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Miracle on 34th Street -- Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle...Santa Claus; then Susan meets Kriss Kringle, a department store Santa who believes he's the genuine article.
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Writers (WGA):
Valentine Davies (story)
George Seaton (1947 screenplay)
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A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Attenborough ... Kris Kringle

Elizabeth Perkins ... Dorey Walker

Dylan McDermott ... Bryan Bedford

J.T. Walsh ... Ed Collins

James Remar ... Jack Duff

Jane Leeves ... Alberta Leonard

Simon Jones ... Donald Shellhammer

William Windom ... C.F. Cole

Mara Wilson ... Susan Walker

Robert Prosky ... Judge Henry Harper

Kathrine Narducci ... Mother

Mary McCormack ... Myrna Foy
Alvin Greenman ... The Doorman

Allison Janney ... Woman in Christmas Shop
Greg Noonan ... Cmdr. Coulson
Byrne Piven ... Dr. Hunter

Peter Gerety ... Cop

Jack McGee ... Tony Falacchi
Joe Pentangelo ... Bailiff
Mark Damiano II ... Daniel
Casey Wurzbach ... Grandson

Jennifer Morrison ... Denice

Peter Siragusa ... Cabbie
Samantha Krieger ... Sami

Horatio Sanz ... Orderly
Lisa Sparrman ... Rebecca Collins
Kimberly Smith ... Court Clerk

Mike Bacarella ... Santa
Harve Kolzow ... Businessman
Bianca Rose Pucci ... Little Girl
Jimmy Joseph Meglio ... Little Boy
Hank Johnston ... Boy
Margo Buchanan ... Another Mother

Bill Buell ... Band Director
Ron Beattie ... Priest
Alexandra Michelle Stewart ... Child
Paige Walker Leavell ... Tricia

Rosanna Scotto ... News Anchor
Michele Marsh ... News Anchor
Joe Moskowitz ... News Anchor
Lester Holt ... Newscaster

Susie Park ... Newscaster
Janet Kauss ... Newscaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joss Ackland ... Victor Landbergh (uncredited)
John D. Bair ... Parade Turkey (uncredited)

Melinda Chilton ... Reporter (uncredited)

Peter D'Alessio ... Reporter (uncredited)
Brian Ferrari ... Balloon Handler (uncredited)
Matthew T. Gitkin ... Bridge Worker (uncredited)
Eliza Harris ... Iceskater (uncredited)
Hank Johnson ... Little Boy (uncredited)
Antonio Polk ... Court Reporter (uncredited)

Richard Remppel ... Reporter in Court Room (uncredited)
April Sandmeyer ... Parade bystander (uncredited)
John Thurner ... Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Les Mayfield 
Writing credits
Valentine Davies (story)

George Seaton (1947 screenplay)

George Seaton (screenplay) and
John Hughes (screenplay)

