All I Want for Christmas (film)
|All I Want for Christmas|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Robert Lieberman|
|Produced by||Marykay Powell
|Written by||Thom Eberhardt
Harley Jane Kozak
|Music by||Bruce Broughton|
|Edited by||Peter E. Berger
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Lieberman and starring Harley Jane Kozak, Lauren Bacall, Thora Birch, Ethan Randall, and Leslie Nielsen. The score was composed by Bruce Broughton including a theme setting song by Stephen Bishop.
The film 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. When Hallie goes to visit Santa Claus, she asks for an unusual gift-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. Their primary obstacle is Tony. They finally succeed with a little Christmas magic from Santa Claus. In the end, Catherine decides to reject Tony and remarry Michael, completing Hallie's wish & Stephanie and Ethan talk one more time as she gives him a kiss and they then began a relationship and everyone lived happily ever after.
- Harley Jane Kozak as Catherine O'Fallon
- Jamey Sheridan as Michael O'Fallon
- Ethan Randall as Ethan O'Fallon
- Thora Birch as Hallie O'Fallon
- Lauren Bacall as Lillian Brooks
- Elizabeth Cherney as Paige
- Kevin Nealon as Tony Boer
- Leslie Nielsen as Santa
- Andrea Martin as Olivia
- Renée Taylor as Sylvia
- Felicity LaFortune as Susan
- Camille Saviola as Sonya
- Josh Keaton as Brad
- Michael Alaimo as Frankie
The film was released on DVD on October 5, 2004.
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