'A Christmas Story' is a movie based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author Jean Shepherd. Directed by Bob Clark, the movie came out in the year 1983 and stars Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley and Ian Petrella. Read on to know the summary/script and review of 'A Christmas Story'.
The story of the 'A Christmas Story' revolves around the life of Ralphie
Parker (Peter Billingsley), a 9-year-old kid who lives in the northern
Indiana town of Hohman. It's Christmas time and all he wants as his gift
is a Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model BB rifle, with a
compass in the stock. He asks his mother (Melinda Dillon) for the gun,
but she says, "No, you'll shoot your eye out". In his school,
his teacher, Mrs. Shields, asks all the students to write a small essay
on the gift they want for Christmas. Sensing this as an opportunity to
voice his wishes, Ralphie express his desire to have a Red Ryder BB gun.
Mrs. Shields gives him a C+ and writes the words, "You'll shoot
your eye out", on his paper.
Ralphie then thinks of asking Santa Claus for a Red Ryder BB gun, as
Christmas present. However, the Santa of a departmental store also
responds by saying, "You'll shoot your eye out, kid". Now,
Ralphie has had enough of it and is frustrated. On his way back from the
school, Scut Farkus and Grover Dill, attack him. Ralphie knocks Grover
Dill to the ground, beats Scut and thumps his head on the snow-covered
ground. Now, he loses even the slightest hope of getting a Red Ryder BB
gun for Christmas. However, Ralphie's dad (Darren McGavin) surprises him
by giving him his BB gun for Christmas. Ralphie runs outside to try his
gun. However, the BB gun ricochets off his glasses, 'shooting his eye
The movie 'A Christmas Story' was released in the year 1983. Read on to explore the summary/script & review of 'A Christmas Story'.