Produced by
William S. Beasley .... executive producer
John Hughes .... producer
Bill Ryan .... executive producer (as William Ryan)
Original Music by
Bruce Broughton 
Cinematography by
Julio Macat 
Film Editing by
Raja Gosnell 
Production Design by
Doug Kraner 
Art Direction by
Steve Arnold 
Set Decoration by
Leslie E. Rollins 
Costume Design by
Kathy O'Rear 
Makeup Department
Milton Buras .... hair stylist: New York
Craig Lyman .... makeup artist
Dominic Mango .... hair stylist
Bernadette Mazur .... makeup artist: New York
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist
Laine Trzinski .... hair stylist (as Elaine M. Cascio)
Jamie Sue Weiss .... makeup artist
Production Management
William S. Beasley .... unit production manager
Christine A. Johnston .... production supervisor
Steve Rose .... unit production manager: New York
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott H.C. Delsner .... second second assistant director
Dean Garvin .... second second assistant director: New York
James Giovannetti Jr. .... first assistant director: second unit
Freddie Hice .... second unit director
Aimee Kohn .... first assistant director: second unit
Randy Suhr .... assistant director
Glen Trotiner .... second assistant director: New York
Michele Ziegler .... second assistant director
Art Department
Carl Aldana .... production illustrator
Paul V. Allen Sr. .... gang boss (as Paul Allen)
John Berger .... set designer
Leslie Bloom .... set decorator: New York
Troy Borisy .... on-set dresser
Robert J. Carlyle .... construction coordinator
David J. Chamerski .... assistant property master
Daniel B. Clancy .... lead man (as Dan Clancy)
William Dambra .... property master
Frank Didio .... head carpenter
Richard Fernandez .... assistant art director
Rossana Fiore .... stand-by painter: New York
John R. Ford .... property master: New York
Robby Green .... set dressing coordinator
Vincent Guarriello .... key construction grip
Dick Hansen .... props
Amelia Hochberg .... buyer
Patricia Klawonn .... set designer (as Patricia A. Klawonn)
Thomas W. Lay Jr. .... production illustrator (as Tom Lay)
Blake E. Matthys .... set dresser
Quentin Matthys .... swing gang
John McDonnell .... assistant property master: New York
Nancy Mickelberry .... set designer
Mike Monckton .... painter
Robert Bruce Myers .... construction labor foreman
James Nedza .... assistant art director
Troy Osman .... construction foreman
Tyler Osman .... construction coordinator: Chicago
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator: New York
Eric Rosenberg .... graphic artist
John J. Slove Jr. .... propmaker
Carl J. Stensel .... set designer (as Carl Stensel)
Glenn Stevens .... carpenter
Mike Swift .... illustrator
Tom Warren .... art director: New York
Dave Weinman .... lead man: New York (as David Weinman)
William Allen Jr. .... set dresser (uncredited)
Anthony Joseph Fatigato .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Sandina Bailo-Lape .... foley editor
Tom Barwick .... foley artist
Gloria S. Borders .... supervising sound editor
Kent Brown .... sound design assistant
Tony Eckert .... foley recordist
Sean England .... machine room operator
Andre Fenley .... apprentice sound editor
Sue Fox .... adr editor
Clare C. Freeman .... foley editor (as Clare Freeman)
J.R. Grubbs .... assistant sound editor
Scott Guitteau .... assistant sound editor
Karen Harding .... assistant sound editor
Tim Holland .... sound effects editor
Peter Ilardi .... cable person: New York
Robert Jackson .... boom operator
Robert Jackson .... cable person
Ronald Jackson .... boom operator
Ron Judkins .... sound mixer (as Ronald Judkins)
Barbara McBane .... dialogue editor
Daniel Rosenblum .... boom operator: New York
Claire Sanfilippo .... dialogue editor
Susan Sanford .... assistant sound editor
Gary Summers .... sound re-recording mixer
Ewa Sztompke .... dialogue editor (as Ewa Sztomke-Oatfield)
Randy Thom .... sound designer
Randy Thom .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Ethan Van der Ryn .... sound effects editor
Hugh Waddell .... adr editor
Ronald G. Roumas .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects foreman: New York
John D. Milinac .... special effects coordinator: Chicago
Visual Effects by
Karen deJong .... matte painter
Rhonda C. Gunner .... visual effects
Don Hansard .... projection scenes
Bryan Hirota .... cg artist: VIFX
Harry Lam .... digital compositor
Gregory L. McMurry .... visual effects supervisor
Gus Duron .... visual effects editor: VIFX (uncredited)
John Casino .... utility stunts
Ray Abbott .... precision driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Abraham .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, New York
Greg Addison .... gaffer: New York
Roger G. Anderson .... gaffer: second unit
Frank Byers .... director of photography: second unit
Frank Byrne .... additional second assistant camera
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer: New York
Joe Collins .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, New York
Gerrit Dangremond .... camera operator: second unit
Andy Day .... best boy electric: New York
Edwin Effrein .... second assistant camera: "c" camera, New York
Mark Gulbrandsen .... camera technician: VistaVision
Tony C. Jannelli .... camera operator: New York
Thomas Jirgal .... best boy grip: New York
Chaim Kantor .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, New York
Jeremy Knaster .... best boy electric: New York
George Kohut .... camera operator
Peter Kuttner .... first assistant camera
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator: "c" camera, New York
John Robert Miller .... key grip: second unit
Peter Morello .... first assistant camera: "c" camera, New York
Mike Moyer .... gaffer
Hernan Otaño .... camera loader: New York (as Hernan Michael Otaño)
Todd Palladino .... production assistant
Steve Parrington .... video playback operator
Leon Sanginiti .... second assistant camera: New York
Gerard Sava .... second assistant camera: New York
Abe Schrager .... camera operator: second unit
Steven Silverstein .... camera loader: "b" camera
Steven Silverstein .... second assistant camera
John Waldo .... second assistant camera (as John A. Waldo)
Frank Yario Jr. .... video playback operator (as Frankie Yario Jr.)
David Moenkhaus .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Claudia Ciardelli .... casting assistant: Chicago
Susanna Griffith .... casting associate
Janet Hirshenson .... casting
Jane Jenkins .... casting
Moira Michiels .... extras casting assistant
Regina Prokop .... extras casting assistant
Suzy Sachs .... additional casting: Seattle
Maria Spaeth .... casting assistant: Chicago
Johnny White .... key extras casting assistant
John D. Bair .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Christian Kaplan .... executive in charge of casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Adkins .... assistant wardrobe supervisor: New York
Jacqueline S. Beatka .... costumer: second unit
Patricia Eiben .... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Beulah Jones-Black .... assistant wardrobe supervisor: New York (as Beulah Jones)
Lisa Padovani .... assistant costume supervisor: New York
Heather Pollock .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Penny Lee Hallin .... assistant editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Kevin D. Ross .... assistant editor: lightworks
Fred C. Vitale .... first assistant editor
John M. Vitale .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Terry Brown .... scoring crew
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Maria Newman .... musician
Bill Olson .... scoring crew
Bryan Pezzone .... musician: piano
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Del Spiva .... scoring crew
Armin Steiner .... scoring mixer
Jim Walker .... scoring crew
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Katherine Quittner .... music editor: temp score (uncredited)
John Andrew Schreiner .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Edward Iacobelli .... transportation captain: New York
Other crew
Thomas Bianco .... assistant accountant
Brett Botula .... location manager: live shoot, Macy's Parade
Robert F. Byrnes .... first aid
Ken Cabrera .... craft service
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
William Danaher .... dailies projectionist
Bill Danaker .... projectionist
Kristin Dehnert .... assistant location manager
B. Ted Deiker .... production assistant
Melissa Givey .... production assistant
Mark Gulbrandsen .... dailies projection technician
Bob Hudgins .... location manager
David Hummel .... production assistant
Kimberly Jase .... first assistant accountant
Ross L. Kulma .... first aid
Rosemary Lombard .... production coordinator: New York
James R. McAllister .... location assistant
Stan Mendoza .... location manager: New York
Rich Moskal .... assistant location manager
Elizabeth J. Nevin .... production coordinator: New York
Gerald F. Nichols .... production assistant
Lauri Pitkus .... assistant location manager
Eric A. Pot .... production assistant
Julian Rad .... production assistant
Trudy Ramirez .... script supervisor (as Trudy G. Ramirez)
Allen E. Taylor .... production accountant
Laura Tiz .... assistant accountant
Burton L. Warner .... production assistant
Richard Wicklund .... welfare worker
Patty Willett .... production coordinator
Lori Yario .... script supervisor: second unit
Derek Decelles .... production assistant (uncredited)
Steve Head .... production assistant (uncredited)
David Lanphier Jr. .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sian Rees-Cleland .... stand-in (uncredited)
Matthew Sirianni .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tom Swift .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Greg White .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated PG for some mild language
114 min
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Macy's department store refused permission for its name to be used in this remake.See more »
Factual errors: In the list of 'We believe' is Ironworkers Local 542 - there is no such branch in New York state. The other union reference (Teamsters Local 237) is correct.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in A Hollywood Christmas (1996) (V)See more »
Santa Claus Is Comin' to TownSee more »


