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Movie Info

In this sequel to "A Christmas Story," Ralphie Parker (Kieran Culkin) struggles to find the perfect spinning top with which to defeat his old rival, Scut Farkus (Chris Owen). Meanwhile, Mrs. Parker (Mary Steenburgen) butts heads with the owner of a new movie theater over a series of questionable giveaways. And, as the Old Man (Charles Grodin) spends the summer teaching Ralphie to fish, the rivalry rages on between the Parkers and their boisterous neighbors, the Bumpus family.

Cast & Crew

Kieran Culkin
Ralph 'Ralphie' Parker
Al Mancini
Zudoc, The Old Man's fishing buddy
Troy Evans
The Old Man's fishing buddy
Roy Brocksmith
Mr. Winchell the Assessor
Glenn Shadix
Leopold Doppler, Manager of Orpheum Theater
Dick O'Neill
Pulaski, Shopkeeper
Wayne Grace
Emil Bumpus
Chris Owen
Scut Farcus
Bob Clark
Director
Jean Shepherd
Screenwriter
Leigh Brown
Screenwriter
Bob Clark
Screenwriter
Jean Shepherd
Executive Producer
Paul Zaza
Original Music
Stephen M. Katz
Cinematographer
Stan Cole
Film Editor
Harry Pottle
Production Design
Sara Andrews
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Critic Reviews for It Runs in the Family

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Audience Reviews for It Runs in the Family

  • Apr 21, 2010
    Not as good as A Christmas Story but comes close
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 17, 2010
    Somehow this movie almost entirely revolves around the phenomena known as "tops". It's very similar to A Christmas Story without the christmas element. There's another obsession, almost sexual, with an inanimate object that is so overdone that it gets annoying really fast. The child acting is obviously better, almost entirely Culkins. Charles Grodin also did well with what he had. All in all, it's better than A Christmas Story, but not by much.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2009
    THIS is what they consider to be the sequel to one of the absolute best Christmas movies of all time: "A Christmas Story". The worst possible 'sequel' they could've possibly made.
    Jason O Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2007
    Well, it's no CHRISTMAS STORY, but if you don't make that impossible comparison, it's not a bad movie on its own. And Grodin does a pretty impressive McGavin, by the way.
    Steve B Super Reviewer

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