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Anne of Green Gables (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  17 February 1986 (USA)
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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her firey spirit and imagination.

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At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. Anne's a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla's pragmatic ways, and it's only on trial that Marilla agrees to keep Anne...if Anne can keep out of trouble, only Anne has a positive genius for it. As Anne falls into a series of scrapes (and off a roof), makes a bosom friend, searches (and finds) several kindred spirits, Matthew and Marilla discover that their lives have become a great deal richer, now that Anne is at Green Gables. Written by Kathy Li

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Katharine Hepburn was originally approached to play Marilla Cuthbert. She declined, but suggested her relative (great-niece), Schuyler Grant for the role of Anne. See more »

Goofs

Reflected in the window behind Anne at the train station. See more »

Quotes

Anne Shirley: Would you please call me Cordelia?
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Followed by Anne of Avonlea (1987) See more »

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This movie is my all time favourite. Still to this day I cry & get emotional during certain scenes & no matter how many times Ive seen this. Megan Follows, Jonathan Crombie, Colleen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth did a tremendous job. The story of a little orphan girl who finally is adopted by the right people is great. The scenary is breath taking, what a marvelous place to have been while making this movie. Any one who enjoys a good love/drama watch this. You will be surprised in how much you enjoy it. Dont forget the sequels they are just as great. Especially if you want to know what happens to Anne & Gilbert.....


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