All I Want for Christmas (film)
|All I Want for Christmas|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Robert Lieberman|
|Produced by||Robert P. Cohen|
|Written by||Thom Eberhardt
Harley Jane Kozak
|Music by||Bruce Broughton|
|Editing by||Peter E. Berger
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release dates||8 November 1991|
|Running time||92 minutes|
All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 American romantic comedy film that stars Lauren Bacall, Thora Birch and Ethan Randall. It was directed by Robert Lieberman, with music by Bruce Broughton including a theme setting song by Stephen Bishop. The movie is rated G in the USA.
"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.
The children's divorced mother Catherine is about to marry Tony. When Hallie goes to visit Santa Claus, she asks for an unusual gift-she wants her parents back together again.
As Ethan and Hallie embark on their adventure, almost nothing goes exactly as they planned. Complicating things is a smarmy businessman named Tony 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 little Christmas magic from Santa Claus.
- Harley Jane Kozak ... Catherine O'Fallon
- Jamey Sheridan ... Michael O'Fallon
- Ethan Randall ... Ethan O'Fallon
- Thora Birch ... Hallie O'Fallon
- Elizabeth Cherney ... Paige
- Kevin Nealon ... Tony Boer
- Leslie Nielsen ... Santa
- Andrea Martin ... Olivia
- Lauren Bacall ... Lillian Brooks
- Amy Oberer ... Stephanie
- Renée Taylor ... Sylvia
- Felicity LaFortune ... Susan
- Camille Saviola ... Sonya
- Josh Keaton ... Brad
- Michael Alaimo ... Frankie
The film was released on DVD on October 5, 2004.
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