#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, his mother’s immediate reaction is that he’ll shoot his eye out. He then decides on a perfect theme for his teacher but her reaction is like his. He fantasizes about what it would be like to be Red Ryder and catch the bad guys. When the big day arrives he gets lots of present under the tree including a lovely gift from his aunt that his mother just adores. But what about the BB gun?
Plot: 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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Classic Christmas film that doesn’t age
Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) wants a Red Rider BB Gun for Christmas but his mother is totally against it – the “you’ll shoot your eye out” discussion being a major opposition.
This is essentially a story about childhood and is very spot-on in regards to the yearning of children and the whole Christmas era – I’ve been watching it since I was a child and every Christmas when it comes on TV I watch it again. It’s funny, poignant and totally memorable – it has some of the best scenes of all-time and although I know a few people who dislike it because it’s a bit “weird” and “dark,” most people I know love it.
Worth watching every Christmas, forever!
“You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out”
Though Peter Billingsley has grown up and now has a career behind the camera in the business end of show business he will forever be remembered as young Ralphie in A Christmas Story. For those who were young and listened to Jean Shepherd’s program as a kid he can do nothing else.
I remember turning and listening to Jean Shepherd as an adolescent and I even turned my younger brother into a fan and being he was a precocious lad it very much appealed to him as well. All the incidents you see in A Christmas Story culminating with young Ralphie getting that wondrous gift of a Red Ryder BB rifle are those I remember Shepherd telling on his show. I daresay they made that vivid an impression on thousands of others. Getting Shepherd to not only write the screenplay, but narrate is essential to the story.
This all takes place in Jean Shepherd’s home town of Hammond, Indiana, steel town and suburb of both Chicago and Gary. The Parkers consist of Melinda Dillon mother and Darren McGavin father and Billingsley with younger brother Ian Petrella. McGavin who thought he’d be best remembered for being Mike Hammer and Carl Kolchak on television got his career. Shepherd on his show always referred to his father as “the old man” and so he remains here. McGavin is absolutely perfect in the way that Shepherd described him on his radio show.
Billingsley and Petrella are appealing as real kids and not Hollywood type kids. Again I’m sure there was a lot of input from Shepherd in those characterizations as well.
For me you’ll love that scene when the boys meet Santa Claus at the department store. Seen through a kid’s eyes it’s both humorous and a bit frightening as well.
In fact A Christmas Story is a holiday classic and will be for centuries.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Genre Comedy, Family
Director Bob Clark
Writer Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, Bob Clark
Actors Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin
Country United States, Canada
Awards 3 wins & 11 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory Medallion Film Laboratories, Toronto, Canada, Metrocolor, Culver City (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 5,360 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm