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Beauty and the Beast (1987)

To save her father, a girl who always puts others before herself promises to live her life in a lavish castle with a strange beast.



(screenplay), (fairy tale) (as Madame de Villeneuve)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beast / Prince
Michael Schneider ...
Carmela Marner ...
Ruth Harlap ...
Joseph Bee ...
Jack Messinger ...
Tzipi Mor ...
1st Maid
Firat Kanter ...
2nd Maid (as Fira Kanter)
Bailiff (as Yacov Ben Sira)
Rafi Goldvasser ...
Acrobat / Juggler
Eduardo Hobshar ...
Acrobat / Juggler
Nitzan Zytzer ...
Acrobat / Juggler
Eran Lavy ...
Acrobat / Juggler


Beauty is the backbone of her family. Without her nothing is ever done and no one is ever on time. But when her father angers a beast living in an enchanted castle, Beauty takes his punishment. She leaves her family and lives in the castle where, for the first time in her life, she starts to think about what she really wants. With her host only appearing at supper time, Beauty finds her own ways to amuse herself, but at night she dreams of a lost prince who constantly asks for her help. Through her choices Beauty learns what is important and what wishing can accomplish. Written by Max Vaughn

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April 1987 (USA)  »

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Cannon Movie Tales: Beauty and the Beast  »

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Beast/Prince: Try to find me and know me... no matter how I may be hidden from you.
Beauty: Hidden?
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Version of Beauty and the Beast (1913) See more »


Wish For The Moon
Performed by Rebecca De Mornay and John Savage
Music and Lyrics by Lori McKelvey
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My favorite!
6 January 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I have always loved Farie Tales, and this is my all time favorite, and I have them all. "The Frog Prince" with Aileen Quinn and Helen Hunt. "Puss N' Boots" with Christopher Walken. "Hansel and Gretel", "Rumplestiltskin", "Snow White", "Sleeping Beauty", "Pinnochio". A couple of those are done by Farie Tale Theatre, but I love the Cannon tales more than anything on earth. With Rebecca de Mornay singing, I never would have imagined she could btw, it's astounding. The cinametogrophy is great, and the script is wonderful. I'm 19, and even my father willingly watches this with me. He says, and I agree, that it just seems so real... and he's not that kind of guy at all!!! John Savage is the most terrific beast I could imagine... other than in the French movie "Beaute et Le Bete" or whatever it's called *lol*. It's an even better version than the Disney Cartoon, which is also one of my favorites. I hope that whoever sees this film on sale buys it (and sends it to me, I need a not worn out one!!!) and cherishes it forever!

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