8.2/10
78
8 user 1 critic

The Phantom of the Open Hearth (1976)

Ralph Parker a teenager in the early 1950's faces his junior prom while fantasying of one Daphne Bigelow his dream date. The ups and downs of life as a teen in a working class neighborhood in the 1950's Midwest.

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

It is now summer in the Parker family and the usual number of events is happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully, the Old ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Charles Grodin, Kieran Culkin, Mary Steenburgen
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

It's summertime in Hohman, Indiana, and 14-year-old Ralph Parker can't wait to get his first job. His friends Schwartz and Flick are less enthusiastic, and the job turns into a nightmare ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Bartlett
Stars: Jean Shepherd, James Sikking, Dorothy Lyman
A Christmas Story 2 (Video 2012)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Five years later, Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.

Director: Brian Levant
Stars: Daniel Stern, Braeden Lemasters, Stacey Travis
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Bolton ...
James Bonnell ...
Delivery Man
...
Leigh Brown ...
Lovely Arlita
Chris Clark ...
Frank Dolan ...
David Elliot ...
Joey Faye ...
Al
Mary Fenstermacher ...
Teacher
Adam Goodman ...
Peter Graham ...
Budge
David S. Howard ...
Zudock (as David Howard)
Ed Huberman ...
...
Edit

Storyline

Ralph Parker a teenager in the early 1950's faces his junior prom while fantasying of one Daphne Bigelow his dream date. The ups and downs of life as a teen in a working class neighborhood in the 1950's Midwest.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Family

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 December 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Visions: The Phantom of the Open Hearth  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Coffey's Market was a real store in Newton Corner. John Coffey, the owner, died from burns suffered in an accidental store fire in the early-1980s. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This is a hysterical sendup of Ralphie's life as a teenager
16 January 2002 | by (kansas city mo) – See all my reviews

By the same creative genius who wrote Christmas Story, this is a hysterical sendup of Ralphie's life as a teenager.

James Broderick plays "the old man" in this episode. Haven't seen this since a PBS showing over 20 years ago. One scene that stands out follows: One of the Parker's neighbors orders an entire house by mail from Sears. It arrives in railroad boxcars on a siding in town. All the fathers go down with the premise of helping unload the house kit from the cars. The beer starts to flow and it becomes a drunken ballet of opening hundreds of crates of house parts. Then it begins to rain and the hapless home buyer is abandoned by his inebriated friends. If you can find a copy of it anywhere, watch it!!!


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?