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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

Six-year-old Susan Walker discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. She has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle, Santa Claus. Her mother, Dorey, told her the "secret" about him a long time ago, so she 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, she 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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Trivia

In the first shot of the front entrance of the Shopper's Express store, a giant display prop of a Talkboy can be seen briefly through the window. That was Kevin's favorite toy in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), which was also produced by John Hughes. See more »

Goofs

While Bryan is giving his final statement, Susan is seen sitting away from Dorey in one shot and cuddled up next to her seconds later. 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

Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Joy to the World
Performed by Aretha Franklin and Members of the FAME Freedom Choir
Written by Isaac Watts / George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
Produced by Randy Nicklaus and Steve Barri
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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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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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