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 »
When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.
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
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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 »
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 »
As far as remakes of classics go this is certainly one of the better examples. The great strength of this film is the casting which throughout matches the excellent class of the original, and this is no mean achievement.
Occasionally the writers felt the need to deviate from the original - perhaps once or twice too often, because the original story was quite modern anyway, i.e. it did not need much updating. Some of these deviations work pretty well (the midnight wedding was a great new idea although left a bit underdeveloped), others very much less so. Using Joss Ackland as a cross between Ebenezer Scrooge and Ernst Stavro Blofeld was a bit daft, but the only real disaster is the resolution of the court case, one of the highlights of the original and a MAJOR let-down in this version.
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