Friday, December 23, 2011

A Christmas Story

1983 American Christmas comedy film

Director: Bob Clark

Writer: Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown & Bob Clark

Cinematography: Reginald H. Morris

Running time: 93 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: Peace. Harmony. Comfort and Joy... Maybe Next Year.

Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker
Jean Shepherd as adult Ralphie (voice)
Ian Petrella as Randy Parker
Darren McGavin as Mr. Parker (The Old Man)
Melinda Dillon as Mrs. Parker
Scott Schwartz as Flick
R.D. Robb as Schwartz
Zack Ward as Scut Farkus
Yano Anaya as Grover Dill
Tedde Moore as Miss Shields

Ralphie has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940's.

  1. Genie- Best Achievement in Direction Bob Clark- Genie Awards
  2. Genie- Best Screenplay Leigh Brown, Bob Clark & Jean Shepherd- Genie Awards
According to Director Bob Clark, Jack Nicholson was given the script and was very much interested in the role of Mr. Parker, "The Old Man". However, Clark didn't learn of this until later and the studio didn't want to pay Nicholson's fee anyway, which would have doubled the budget. Regardless, Clark says that Darren McGavin was still the better choice and was born to play the role.


5 stars out of 5 stars

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