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Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

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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" ... See full summary »

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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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Experience the Miracle. 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)  »

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Milagro en la calle 34  »

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£2,103,959 (UK) (9 December 1994)

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£6,604,230 (UK) (20 January 1995)
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Macy's department store refused permission for its name to be used in this remake. See more »

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In the list of 'We believe' is Ironworkers Local 542 - there is no such branch in New York state. The other union reference Teamsters Local 237 is correct. See more »

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[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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Referenced in In Depth: Ben Shapiro (2013) See more »

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Performed by Kenny G
Written by Hugh Martin / Ralph Blane
Produced by Kenny G
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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27 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I use this movie every year to kick off the holiday movie watching season. It gives a preview of the Christmas season and what's its all about.

While the original Miracle on 34th street is a classic, its very, very dated. I actually prefer to watch this updated version. I wouldn't change a thing except Elizabeth Perkins. She didn't quite fit the part.

It's also a pleasure to listen to the symphonic score soundtrack. Bruce Broughton did a wonderful job catching the emotions and feelings of both the actors and season.

Some would argue that this movie should have never been made. I say shame on you. There is always room for the re-telling of classic stories. While this movie isn't perfect, it still catches the spirit of the original and simply finds a different path to the end. It will always be part of my Christmas season movie list.


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