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Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

PG  |   |  Family, Fantasy  |  18 November 1994 (USA)
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A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.


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C.F. Cole
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Alvin Greenman ...
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Greg Noonan ...
Cmdr. Coulson


A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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18 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Milagro en la calle 34  »

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Opening Weekend:

£2,103,959 (UK) (9 December 1994)


£6,604,230 (UK) (20 January 1995)

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1.85 : 1
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Macy's department store refused permission for its name to be used in this remake. See more »


When he renders his judgment in the climactic sequence at the end of the film, Jugde Harper mentions that the $1 bill on which he found the words "In God We Trust" was issued by the Treasury of the United States. In fact, current U.S. banknotes are issued by the Federal Reserve Banks, not the Treasury. (Note that this error does not apply to the original 1947 film of which this is a remake: At that time, the U.S. Treasury still issued a form of banknotes called silver certificates.) See more »


[first lines]
Grandson: Ask him. Ask him. Look at him, Grandpa. Ask him.
Judge Henry Harper: Uh, I'm sorry. He, uh he thinks you're Santa Claus.
[Kris Kringle and Judge Harper laugh]
Kris Kringle: [quietly to Harper's grandson] I am.
[to Harper]
Kris Kringle: Merry Christmas.
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Christmas comes but once a year...
24 August 2001 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

And the remake to the classic original MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET makes the wait very worthwhile! Richard Attenborough makes a delightful Kris Kringle, who starts trouble by claiming to be the one, true Santa Claus. Mara Wilson of MRS. DOUBTFIRE also stars as the little girl who at first is cynical about the whole idea of Christmas and St. Nick, but soon Kris Kringle shows her that he does exist. A good holiday flick for the whole family. I'm a teenager, and I thought MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET was a great movie, partly b/c of the film's excellent lack of sap unlike other family movies!

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