A Christmas Story1983

Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz
Genre: Comedy, Family
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 94 minutes

A Christmas Story is a 1983 film, set in the 1940s, about a boy who has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

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Mr. Parker:
[admiring the mess of gift wrap] Oh my gosh would you look at that mess. Who is going to clean the papers up?

Ralphie:
Not me.

Mr. Parker:
Oh really? Randy did it last year.

Ralphie:
Well he can do it again.

Mr. Parker:
You know this wine ain't bad. You want a sip?

Ralphie:
Yeah.

Mrs. Parker:
No you don't. Did you have a nice Christmas?

Ralphie:
Yeah pretty nice.

Mr. Parker:
Yeah? Did you get everything you wanted?

Ralphie:
[thinking about not getting the BB gun] Well almost.

Mr. Parker:
ALMOST huh? Well that's life. Well there is always next Christmas.

Ralphie:
Yep.

Mr. Parker:
[feigns a surprise look] Hey. That's funny. What's that over there behind the desk?

Ralphie:
Where?

Mr. Parker:
Uh...behind the desk against the wall over there. Go check it out.

Ralphie:
[Ralphie goes to the desk and pulls out a large present]

Mrs. Parker:
What did we put over there honey?

Mr. Parker:
[stammers] Uh..Uh...Uh Santa Claus probably put it there.

Ralphie:
[opens gift to see a Red Ryder BB gun] WOW!

Mrs. Parker:
Uh...[not pleased at the sight of the BB gun]

Mr. Parker:
[laughs] Do you know how to load it?

Ralphie:
Yeah. [loads gun]

Mr. Parker:
C-Careful. They run all over.

Narrator:
Oh it was beautiful. I could hardly wait to try it out.

Ralphie:
[delighted] Can I...Can I try it out Ma? Can I?

Mr. Parker:
Sure.

Mrs. Parker:
[reluctantly] Okay. But outside. OH...I still say those things are dangerous. [Ralphie leaves] Wait! Put on your galoshes and your coat. It's cold out! [looks at Mr. Parker, not pleased]

Mr. Parker:
But...I had one when I was eight years old.

Mrs. Parker:
What if he hurts himself? Ralphie your coat! Don't shoot any animals or birds.

Mr. Parker:
Except the Bumpses Dogs!

Mrs. Parker:
Oh hush, Be careful Ralphie!

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