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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.

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Father
Michael Schneider ...
Kuppel
Carmela Marner ...
Ruth Harlap ...
Joseph Bee ...
Jack Messinger ...
Frederick
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1st Maid
Firat Kanter ...
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Bailiff (as Yacov Ben Sira)
Rafi Goldvasser ...
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Eduardo Hobshar ...
Acrobat / Juggler
Nitzan Zytzer ...
Acrobat / Juggler
Eran Lavy ...
Acrobat / Juggler
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Storyline

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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Cannon Movie Tales: Beauty and the Beast  »

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Quotes

Isabella: Oh Beauty, what would we ever do without you?
Beauty: The question is what would I do without you? Without you, I'd have all this lovely time just to devote to myself. Someday... someday.
Oliver: If you had time for your self, Beauty, you wouldn't know what to do with it.
Beauty: [Insulted] I wouldn't?
Oliver: No, you're much too unselfish to enjoy it.
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Soundtracks

Wish For The Moon
Performed by Rebecca De Mornay and John Savage
Music and Lyrics by Lori McKelvey
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A wonderful live action rendition of a classic Fairy Tale.
5 August 2002 | by (Imperial, CA) – See all my reviews

I adored this movie the first time I saw it when I was 16. I love fairy tales and especially like movies that try to stick to the original story. These stories have been around for hundreds of years before Disney and there are different versions of each in different countries. The sets and costuming of this version are beautiful. (All though some obviously date the film to the late eighties) Rebecca De Mornay is fantastic as the gracious loving creature that can love even a beast. The way that this is filmed it almost feels as though you are the proverbial fly on the wall, or the statue with eyes. I think it is a wonderful way to get kids interested in something besides cartoons.


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