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46 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
Humbug!, 10 December 2002
Author: Rebochan from Orange County, CA

On a normal level of cinema, this film is only mediocre. Where it fails is that it is a terrible remake of a well-known, well-loved film. And even worse for this film, it's a lousy remake of a well-known, well-loved film that just happens to be my favorite Christmas film of all time.

It has a few positives. All right, it has one positive, and that is Richard Attenborough. He brings a genuine delight to the role of Saint Nick, and it is not hard to believe this guy could be the genuine article. Unfortunately, his performance highlights the lousy performances of many of the principles.

Dorey Walker is played by Elizabeth Perkins with none of the sympathy given to her by Maureen O'Hara. It's impossible to even dream of her getting married to anyone. Some of this is to be blamed on the script, though, which spends so much time establishing Dorey's cold heart that it forgets she's supposed to be getting our sympathy, not our scorn. Which brings us to the flat performance of Dylan McDermott. He could be replaced with a cardboard cut-out without affecting the flow of the movie. Then we have Mara Wilson. She tends to be more snobby and over-confident than confused, but Wilson is up against Natalie Wood. To be fair, we never get to see Wilson chattering like a monkey for comparison purposes. That delightful scene was excised from the modern version.

A rather ridiculous subplot has been added to this remake with a rival store, Shopper's Express, trying to put Cole's out of business (Macy's refused to have their name put in the film). It is headed by the popular 90's villain of choice, the Greedy Evil Mean CEO, Victor Landbergh. He doesn't play much of a role, yet he is supposed to be the encompassing bad guy, evoking images of Lex Luthor plotting the demise of Superman. He even has his own flunkies who attempt to sabotage the department store, skittering around almost like Boris and Natasha. This subplot tends to weigh down on the film, feeling forced in rather than meshing with the film. The pompous psychiatrist of the original works because it was simply one guy with a chip on his shoulder instead of a wicked retail overlord. The former is funny, while the latter is overkill.

Actually, that addresses another problem with this film - it takes its subject matter far too seriously. The original film was an enjoyable farce. This one is a somber story, filled with the right glurgy turns to renew our souls or something. Basically, it's way too serious considering the subject matter (an old guy who thinks he's really Santa Claus.) The original had some laugh out loud moments of sharp humor - this one instead attempts to force you to shed tears of sadness and joy. It usually just shed tears of boredom from me.

The court decision at the end of the film is not only anti-climactic, but doesn't really address the actual issue - Kris is on trial for lunacy. The only decision to save him is to prove he's REALLY Santa Claus, thus making him sane. This movie can't seem to make up its mind why he's on trial and its ultimate answer for Kris obvious acquittal would fall upon under the lightest of legal scrutiny, where the original film made a compelling legal argument. I can't answer that, but I will say that this film's answer is far off the mark. Please, I beg of you-if you have NOT seen the 1947 Black and White original, then please correct that. This is not an adequate substitute to a film that didn't need one in the first place. They even colorized the old one, so if you hate black and white, then you still have a color option without wasting your time on this.

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