Miracle on 34th Street [DVD] [1994]

  • SKU: 4022961
  • Release Date: 10/31/2000
  • 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

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    it is the best christmas movie ever

    Posted
    bailey1

    It is the best christmas movie ever and it is about this girl who doesn't believe in Santa and her mom who is Elizabeth Perkins she is the girls mom and she works at Kohl's and she hires a department store Santa Clause and the mom doesn't believe in Santa Clause and then later in the movie the Daughter Maura WIlson ask Santa what she wanted for Christmas and at the end he gets it for her and it is such a good and great movie and there is nothing bad in it and it child appropriate and if you are looking for a good movie to watch on Christmas then this movie you will love and there is only a couple of bad words in it and it is such and the best christmas movie ever and to me it is up there with A Christmas Story, Prancer, and It's A Wonderful life

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable holiday viewing at a GREAT bargain

    Posted
    DonP
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    I will agree with most that "the original is the best", but this more recent re-make is a great experience that is well cast and produced. Offers several doses of hilarity as well as very touching moment (especially the Santa/deaf girl scene). This Blueray was offered at a wonderful bargain during Black Friday extended sale, and I was glad to get a copy at that price. VERY easy to recommend this film to others . . . and I already have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    this is a "feel good" holiday movie

    Posted
    tallgal

    This is such a heartwarming movie. This is a classic Christmas tale. The little girl, that is featured, is so adorable, and funny, at points. This is one of those movies that you will want to watch every Christmas season, with your family. I have seen the original Miracle on 34th St, and I like this one just as much. Although it follows the original plot line, to a degree, there are additional elements added, that give interest. I like everything about this movie, and highly recommend it. It is good family viewing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great film

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    1701A
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    While I am partial to the older version, this update of the classic is pretty good as well. We had the black and white version and have always watched that every year, but my wife hadn't seen this version in a while and wanted to add this one to our holiday collection as well. It has been some time since I've seen it and it was fun to watch. Purchased at a great price too as Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great remake, easily worth the purchase!

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    DarthKeyser
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    The original is a bona fide classic, obviously, but few remakes do nearly as well as this one in coming close to the original in spirit, acting, and outright charm... A worthy update at a good price that can easily be appreciated on its own merits as well...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love!!!!

    Posted
    Cindi
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    Love this movie! It's such a classic and so well done. Highly recommend! It captures the heart of giving and love at Christmastime rather than the focus of the gifts themselves. I've loved this for years and so happy my children now enjoy watching it as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best version!

    Posted
    chinnt
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    I've watched a couple of different versions of this movie, but this version is by far my favorite. The characters, the acting, and Richard Attenborough is the perfect Santa. This is a must have for your holiday collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great update of a classic

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    dswebb87
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    This is my family's second favorite Christmas movie (after "White Christmas") and it always proves to be the same heartwarming retelling of the original each time we watch it. It doesn't compromise the magic of Kris Kringle or the Christmas story. Watch it!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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