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All I Want for Christmas -- If teenaged Ethan and his younger sister Hallie put every toy in Macy's on their Christmas list, it still wouldn't include what they want most. They want a miracle - they want their divorced parents back together!


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Writers (WGA):
Thom Eberhardt (written by) and
Richard Kramer (written by)
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Release Date:
8 November 1991 (USA) See more »
How far would you go to make a wish come true?
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harley Jane Kozak ... Catherine O'Fallon

Jamey Sheridan ... Michael O'Fallon

Ethan Embry ... Ethan O'Fallon (as Ethan Randall)

Kevin Nealon ... Tony Boer

Thora Birch ... Hallie O'Fallon

Andrea Martin ... Olivia

Lauren Bacall ... Lillian Brooks

Amy Oberer ... Stephanie

Renée Taylor ... Sylvia

Leslie Nielsen ... Santa
Felicity LaFortune ... Susan
Camille Saviola ... Sonya
Michael Alaimo ... Frankie

Joanne Baron ... Salesdervish #2
Alan Brooks ... Mr. Chase
Elizabeth Cherney ... Paige
Otto Coelho ... Bruiser
Joe Costanza ... Burly #2
J. Teddy Davis ... Santa's Helper
Tracy Diane ... Girl in Line
Joey Gaynor ... Shep
Frank Girardeau ... Burly #1
Darrell Kunitomi ... Salesdervish #3
Patrick LaBrecque ... Marshall

Phil Leeds ... Mr. Feld
Neal Lerner ... Caterer
Harriet Medin ... Mrs. Graff

Devin Oatway ... Kevin Mars
Kavi Raz ... Cabbie #2
Bernardo Rosa Jr. ... Paramedic #1
J.D. Stone ... Lollipop Kid
Edith Varon ... Stella

Josh Keaton ... Brad (as Joshua Wiener)
George Both Jr. ... Choir

Chad Doreck ... Choir
Todd Hartman ... Choir
Ryan Hill ... Choir
Richard M. Stuart ... Choir
Gabriel Jiménez ... Choir

Justin Klosky ... Choir
Mitchell Roche ... Choir

Michael Weiner ... Choir
Donny B. Lord ... Choir

Erik von Detten ... Choir
Ryan Hartman ... Choir
Josiah Berryhill ... Choir
Channing C. Holmes ... Choir
Aaron Kisner ... Choir

J.R. Nutt ... Choir
Ryan Sheridan ... Choir
Norman Tatlock Jr. ... Choir
Bobby Waddington ... Choir

Scott Wolf ... Choir (as D. Scott Wolf)
Derek J. Young ... Choir
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gina August ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Patrice Messina ... Italian bride (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Lieberman 
Writing credits
Thom Eberhardt (written by) and
Richard Kramer (written by)

