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Bridge to Terabithia (1985)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Family, Fantasy  |  4 February 1985 (USA)
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Jess Aarons and new girl Leslie Burke create a world of their own and call it Terabithia and pretend to be the king and queen. They return to their magical kingdom every day after school.

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Julian Coutts ...
Julie Beaulieu ...
Gloria Carlin ...
Tom Heaton ...
Peter Dvorsky ...
Darlene Bradley ...
Sharon Alexander ...
Brenda Aarons (as Sharon Holownia)
Jennifer Matichuk ...
Tyler Popp ...
Bridget Ryan ...
Asaph Fipke ...
Earle Watson
Paul McGaffey ...
Cathy Wenschlag ...
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Jess Aarons and new girl Leslie Burke create a world of their own and call it Terabithia and pretend to be the king and queen. They return to their magical kingdom every day after school. Written by Adam Carpenter <encenoman@hotmail.com>

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David Paterson, who was the real-life inspiration for the character of Jess Aarons, the son of Katherine Paterson (author of the original book), and producer and screenwriter for the remake Bridge to Terabithia (2007), referred to this version as being "like the crazy cousin that nobody talks about" and went on to say that "no one on our side was either involved with it or happy with the final product". See more »

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[first lines]
Jesse Oliver Aarons, Jr.: On your mark. Get set. Go!
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less that superb acting
29 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The acting is generally pretty weak. The dialog was also apparently dubbed in after the filming, so it just doesn't come across well. What do you want for a TV movie?

Annette O'toole was OK; there were a few strong lines from the parent of the queen.

Otherwise, these kids weren't quite up to it. Didn't impress my kids either.

On the upside, it is only an hour long. Considering that, it got through plot and character development in a creditable fashion. The settings and cinematography are OK too.

Some other viewers may like it for sentimental reasons.


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