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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
C.F. Cole
Myrna Foy
Alvin Greenman ...
The Doorman
Woman in Christmas Shop
Greg Noonan ...
Cmdr. Coulson


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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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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Did You Know?


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 »


While in Santa's room at the psychiatric hospital, a reflection of a crew member can be seen in the side of the shiny porcelain sink. 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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Referenced in Jingle All the Way (1996) See more »


Jingle Bells
Performed by Natalie Cole
Written by James Pierpont
Produced by Tommy LiPuma
Courtesy of Elektra Records
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One magic movies full of hope and faith
14 November 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to! This movie has always inspired me to believe, and I have grown up watching it time and time again. If... you can't believe, if you can't accept anything on faith, then you're doomed for a life dominated by doubt. Kris Kringle tells us this, and the movie tells us this. It shows us that Kris Kringle, Santa Clause, Saint Nicholas.. is a symbol. A symbol of faith, and a symbol of hope. Christmas is not for children, or for those who are young. Christmas is for all, and if you believe Christmas Miracles can come true. Hope is the greatest of the gifts you'll receive. Christmas and Santa Clause gives us hope.

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