A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story (1983)

A tribute to the original, traditional, one-hundred-percent, red-blooded, two-fisted, all-American Christmas.

  • Genre: Comedy, Family
  • Release Date: 1983-11-18
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 1198 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Bob Clark
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The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.

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  • Peter Billingsley

    as Ralphie Parker
  • Melinda Dillon

    as Mrs. Parker
  • Darren McGavin

    as Mr. Parker
  • Jean Shepherd

    as Ralphie as an Adult (voice)
  • Ian Petrella

    as Randy Parker
  • Scott Schwartz

    as Flick
  • Tedde Moore

    as Miss Shields
  • R.D. Robb

    as Schwartz
  • Zack Ward

    as Scut Farkus
  • Yano Anaya

    as Grover Dill
  • Jeff Gillen

    as Santa Claus
  • Leslie Carlson

    as Christmas Tree Man
  • Jim Hunter

    as Freight Man
  • Patty Johnson

    as Head Elf
  • Drew Hocevar

    as Male Elf
  • David Edward

    as Kid with Goggles
  • Dwayne McLean

    as Black Bart
  • Helen E. Kaider

    as Wicked Witch
  • John Wong

    as Chinese Father
  • Johan Sebastian Wong

    as Waiter #1
  • Fred Lee

    as Waiter #2
  • Dan Ma

    as Waiter #3
  • Rocco Bellusci

    as Street Kid
  • Tommy Wallace

    as Boy in School
  • Court Benson

    as Pierre Andre (uncredited)
  • Leigh Brown

    as Red Hatted Curly Haired Woman in Line for Santa (uncredited)
  • Bob Clark

    as Swede (uncredited)
  • Giada Dobrzenska

    as Little Girl at Parade (uncredited)
  • Dave Duff

    as Firefighter (uncredited)
  • Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio

    as Boy visiting Santa (uncredited)
  • Gary A. Jones

    as Christmas Shopper (uncredited)
  • Kristephan Warren-Stevens

    as Crowd person (uncredited)
  • Don Geyer

    as The Scarecrow (uncredited)
  • Kathryn Hayzer

    as Churchgoer (uncredited)
  • John Kennedy

    as Fire Chief at Schoolyard (uncredited)
  • Bill Kravitz

    as Billy (uncredited)
  • Julie Matthews

    as Caroler (uncredited)
  • Christine Powrie

    as Screaming Girl on Slide After Ralphie (uncredited)
  • Quinn Smith

    as Flagpole Bully Sudent (uncredited)
  • Lori Randolph

    as Blonde Little Girl in Department Store (uncredited)
Art Reuben Freed Production Design
Production Bob Clark Producer
Editing Stan Cole Editor
Costume & Make-Up Mary E. McLeod Costume Design
Sound Carl Zittrer Original Music Composer
Sound Paul Zaza Original Music Composer
Art Mark S. Freeborn Set Decoration
Writing Bob Clark Screenplay
Art Gavin Mitchell Art Direction
Directing Bob Clark Director
Writing Jean Shepherd Novel
Camera Reginald H. Morris Director of Photography
Writing Jean Shepherd Screenplay
Writing Leigh Brown Screenplay
Production René Dupont Producer
Production Gary Goch Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ken Brooke Makeup Artist
Art Carmi Gallo Assistant Art Director
Sound Steven Cole Sound Effects Editor
Crew Kenneth Heeley-Ray Post Production Supervisor
Production Mike Fenton Casting
Production Jane Feinberg Casting
Production Marci Liroff Casting
Production Marilyn Stonehouse Production Manager
Directing Ken Goch First Assistant Director
Camera Harald Ortenburger Camera Operator
Crew Martin Malivoire Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up James D. Brown Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Linda Kemp Wardrobe Supervisor
Directing Blanche McDermaid Script Supervisor
Camera Gordon Langevin Assistant Camera
Sound Alan Bernard Sound Mixer
Editing Richard Cadger Assistant Editor
Editing Neil Grieve Assistant Editor
Sound Kenneth Heeley-Ray Sound Supervisor
Sound Joe Grimaldi Sound Recordist
Sound David Appleby Sound Recordist
Sound Wayne Griffin Dialogue Editor
Sound David Evans Sound Effects Editor
Sound Ann Heeley-Ray Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Gudrun Christian Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Tom Hanrath Assistant Sound Editor
Lighting Chris Holmes Gaffer
Camera Ron Gillham Key Grip
Art J. Tracy Budd Property Master
Production Joanne Jackson Production Accountant
Production Suzanne Lore Production Office Coordinator
Camera Shin Sugino Still Photographer
Crew Janice Kaye Unit Publicist
Editing Stephen R. Sheridan Color Timer