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Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)
"Mio min Mio" (original title)

 -  Adventure | Drama | Family  -  May 1988 (USA)
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A fantasy about the lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the king. In that country he sets out on a quest, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Pickard ...
Mio / Bosse (as Nicholas Pickard)
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The King
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The Weaver Woman
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Kato
Sverre Anker Ousdal ...
The Swordmaker
Igor Yasulovich ...
Eno / Carpetbeater (as Igor Isulovitch)
Gunilla Nyroos ...
Aunt Edna
Linn Stokke ...
Mrs. Lundin
Stig Engström ...
Benke's Father
Geoffrey Staines ...
The Spirit
Lyubov Germanova ...
Jum-Jum's Mother (as Lubov Germanova)
Andrei Petrov ...
Andrey Sergeev ...
Denis Bodrov ...
Lollo
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A fantasy about the lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the king. In that country he sets out on a quest, together with his new friend, to destroy the evil Knight Kato. Written by <ca@mn.medstroms.se>

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They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. In a place called...The Land of Faraway.


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Mio in the Land of Faraway  »

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Budget:

SEK 55,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 17,799,205 (Sweden)
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The Chernobyl disaster of the power plant occurred at the same time they were filming. The crew completely evacuated the area, however came back to shoot the month after. They had numerous Geiger Counters set throughout the shoot to monitor radiation levels. See more »

Quotes

Mio: I am going alone.
Jum-Jum: No, you're not. The son of a king riding into the woods on a white horse with an only friend. That's already been decided for thousands of years. That cannot be changed.
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Soundtracks

Mio My Mio
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Sung by Gemini
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Magical movie, great for children
26 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. We were lucky enough to find it years ago as a rental. This is a wonderful story about a little boy who is bullied by his peers and hated by his aunt. He is magically transported by a large head emanating from a bottle, no less, to a "land of faraway" where he discovers that he is a prince. He gets hold of a magic cape that makes him invisible along with other magical items like magical bread. He, and another child fight the dreaded evil lord who is turning the children into birds that must forever circle the castle. This is a wonderful movie that is completely overlooked. My kids loved it and so did I. (We couldn't stop laughing during the giant head part!) There are so many magical moments in this story. Don't miss it!


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