Miracle on 34th Street [Blu-ray] [1994]

  • SKU: 9507223
  • Release Date: 10/06/2009
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (110 out of 112)

Synopsis


Miracle on 34th Street
The 1947 holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street is transplanted to the 1990s with few changes in this family-oriented remake. The screenplay by the prolific John Hughes sticks close to the original outline, centering on Macy's executive Dorey Walker (Elizabeth Perkins) and her young daughter Susan (Mara Wilson), neither of whom much believes in the spirit of Christmas. Dorey is in charge of hiring Macy's Santas, including an old man named Kriss Kringle (Richard Attenborough). He does a remarkably convincing job, and he soon reveals that he actually believes himself to be Santa Claus. The authorities threaten to place the old man in an insane asylum, but a young lawyer comes to his defense. Meanwhile, Dorey and Susan find their own defenses melting and become reacquainted with the power of faith. Hughes and director Les Mayfield add a few modern touches, making Susan slightly more cynical and adding the requisite soulless corporate villains. Viewers familiar with the original may still prefer Edmund Gwenn's original Kris Kringle and consider the remake unnecessary, although the newer version reflects enough of the earlier film's spirit to prove entertaining to modern family audiences. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Richard Attenborough
    Richard Attenborough - Kriss Kringle
  • Elizabeth Perkins
    Elizabeth Perkins - Dorey Walker
  • Dylan McDermott
    Dylan McDermott - Bryan Bedford
  • Mara Wilson
    Mara Wilson - Susan Walker
  • Robert Prosky
    Robert Prosky - Judge Harper



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    In God We Trust

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    Ingodwetrust
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    Such a holiday classic. I am glad I received great service from bestbuy to enjoy such a holiday favorite

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Christmas classic

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    Zamboni
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    Awesome Christmas classic!!! Watch it every year!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Miracle on 34th Street

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    Orlando355
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    I bought this for a friend for Christmas, so have not seen it. Classic Christmas movie though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than the original

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    Pedro
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    I like this better than the original movie. It's more contemporary and moves quicker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Christmas gift

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    FARR
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    My wife really loves this movie at Christmas time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie

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    sandiego
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    I always watched this movie as a kid on VHS. Now I can watch it with my daughter!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New Christmas classic

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    DisneyDad
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    Very heartfelt re-make of the original Miracle on 34th Street

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    NOT THE ORIGINAL, BUT STILL A CHRISTMAS DELIGHT

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    pallacod
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    The story has changed a bit. The story isn't Macy's, but Kris Kringke is still a delight. Richard Attenborough will make you want to believe in Santa Claus all over again.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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