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A Christmas Story

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In Theaters: November 18, 1983

PG | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1h 34m

A Christmas Story

In the town of Hammond in the 1940s, Ralphie (Peter Billingsley), nine, just wants one thing for Christmas—a Red Ryder BB rifle. When he tells his mother what he wants, she replies with, "No, you'll shoot your eye out."

Ralphie even writes an essay about it at school, but his teacher gives him a C+ with a note saying, "You'll shoot your eye out." Next, when he visits Santa at the local department store, he asks for the gun, but Santa has the same response: "You'll shoot your eye out, kid."

Ralphie fears that he'll never get the BB gun for Christmas. But there may be a surprise in store for him.

Cast: Melinda Dillon, Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, Zack Ward, Scott Schwartz
Director: Bob Clark
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Bob Clark, René Dupont
Writer(s): Leigh Brown, Jean Shepherd, Bob Clark