‘Christmas Story’ Movie Statue Unveiled In Hammond, Indiana (Video)
Who remembers Ralphie and his friend Flick from the movie “A Christmas Story”?
Well, in that iconic holiday film, Flick is the kid who got his tongue frozen to a flag pole in that unforgettable ‘I triple dog dare you’ scene. Now, Flick has come home to Hammond, Indiana, the home of ‘A Christmas Story’ author and movie narrator, Jean Shepherd.
Yesterday, the city of Hammond unveiled a bronze statue of Flick, tongue frozen to flagpole, to commemorate that unforgettable scene and to honor its native son, Shepherd, who passed away in 1999.
Actor Scott Schwartz, who played Flick in that 1983 classic, was on hand for the ceremony, saying, ‘I’m pretty much speechless at this point. That’s pretty awesome. That’s amazing. It’s breathtaking,’
The statue cost $40,000 and was created by sculptors Julie Rottblatt and Omri Amrany. It is on display at Hammond’s Indiana Welcome Center.