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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Susan's middle name is Elizabeth. Mara Wilson's middle name is also Elizabeth. See more »

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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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Featured in A Hollywood Christmas (1996) See more »

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Joy to the World
Performed by Aretha Franklin and Members of the FAME Freedom Choir
Written by Isaac Watts / George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
Produced by Randy Nicklaus and Steve Barri
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Not all that bad
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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