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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 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>

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Discover the Miracle. See more »

Genres:

Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

18 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Milagro en la calle 34 See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$17,193,886

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,138,104
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to an interview with Adam McKay, Fox had planned to give the film a small, eight hundred-screen release until it received a perfect one hundred percent test screening score. Instilled with confidence, the studio tripled the marketing budget, and gave it a wider release, but the strategy backfired, when the film collapsed in the crowded 1994 holiday film slate, notably compared to another, more successful Santa Claus-themed film, The Santa Clause (1994). McKay attributed the film's failure to the film's plot depicting bureaucracy out to disprove the existence of Santa Claus, joking that "No one's going to say Santa Claus sucks.'" See more »

Goofs

While Bryan is giving his final statement, Susan is seen sitting away from her mother 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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Soundtracks

Song for a Winter's Night
Performed by Sarah McLachlan
Written by Gordon Lightfoot
Produced by Pierre Marchand
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc./Nettwerk Productions
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Something refreshing for the holidays.
11 December 2001 | by cmykleftySee all my reviews

I remember seeing the original movie Miracle on 34th Street, that movie could never be replace with this version. This is the best updated remake of a classic story. There are some difference between the movies, but it is almost the same plot. If I could not find the original movie playing on TV during the holidays, this is the one worth watching.


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