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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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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 <>

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


Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Milagro en la calle 34  »

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Box Office

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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Bryan Bedford's name is same as the town of Bedford Falls from the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »


Near the beginning of the film, when the drunk Santa falls off the parade float, you can see a sack full of presents on the back of the float. In the next shot, when people are lifting the sleigh off him, the presents have disappeared. 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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I adore this movie
14 December 2012 | by (Niagara Falls, Canada) – See all my reviews

I watch it every year. I've read negative reviews of Mara Wilson's performance but I think she is charming and smart but not at all obnoxious or know-it-all as others have said. She is acting over maturely as she was raised by her no-nonsense and jaded mother. Her subtle winks and expressions are very apropos to her role and she interacts very well with Mr. Kringle. (Perhaps I like her because she looks like my daughter when she was little.) Regardless, I love the way this story is told and Mara makes it for me. Even though logically she was taught that Santa was not real, as a little girl she was still willing to believe. Take a little joy in believing! I hope you enjoy :)

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