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A Christmas Story director killed in car crash

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 4th 2007 6:22PM

Bob ClarkA Christmas Story is right up there with A Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer as a TV staple every holiday season. TNT even devotes an entire day to showing the movie over and over again.

Bob Clark, the director of the movie, was killed earlier this morning in a car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Also killed in the crash was his 22 year-old son. Their car was hit head-on by a man that police have arrested for drunk driving.

Besides A Christmas Story, Clark also directed the first two movies in the Porky's series (the first of which Howard Stern wants to remake), and also directed the original Black Christmas (which was remade last year), Turk 182, Baby Geniuses, Rhinstone, Tribute, Breaking Point, and Murder By Decree. On TV he directed an episode of Amazing Stories and wrote episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard.

Clark was 65.

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Jonny Rice

You're both right. TNT used to air the marathons every year, until TBS suddenly became "Very Funny" a couple of years back. Since then, it's been on TBS.

April 05 2007 at 1:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steve

No... it's TNT.

April 05 2007 at 8:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Andrew

Uhh...it's TBS, please look it up if you're not sure.

April 05 2007 at 1:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
C C

Tragic.

I love the story I read on how Bob Clark got the go-ahead to make "A Christmas Story". Clark, fresh off of making "Porky's", was chomping at the bit to bring Jean Shepard's tale to the big screen. The studio balked at first, but then agreed to greenlight it...if he also made "Porky's 2". Does anyone even remember "Porky's 2"?

April 04 2007 at 9:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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