Produced by
Robert P. Cohen .... associate producer
Vicky Herman .... co-producer
Marykay Powell .... producer
Stan Rogow .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bruce Broughton 
Cinematography by
Robbie Greenberg 
Film Editing by
Peter E. Berger 
Dean Goodhill 
Casting by
Judith Holstra 
Production Design by
Herman F. Zimmerman 
Art Direction by
Randall McIlvain 
Set Decoration by
John M. Dwyer 
Costume Design by
Nolan Miller 
Makeup Department
Carrie Angland .... makeup artist
Elle Elliott .... hair stylist
Wayne Massarelli .... makeup artist
Carol A. O'Connell .... hair stylist
Francisco X. Pérez .... makeup supervisor (as Frank Carrisosa)
James R. Scribner .... makeup artist
Danny Valencia .... hair stylist
Production Management
Robert P. Cohen .... unit production manager
Krystyna Demkowicz .... executive in charge of production
Steve Oster .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael DeMeritt .... trainee assistant director (as Michael W. DeMeritt)
J. Michael Haynie .... first assistant director
Martin Jedlicka .... third assistant director
David Larson .... third assistant director
Glen Sanford .... second assistant director
Art Department
Richard J. Bayard .... construction coordinator
Cliff Bergman .... general foreperson
Paul Clark .... greenperson
William K. Dolan .... property person
Robert Fechtman .... assistant art director
Timothy Gordon .... property master
Masako Masuda .... set designer
Barton M. Susman .... lead person
Gene Triol .... property person (as Eugene Triol)
Ethan Van Hecke .... property master
Robert Visciglia Jr. .... property master
Robert J. Visciglia Sr. .... property master
Ron Yates .... set designer
Edward Zingelewicz .... production painter (as Edward 'Killer' Zingelewicz)
Johnny Knight .... carpenter (uncredited)
Robert Van Dyke .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator
Harry Cheney .... sound editor
Lee Dragu .... foley supervisor
Joel Fein .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Fiyalko .... sound editor
Robert Freedman .... foley artist
Hank Garfield .... sound mixer (as Henry W. Garfield)
Jeremy J. Gordon .... sound editor (as Jeremy Gordon)
Tony Gray .... cableperson
Douglas Greenfield .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Greg Jacobs .... sound editor (as Gregory Jacobs)
Gary Krivacek .... supervising sound editor
Nick Kypros .... sound editor
Mark R. La Pointe .... sound editor
Victor B. Lackey .... sound editor (as Victor Lackey)
Mark Larry .... sound editor
Catt LeBaigue .... sound editor
Mark L. Mangino .... sound editor (as Mark Mangino)
Jim Mariano .... foley artist
Tom C. McCarthy .... supervising sound editor
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Sanford Ponder .... sound editor
John F. Reynolds .... sound editor
B. Tennyson Sebastian II .... sound re-recording mixer
John Sisti .... sound editor
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Voigtlander .... sound editor
Cary Weitz .... boom operator
David Williams .... sound editor (as Dave Williams)
Gary Marullo .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Alan E. Lorimer .... special effects coordinator
Lambert Powell .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Craig Barron .... supervising matte photographer
Wade Childress .... visual effects cameraman
Krystyna Demkowicz .... visual effects production manager
Michael Jarocki .... matte reference photographer
Bill Mather .... matte artist
Rich McKay .... camera assistant
Frank Ordaz .... matte artist
Michael Pangrazio .... matte artist supervisor
Charles Croughwell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Ansell .... still photographer
Paul Ary .... assistant chief lighting technician
Keith Baber .... electrical lighting technician
Marlin Boles .... electrical lighting technician
Paul E. Borchardt .... first company grip
Wade Childress .... camera operator
Mark Colicci .... film loader
Damian Costa .... grip
Scott Crabbe .... video assist operator
R. Michael De Chellis .... rigging gaffer
Frank Detone Jr. .... grip
Brad Edmiston .... first assistant camera
Johnny Gutierrez .... electrical lighting technician (as John Gutierrez)
Conrad W. Hall .... first assistant camera (as Conrad W. Hall Jr.)
Chris Hayes .... camera operator
Jeff Jones .... electrician
Burton Lindemoen .... second company grip (as Burt Lindemoen)
Michael McGreevy .... second company grip
Rich McKay .... first assistant camera
Ron Nichols .... grip
Don Padilla .... grip
James Plannette .... chief lighting technician
Robert Roy .... electrical lighting technician
Dennis Smith .... camera operator
Francis X. Valdez III .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Frank Valdez)
Chuck Whelan .... second assistant camera
Sandy Williams .... dolly grip
Ron Kunecke .... musco light operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Nikki Valko .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
William D. McGough .... costume supervisor
Radford Polinsky .... costumer (as Radford J. Polinsky)
Emma Trenchard .... costume supervisor
Gail Viola .... costumer
Editorial Department
John Coniglio .... apprentice film editor
Craig Galloway .... assistant editor
Susan Medaglia .... assistant editor
Darrin Navarro .... assistant editor
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Music Department
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Hillary Bratton .... music coordinator
Bruce Broughton .... conductor
Patricia Carlin .... music editor
Eva Ein .... music coordinator
Lou Forestieri .... music production set supervisor
Carl Fortina .... orchestra contractor
Becky Mancuso-Winding .... music supervisor (as Becky Mancuso)
Bill Medley .... music arranger: songs
Bill Medley .... song producer
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
John E. Oliver .... music production set supervisor
Timothy R. Sexton .... music supervisor (as Tim T. Sexton)
Armin Steiner .... music mixer
Armin Steiner .... music recordist
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gina August .... driver: cast
Wayne R. Campbell .... transportation captain
Anthony James Fox .... transportation co-captain (as Tony Fox)
Gerald L. Sater .... transportation captain
Other crew
Rashied Aljuwani .... craft service
Barbara Bass .... studio teacher
Louise DeCordoba .... assistant production accountant
Karen Fisher .... assistant location manager
Linda Fox .... production assistant
Joanna Guzzetta .... location manager
Karen Hale Wookey .... script supervisor
Mary Helfrich .... assistant: Mr. Kramer
Thomas M. Henner .... production assistant
Tim Hillman .... assistant location manager (as Timothy T. Hillman)
Myrna Huffman .... production office coordinator
Patti James .... assistant: Mr. Lieberman
Keith Kumamoto .... assistant production accountant
Lorne Matthew Lieberman .... production assistant
Cynthia Mann .... assistant: Mr. Herman
Kevin McDermott .... acting coach: children
Norman Mintz .... researcher: New York
Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks .... choreographer
Colleen Rooney .... production assistant
Jane E. Russell .... unit publicist
Gloria Salas .... production accountant
Nick Goodwin Self .... production assistant
Lori A. Spall .... assistant production office coordinator
Stephen Welke .... production assistant
Alyssa L. Wittenberg .... assistant: Mr. Rogow (as Alyssa Wittenberg)
Tamar Yehezkeli .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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92 min
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Did You Know?

