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Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

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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 <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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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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$17,193,886 (USA)
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Trivia

Alvin Greenman (The Doorman) appeared in the original version as Alfred. See more »

Goofs

When Santa Claus tells the little girl his name in other countries, he says that in Holland his name is "Sinterklaas", however that is the name of another December holiday figure. In Holland, Santa Claus is referred to as "De Kerstman". "De Kerstman" and "Sinterklaas" act and dress differently, and have their own separate holiday. 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

Remake of Miracle on 34th Street (1947) 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 quite as magical as I'd hoped
24 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This remake wasn't as magical and full of Christmas spirit as I hoped it would be. Unfortunately, the movie was kinda boring and dull instead of being sweet and fun to watch and enjoy. Elizabeth Perkins was good in it though, and was well casted in her lead role. So that's one plus to it. The little girl that stars in the flick was pretty good, not the best though. But I didn't have a real big issue with the casting overall. It was the lack of substance and weak script I took issue with here. The script and dialogue is kind of dull and lack luster in this movie. It's not a god awful film, but it's certainly not the magical Christmas ride you might expect. It is family friendly though, with the exception of a couple of bad words. So if you want a Christmas movie that's OK for the kiddos, then this might be for you. But in my opinion, this movie just wasn't that good, it had some potential, but I feel like it squandered that good potential. 4/10 for Miracle on 34th Street.


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