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It Runs in the Family (1994)

It is now summer in the Parker family and the usual number of events is happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully, the Old ... See full summary »

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The Old Man's fishing buddy
Roy Brocksmith ...
Mr. Winchell the Assessor
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Pulaski, Shopkeeper
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Emil Bumpus
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Lug Ditka (as Whitby Hertford)
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David Zahorsky ...
Darwyn Swalve ...
Big Dickie Bumpus
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Storyline

It is now summer in the Parker family and the usual number of events is happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully, the Old Man is in battle with their hillbilly neighbors (the Bumpuses) while eagerly awaiting the discovery of the perfect fishing spot, and Mother is attempting to collect all of the pieces of a glass china set at a local movie theater. Written by Richard Webner

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for some mild language and racy drawings | See all certifications »
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23 September 1994 (USA)  »

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My Summer Story  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,936 (USA)
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Trivia

Plans for a sequel to A Christmas Story (1983) began as early as December 1984. As such, the original cast was set to reprise their roles. When the film was finally made nearly a decade later, the only cast member retained from the first film was Tedde Moore, who plays Miss Shields (that is, outside of Jean Shepherd narrating as an adult Ralphie). See more »

Goofs

Ralph's father mentions that the "Exposition" is going to open soon. The Century of Progress Exposition, a.k.a. The Chicago World's Fair, opened on May 27, 1933, when Jean Shepherd was 11 years old. The movie takes place in summer, not spring. See more »

Quotes

Randy Parker: I wanna go on the rides, I wanna go on the rides, I wanna go on the rides.
The Old Man: You'll just get sick again.
Randy Parker: I wanna get sick, I wanna get sick, I wanna get sick.
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Followed by A Christmas Story 2 (2012) See more »

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Funny..
6 February 1999 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

This was a funny movie, but I thought the original THE CHRISTMAS STORY, was better.. The original is a classic, but I think this is a good movie.


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