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.
Singer/songwriter Pepper McGowan was an extra during the mall scene.
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 ...
When Ralphie defends the home against Black Bart, he shoots three times, hitting three thugs. Yet when the scene ends, there are four dead thugs with x's on their eyes. This may be a flourish to heighten the absurdity of Ralphie's hyperactive imagination.
"Ming the Merciless" and "Flash Gordon" are listed as characters despite being cut from the general release.
Theatrical and home video versions have the end credits scrolling in red text over a shot of the Parker house. The airings on TBS in the United States have the credits on white over a black background.
$2,072,473 (USA) (20 November 1983)
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