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6 August 1988 (USA) See more »
It's summertime in Hohman, Indiana, and 14-year-old Ralph Parker can't wait to get his first job. His friends Schwartz and Flick are less enthusiastic... See more » | Add synopsis »
2 nominations See more »
A Christmas Story 2 Goes Direct-to-dvd
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  (in credits order)
Jean Shepherd ... Ralph, the Man / Scott

James Sikking ... Old Man

Dorothy Lyman ... Mom

Jerry O'Connell ... Young Ralph
Jason Clarke Adams ... Randy

Cameron Johann ... Flick
Ross Eldridge ... Schwartz
Bill McDonald ... Cop
Marjorie O'Neill-Butler ... Clerk
Edward Logan ... Johnson
W. Clapham Murray ... Archie
Frank T. Wells ... Zudoc

Peter Gerety ... Gertz
Robert J. Colonna ... John (as Robert T. Colonna)
Arnie Cox ... Ace
Leslie Harrell ... Mrs. Kissel
Dorothy Chiesa ... Animal Shelter Assistant

Martin Rayner ... Chauffeur
Annabelle Weenick ... Colette
John William Galt ... Grannie
Peyton E. Park ... Gas Station Attendant (as Peyton Park)
Desmond Dhooge ... Ollie
Daphne ... Fuzzhead
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robin Eddins ... Office worker
Craig Dawson ... Lennie (uncredited)

Directed by
Dick Bartlett 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Shepherd 

Produced by
Fred Barzyk .... executive producer
Ellen Locy .... associate producer
Bernice Olenick .... co-producer
Olivia Tappan .... producer
Cinematography by
D'Arcy Marsh 
Film Editing by
William M. Anderson  (as Bill Anderson)
Richard Bartlett 
Production Design by
John Wright Stevens 
Art Direction by
Gayle Wurthner 
Set Decoration by
Margaret Peckham 
Costume Design by
Jeanette Oleksa 
Makeup Department
Steven Aturo .... hair stylist (as Steve Aturo)
Nena Smarz .... makeup artist
Production Management
Al Potter .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leigh Brown .... assistant director
Mike Dempsey .... assistant director (as Michael Dempsey)
Andrew Doerfer .... assistant director
Helen McGinn .... second assistant director
Art Department
David Gulick .... property master
Phil Shirey .... property master (as Philip Shirey)
Sound Department
Stacy Brownrigg .... assistant sound
Alex Griswold .... sound
Stephanie Monroe .... sound editor
John Osborne .... sound
Randy Fife .... stunt coordinator (as Randy 'Fife')
Camera and Electrical Department
Brown Cooper .... first assistant camera
Barbara Hanania .... first assistant camera
William M. Weberg .... grip
Editorial Department
Andrew Doerfer .... assistant editor
Jacques Weissgerber .... assistant editor
Location Management
Kim Davis .... location manager
Other crew
Michael Barefoot .... lead medic

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Additional Details

USA:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The same 'fridge that Ralphie and his friends carry up flight after flight of stairs is seen again later in the movie, abandoned by the side of a road in the woods.See more »
Anachronisms: Modern cars can be seen throughout the film.See more »
Ralph's Mother:[the family is finishing loading the car] OK, we have the box of canned goods... did you get the bath mat?
Old Man:The what?
Ralph's Mother:The bath mat!
Old Man:A bath mat? What do we need a bath mat for?
Ralph's Mother:Well, you never know! It might be nice.
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Movie Connections:
References Lassie Come Home (1943)See more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Loved it!, 21 January 2008
Author: dwsnoke from United States

This is a great movie. I am surprised, given how popular the Christmas Story is, that they have not released this to DVD as a sequel. I wish I could get a copy to show my kids, but have never been able to find it. Many favorite lines that we can relate to, e.g. when the family kinds a junky gift shop, "somehow, things that you would never buy at home, when you are on vacation, they make sense!" The movie has the same slow-paced, Garrison-Keillor-type wry humor that the Christmas Story has. It has the same nostalgic sense that times of blue-collar kitsch were silly, but also there was something noble about the attempt of the working man to create beauty.

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