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All I Want for Christmas (1991)

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A brother and sister attempt to bring their divorced parents back together for Christmas.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harley Jane Kozak ... Catherine O'Fallon
Jamey Sheridan ... Michael O'Fallon
Ethan Embry ... Ethan O'Fallon (as Ethan Randall)
Kevin Nealon ... Tony Boer
Thora Birch ... Hallie O'Fallon
Andrea Martin ... Olivia
Lauren Bacall ... Lillian Brooks
Amy Oberer ... Stephanie
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia
Leslie Nielsen ... Santa
Felicity LaFortune Felicity LaFortune ... Susan
Camille Saviola ... Sonya
Michael Alaimo Michael Alaimo ... Frankie
Joanne Baron ... Salesdervish #2
Alan Brooks Alan Brooks ... Mr. Chase
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Storyline

"All I Want For Christmas" is a comedy about two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season. Ethan, a practical older brother, and adorable Hallie, who knows how to charm her way out of a difficult situation, are intent on spending Christmas with their parents, Catherine and Michael, and grandmother Lillian. As Ethan and Hallie embark on their adventure, almost nothing goes exactly as they planned. Complicating things is a smarmy businessman named Toney Boer, who has taken an interest in Catherine. Ethan, meanwhile, is preoccupied with not only his parents' romantic dilemma, but also his own - one brought about by his new friendship with Stephanie, his first teenage crush. What evolves is an elaborate scheme involving mice, telephone calls and an ice-cream truck, as Ethan and Hallie try to achieve their goal with the help of Stephanie. The duo's primary obstacle is their mother's fiance, Tony. The children finally succeed with a... Written by "Benjamin" <s4806615@np.ac.sg>

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Taglines:

How far would you go to make a wish come true?

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All I Want for Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,645,720, 10 November 1991

Gross USA:

$14,812,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,812,144
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot during a scorching Los Angeles summer. See more »

Goofs

Ethan falls asleep while playing a home video of his parents, obviously on videotape, since it is 1991. When he wakes up in the morning, the TV is still showing a freeze-frame of his parents kissing. A video cassette would have shut off within a few minutes of freezing and would display only a blank screen or, if tuned to a broadcast, to a program. See more »

Quotes

Michael O'Fallon: How's my favorite ex-mother-in-law and second lady of the American theatre?
Lillian Brooks: Fine. And quite happy to see you. Though I can't say the same for your ex-wife, though you haven't even asked about her yet.
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Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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Stagger Lee
written by Harold Logan & Lloyd Price
performed by Lloyd Price
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This is Santa Claus, not Dear Abby.
6 December 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

How can you watch a movie with Thora Birch and not just want to eat her up for being so cute. I am not referring to the lovely Thora in American Beauty, but the really cute one in this film.

She just wants Santa to get her parents back together. Her brother Ethan (Ethan Embry) doesn't believe in Santa, so he tries to help make his sister's wish come true with the help of the lovely Amy Oberer.

Now, I don't know what mom (Harley Jane Kozak) sees in Kevin Nealon, when her ex is Jamey Sheridan (Syriana, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"), so he must have screwed up big time.

Anyway, Ethan comes through and all is well. Or, was it Santa (Leslie Nielsen)?


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