An updated version of the 1947 classic about a department-store Kris Kringle who brings joy to Christmas, by making Susan, a cynical little girl and her mother believe in Santa Claus. A warm and cozy film with just the right amount of nineties edge. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET stars Mara Wilson (the unbelievably adorable daughter of MRS. DOUBTFIRE) as Susan.
Valentine Davies - American Screenwriter
Les Mayfield - Producer/Director
Mara Wilson - Child Actress
Bruce Broughton - American Composer
Elizabeth Perkins - American actress, WEEDS, FINDING NEMO
Dylan McDermott - American actor, THE PRACTICE
John Hughes - American Director/Writer/Producer
Edmond Dantes - American Director/Writer/Producer
Raja Gosnell - Editor/Director
Richard Attenborough - Oscar-winning director/producer/actor
Sir Richard Attenborough - Oscar-winning director/producer/actor
James Remar - American character actor
George Seaton - Director/Prod./Screenwriter
Robert Prosky - American Character Actor
J.T. Walsh - Prolific character actor
This remake of the popular, heartwarming Christmas classic captures all the joy of the original version. A little girl, who has been raised not to believe in fantasy, fairy tales, and Santa Claus, meets a department-store Santa who claims he's the real Kris Kringle. Her mother insists that it can't be true--that Kris is only a nice old man who isn't all too sane. But soon things start happening that may make both of them change their minds... and have faith in magic once again.
Shot in Dolby Spectral Recording. Released theatrically in the USA November 18, 1994. To fully capture the festive atmosphere of Thanksgiving Day in New York, the filmmakers closed down nine blocks of Central Park West for five days in order to stage the Cole's Department Store holiday parade that opens the movie, the largest closure ever of this area of Manhattan for a movie shoot. Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...Loving and gentle and lit like a 1940s musical..." -- Rating: B - 12/16/1994 Entertainment Weekly, p.51
"...This modern update is a sweet, gentle, good-hearted film that stays true to the spirit of the original..." - 11/18/1994 Chicago Sun-Times, p.30