Fred Lee
Waiter #2 Waiter #2   See fewer
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Dan Ma
Waiter #3 Waiter #3   See fewer
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Rocco Bellusci
Street Kid Street Kid   See fewer
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Tommy Wallace
Boy in School Boy in School   See fewer
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Leigh Brown
Red Hatted Curly Haired Woman in Line for Santa (uncredited) Red Hatted Curly Haired Woman in Line for Santa (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Clark
Swede (uncredited) Swede (uncredited)   See fewer
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Giada Dobrzenska
Little Girl at Parade (uncredited) Little Girl at Parade (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dave Duff
Firefighter (uncredited) Firefighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Geyer
The Scarecrow (uncredited) The Scarecrow (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gary Jones
Christmas Shopper (uncredited) Christmas Shopper (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Kennedy
Fire Chief at Schoolyard (uncredited) Fire Chief at Schoolyard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Kravitz
Billy (uncredited) Billy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio
Boy Visiting Santa (uncredited) Boy Visiting Santa (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julie Matthews
Caroler (uncredited) Caroler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christine Powrie
Screaming Girl on Slide After Ralphie (uncredited) Screaming Girl on Slide After Ralphie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kristephan Warren-Stevens
Crowd Person (uncredited) Crowd Person (uncredited)   See fewer
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8 / 10 | 118,132 votes