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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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Les Mayfield
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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If you really believe, anything can happen. See more »

Genres:

Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

18 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miracle on 34th Street See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,753,208, 20 November 1994

Gross USA:

$17,320,136

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,264,384
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In 1987-1988, an attempt to remake Miracle was set to be produced with Tom Mankiewicz at the helm to direct and Neil Cuthbert writing the screenplay. But it never got made as it was shelved, being deemed that a holiday picture had too narrow a box office window. See more »

Goofs

When Jack and Alberta have dropped Kris off at the old folks' home and Jack is returning to the limousine, you can see Alberta's crossed legs through the open door. When Jack enters the car, however, Alberta's legs are completely covered by her overcoat. 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

Referenced in Jingle All the Way (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Performed by Ray Charles
Written by Haven Gillespie / J. Fred Coots
Produced by Jeremy Lubbock and Elliot Lurie
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User Reviews

If you have seen this movie and like it, I can think of one reason.
14 December 2003 | by AlanHSee all my reviews

If you have seen this movie and like it, I can think of one reason. You have never seen the original 1947 version. Both this one and the 1973 made-for-tv version remove all the real feeling of magic from the story. I know Valentine Davies would be sorely disappointed. Sorry to be a grinch, but Maureen O'Hara, Edmund Gwenn, and Natalie Wood were 1000% more believable.


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