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Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.

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Storyline

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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If you really believe, anything can happen. See more »

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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  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£2,103,959 (UK) (9 December 1994)

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$17,193,886 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Director Of Photography decided to put a light above each of the actor's heads during all shots to give a distinct glow behind each character. As this was popular in the 90's, it helped give a warm feel to the remake of a classic film. See more »

Goofs

When Santa Claus tells the little girl his name in other countries, he states that in Italy his name is "La Befana", however that is the name of the kind witch that flies around filling stockings on January 6th. His name in Italian is "Babbo Natale". See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Featured in Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Performed by Ray Charles
Written by Haven Gillespie / J. Fred Coots
Produced by Jeremy Lubbock and Elliot Lurie
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A wonderful film
31 December 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I read many reviews of this film and the original and I was shocked by some of them. I saw this version of the film first and I was amazed. It is a warm, decent, traditional film about courage, faith and hope, that motivates to fight against evil and protect the good. Later I saw the original 1947 version and I liked it, but I can't say it was better than this version. It is difficult to compare after you see one film and love it and then see another version like it more than than the first you saw. But after all I like the new ideas of this film. They are really improvements of the story and the film fits more for the current audience, since less generations lie between it and the film. The film is really well done and Richard Attenborough is a fantastic Santa Claus.


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