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With: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz, R.D. Robb, Tedde Moore, Yano Anaya, Zack Ward, Jeff Gillen
Written by: Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, Bob Clark, based on a novel by Jean Shepherd
Directed by: Bob Clark
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 93
Date: 11/18/1983

A Christmas Story (1983)

3 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

This great heartwarming comedy from the director of Porky's was a flop during its theatrical run, but, like It's a Wonderful Life, has become a staple on cable during the holiday season. Peter Billingsley plays the pudgy-cheeked, bespectacled boy who navigates the treacheries of daily life -- all in the hopes of getting a toy rifle for Christmas. Jean Shepherd narrates from his series of stories. This new double-disc set will perfectly accompany that Christmas dinner turkey coma, revisiting with the cast members today and providing tons of funny little features and games. The movie now includes a commentary track by Billingsley and director Bob Clark.

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