Miracle on 34th Street

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Time Out says

Padding the deluxe avenues of Manhattan, kindly gentleman Kriss Kringle (Attenborough) is first seen confirming to a child that he is in fact the real Father Christmas. Mr Reassuring he may be, but he's also possessed of a medieval guildsman's pride: seeing the Santa from Cole's department store swigging whisky on a street parade, he wrests the reins away from him and takes over his sleigh, so impressing a Cole's executive (Perkins) that she hires him for the duration. The queues grow legion, until finally he's charged with being an impostor. That's not his only trial: he also has to convince Perkins' precocious daughter, which means delivering her Christmas list of a father, a house and a brother. This is a philosophical movie. How do you prove Santa's existence? It's a shaky business - like this movie - based on trust. All the kids I took loved it. The appeal must lie in the Santa-as-fantasy-grandfather-figure - with bottomless pockets.
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Release details

UK release:

1994

Duration:

114 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Les Mayfield

Cast:

Joss Ackland, JT Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Elizabeth Perkins, Richard Attenborough, James Remar

Music:

Bruce Broughton

Production Designer:

Douglas Kraner

Editor:

Raja Gosnell

Cinematography:

Julio Macat

Screenwriter:

John Hughes

Producer:

John Hughes

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Bruce013

A very moving film bringing in Christmas cheer with a good cast and some special moments. Mara Wilson is so adorable in this film, as a little girl who wants to believe in Santa Claus but whose mother has taught her differently. Brings tears to the eyes.

Bruce013

A very moving film bringing in Christmas cheer with a good cast and some special moments. Mara Wilson is so adorable in this film, as a little girl who wants to believe in Santa Claus but whose mother has taught her differently. Brings tears to the eyes.