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A Christmas Story Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Nine years after the Yuletide slasher flick , 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 he'll 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, Rovi

  • Release date:November 18, 1983

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Ken Heeley-Ray Best Sound 1984 Nominee
Genie Awards Ken Heeley-Ray Best Sound Editing 1984 Nominee
Genie Awards Stan Cole Best Editing 1984 Nominee
Genie Awards Tedde Moore Best Supporting Actress 1984 Nominee
Genie Awards Bob Clark Best Director 1984 Winner
Genie Awards Bob Clark Best Screenplay 1984 Winner
Genie Awards Mary E. McLeod Best Costume Design 1984 Nominee
Genie Awards Dino Pigat Best Sound 1984 Nominee

Cast

Melinda Dillon
as Mother
Darren McGavin
as The Old Man
Peter Billingsley
as Ralphie
Ian Petrella
as Randy
R.D. Robb
as Schwartz
Tedde Moore
as Miss Shields
Zack Ward
as Scut Farkus
Yano Anaya
as Grover Dill
Les Carlson
as Tree Man
Jeff Gillen
as Santa Claus
Tommy Lee Wallace
as Boy in School
Chad Dowdell
as Sleeping Child (uncredited)
Dwayne McLean
as Black Bart
Colin Fox
as Ming, the Merciless
Patty Johnson
as Head Elf
Jean Shepherd
as Adult Ralphie
Paul Hubbard
as Flash Gordon

Crew

Bob Clark
Director
Bob Clark
Producer
Rene Dupont
Producer
Jean Shepherd
Book Author
Jean Shepherd
Screenwriter
Bob Clark
Screenwriter
Leigh Brown
Screenwriter
Alan Bernard
Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Zaza
Composer (Music Score)
Carl Zittrer
Composer (Music Score)
Stan Cole
Editor
Reuben Freed
Production Designer
Gavin Mitchell
Art Director
Don Carmody
Co-producer
Gary Goch
Associate Producer
Mark Freeborn
Set Designer
Mary E. McLeod
Costume Designer
Dino Pigat
Sound/Sound Designer
Ken Heeley-Ray
Sound/Sound Designer
Marci Liroff
Casting
Mike Fenton
Casting
Jane Feinberg
Casting
Alan Bernard
Sound Mixer
Ken Heeley-Ray
Sound Editor
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