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All I Want for Christmas (1991)

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A brother and sister attempt to bring their divorced parents back together for Christmas.

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Robert Lieberman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harley Jane Kozak ... Catherine O'Fallon
Jamey Sheridan ... Michael O'Fallon
Ethan Embry ... Ethan O'Fallon (as Ethan Randall)
Kevin Nealon ... Tony Boer
Thora Birch ... Hallie O'Fallon
Andrea Martin ... Olivia
Lauren Bacall ... Lillian Brooks
Amy Oberer ... Stephanie
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia
Leslie Nielsen ... Santa
Felicity LaFortune Felicity LaFortune ... Susan
Camille Saviola Camille Saviola ... Sonya
Michael Alaimo Michael Alaimo ... Frankie
Joanne Baron ... Salesdervish #2
Alan Brooks Alan Brooks ... Mr. Chase
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Storyline

"All I Want For Christmas" is a comedy about two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season. Ethan, a practical older brother, and adorable Hallie, who knows how to charm her way out of a difficult situation, are intent on spending Christmas with their parents, Catherine and Michael, and grandmother Lillian. As Ethan and Hallie embark on their adventure, almost nothing goes exactly as they planned. Complicating things is a smarmy businessman named Toney Boer, who has taken an interest in Catherine. Ethan, meanwhile, is preoccupied with not only his parents' romantic dilemma, but also his own - one brought about by his new friendship with Stephanie, his first teenage crush. What evolves is an elaborate scheme involving mice, telephone calls and an ice-cream truck, as Ethan and Hallie try to achieve their goal with the help of Stephanie. The duo's primary obstacle is their mother's fiance, Tony. The children finally succeed with a... Written by "Benjamin" <s4806615@np.ac.sg>

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Taglines:

How far would you go to make a wish come true?

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Todo lo que quiero para Navidad See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,812,000
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This grossed less in its entire run than Home Alone (1990) made in its first weekend. See more »

Goofs

When the kids go to the pet shop, Ethan only puts 3 mice in the box, but the clerk counts it as 8 and they later have 8 mice when they're being released. See more »

Quotes

Catherine O'Fallon: [on the phone] Marshall, it's Mrs. O'Fallon. I need to speak to Ethan right away.
Marshall: Ethan? Your son? That specific Ethan?
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Connections

References Miracle on 34th Street (1947) See more »

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Waltz Of The Flowers
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Good family entertainment
10 October 2000 | by Monika-5See all my reviews

I saw this years ago at the theater at Christmastime. I haven't seen it since, but I remember it made me feel warm and happy. Leslie Nielson and Lauren Bacall as Santa and Grandma were both wonderful. Thora Birch's first major role was in this movie. She played the cute as a button little sister and was absolutely charming. Too bad my most vivid memory of her these days is seeing her topless in American Beauty. But that's another story. Good holiday fun!


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