A Christmas Story (1983)

Director
Bob Clark

Main cast
Melinda Dillon; Darren McGavin; Peter Billingsley; Ian Petrella; Scott Schwartz

Genres
Comedy, Family

Description
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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