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 daysSee more »
Continuity: 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 »
Ethan O'Fallon:How's it looking?
Hallie O'Fallon:Well they're asleep... on the same couch! Looking good!
Ethan O'Fallon:Good? That's great!
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Movie Connections:
References Miracle on 34th Street (1947)See more »
Yakety YakSee more »


Why didn't the icecream man hear Tony yelling in the van!?!?!?
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9 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
As fun as being trampled by Santa's reindeer., 21 August 2003
Author: xfile1971 from Northbrook, IL, USA

"All I Want For Christmas" was uniformly trashed by critics when it came out. It was easily one of the worst reviewed films of 1991. Why oh why didn't I listen to them?

The plot is so generic that you know how it's going to end within the first ten minutes. Two parents are no longer together. The mother has found a new boyfriend. The kids do what they can to ditch the new boyfriend and get the parents back together. With that stale of a plot, the only way it could've worked out would have been if the acting was filled with passion and the direction evoked as much Christmas magic as possible. That didn't happen.

There is not a single heartfelt moment to be found in this film. Not one. I don't even know where to begin. Thora Birch has turned out to be an impressive actress. However, she is only grating and precocious to the extreme in "All I Want For Christmas". Her brother, played by Ethan Embry, had no character definition whatsoever. His substory involving a teenage romance was underdeveloped and seemed better suited for another film.

The adult characters are just as bad. The filmmakers could've saved money by utilizing cardboard cutouts instead of actual actors. The Mom, Dad, and Mom's new "jerk" boyfriend are shallower than a kiddie pool.

I was even put off by the shameless plugging of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. It's a sad fact that product placement has been commonplace for a long time now but...come on! Don't they understand that if the product is shoved in your face that it only serves as an unpleasant distraction? At least their Coca-Cola placement was slightly less obvious.

Even Santa would only give this movie to the naughty kids. 1/10

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