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All I Want for Christmas (1991)

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Hallie and Ethans divorced mother is about to remarry. When Hallie goes to visit Santa Claus, she asks for an unusual gift - she wants her parents back together again.

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Catherine O'Fallon
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Michael O'Fallon
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Ethan O'Fallon (as Ethan Randall)
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Tony Boer
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Hallie O'Fallon
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Olivia
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Lillian Brooks
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Stephanie
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Sylvia
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Susan
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Sonya
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Frankie
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Mr. Chase
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"All I Want For Christmas" is a comedy about two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season. Ethan, a practical older brother, and adorable Hallie, who knows how to charm her way out of a difficult situation, are intent on spending Christmas with their parents, Catherine and Micheal, and grandmother Lillian. As Ethan and Hallie embark on their adventure, almost nothing goes exactly as they planned. Complicating things is a smarmy businessman named Toney Boer, who has taken an interest in Catherine. Ethan, meanwhile, is preoccupied with not only his parents' romantic dilemma, but also his own - one brought about by his new friendship with Stephanie, his first teenage crush. What evolves is an elaborate scheme involving mice, telephone calls and an ice-cream truck, as Ethan and Hallie try to achieve their goal with the help of Stephanie. The duo's primary obstacle is their mother's fiance, Tony. The children finally succeed with a... Written by &view=simple&sort=alpha" >"Benjamin" <s4806615@np.ac.sg>

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8 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Todo lo que quiero para Navidad  »

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$14,812,000 (USA)
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At the beginning of the movie when Dad comes to pick up the kids, he is talking to Mum whilst she sits at the dressing table getting ready to go out with Tony. On the mantelpiece is a photo of her mother, played by the late Lauren Bacall - the photo is a black and white photo of Lauren from her younger days See more »

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When the kids go to the pet shop, Ethan only puts 3 mice in the box, but the clerk counts it as 8 and they later have 8 mice when they're being released. See more »

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Santa: Oh, you're back.
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everyone hated, somehow I loved...
30 December 2001 | by (anaheim, ca) – See all my reviews

One of the few films where I first say that chances you'll like it are slim. It's childish, poorly acted in spots, completely unbelievable. But also extremely harmless and a rare Christmas adventure. Randall and Birch's parents got divorced earlier in the year. They aren't quite prepared for their first Christmas as a broken family. Little Birch (who's adorable) asks Santa to get them back together, but Randall knows better that it's pretty much left up to him. That's probably the element I enjoyed most about the film, as the older brother wanting to grant his little sisters Christmas wish. So, they hatch one of those totally implausible schemes to get their folks back, where everything falls perfectly into place and could only succeed in movie land. But, again, I was into it (and a nice bonus is that the film is wonderfully edited). Though I could've done without the obligatory moment where Santa flies thru the air and really does exist. Such a worn out scene that should've been dropped. But, maybe it was the atmosphere of the snow and seasonal setting, and innocence of the characters that had me compelled. Randall is an absolutely terrible young actor, but when with Birch, the two have a terrific chemistry as bro and sis. Which baffles me, as Randall had already done a film earlier in the year ("Dutch", with Ed O' Neill) and though he wasn't awesome, he was at least decent. Here he constantly repeats himself, rambles a lot and is always adding a nervous giggle. Made him hard to watch at times. Same with Oberer as his crush. She tends to talk with a smile and shortness of breath. Birch comes off best as the spunky 7-year-old. Bacall is barely glimpsed, with Sheridan and Kozak good as the folks. The ending loses points as well, with Randall's endless speech about wanting to be a family again. Then the expected return of Kozak's cliche, tight-ass boyfriend so he can berate her kids and make her realize he aint the one. But I loved Randall's last line of "Thank you, Santa!" after being kissed on the neck by Oberer. So if you need one for the kids or maybe a viewing by the whole family, give this a shot. Surprised by the G-rating, though. Talk of divorce, one sort of swear (the word "sucks") and a big painting of a naked woman with huge knockas (and, yes, its complete with her "flower" exposed as well).


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