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Anne of Avonlea (1987)
"Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family | Romance  -  19 May 1987 (USA)
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Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.

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Anne Shirley, now a schoolteacher, has begun writing stories and collecting rejection slips. She makes the acquaintance of a handsome, rich, bachelor, chases a cow, and wins (to her chagrin) a baking soda company's writing contest. She acts as Diana's maid of honor, and refuses Gilbert Blythe's marriage proposal; which sends her to teach Kingsport Ladies' College, an exclusive girls school, where she meets opposition from one of the teachers, Miss Brooke, and the Pringle clan (one of whom is the rich, handsome bachelor). But while Anne enjoys the battle, and the friends she makes, she returns to Avonlea. Written by Kathy Li

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While shooting the scene where Anne says goodbye to Marilla and Rachel before she leaves for Kingsport, Colleen Dewhurst was wearing jeans under her dress because she had to catch a plane in an hour. See more »

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When Jane Andrews introduces Anne to her fiancé Harry Inglis, and Ruby Gillis irritates her with a comment on her big shiny ring, Jane turns to Harry and says, "Let's go, Harry." However, if you look closely at her lips, she is clearly mouthing out, "Come along, Harry." See more »

Quotes

Anne Shirley: Why do people have to grow up and marry, change?
Gilbert Blythe: Oh, you'd change. If someone ever admitted that they were head over heels for you, you'd be swept off your feet in a moment.
Anne Shirley: I would not, and I defy anyone who would try and make me change.
Gilbert Blythe: Oh, you do?
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Followed by Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000) See more »

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Just as good as the first movie!
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This movie is superb: funny, romantic, adventurous and beautiful! It doesn't hold true to the books as much as the first movie (not very much, in fact), but it is still very enjoyable and delightful to watch!

Anne of Avonlea has a very touching ending as well.


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