PG | | Comedy, Family
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
The shooting script for the film reveals that the old man's first name is Frank. No first name is provided for Mrs Parker. The book "A Christmas Story Treasury" by Tyler Schwarz includes a facsimile of the Western Union telegram announcing that Mr Parker is the recipient of a major award. The telegram is addressed to Frank Parker.
Ralphie as an Adult:
Ah, there it is. My house, and good old Cleveland Street. How could I ever forget it? And there I am, with that dumb round face and that stupid stocking cap. Oh, but no matter. Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, around ...
Ralphie's chocolate milk at the start of the film.
Early home video copies contained the following text immediately after the end credits:
"THIS TRANSFER IS DEDICATED TO 'POPPY' JOE BLUTH 1984."
Another fantasy of Ralphie's, in which Flash Gordon faces Ming the Merciless with the help of Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun, was deleted from the final cut. (However, credits for Flash Gordon and Ming the Merciless remain in the cast list of the closing credits.)
$2,072,473 20 November 1983
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