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November 26th, 2012
12:06 PM ET

'A Christmas Story' actor Billingsley helps bring classic movie to life on stage in new musical

It's not Christmas without marathon viewings of the 1983 holiday cult film favorite, "A Christmas Story" set in Indiana in the '40s. It tells the story of 9-year-old Ralphie and his obsessive wish to get a Red Rider Carbine action air rifle for Christmas with a compass. Only trouble is his parents won't let him because like Santa says, "it will shoot your eye out."

The child actor who portrayed Ralphie in the film, Peter Billingsley, is now all grown up, acting as a producer for the new Broadway stage adaptation of the movie. Billingsley talks to John Berman on "Starting Point" to talk about his memories shooting the movie, the movie's endurance as a sentimental favorite and how he hopes to translate the story to a new audience on stage.


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