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
|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 stars 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.
In New York City, siblings Ethan (Ethan Randall) and Hallie O'Fallon (Thora Birch) launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want for Christmas with their parents, Catherine (Harley Jane Kozak) and Michael (Jamey Sheridan), and grandmother, Lillian (Lauren Bacall). When Hallie meets Santa Claus (Leslie Nielsen), she asks for an unusual gift-her parents back together again.
As the children embark on their adventure and while planning ahead, Tony Boer takes interest with Catherine. Ethan gets pre-occupied with not only his parents' romantic dilemma, but also his own-one brought about by his new friendship with Stephanie. An elaborate scheme involves with mice, telephone calls and an ice-cream truck, as Ethan and Hallie try to achieve their goal for helping Stephanie, and sees Tony with the primary obstacle. They succeed with a little Christmas magic from Santa Claus. Catherine decides to reject Tony and remarry Michael, completing Hallie's wish, and Stephanie and Ethan talk one more time as she gives him a kiss and they 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
- Amy Oberer as Stephanie
The film was released on DVD on October 5, 2004.