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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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Storyline

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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May 1988 (USA)  »

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Mio in the Land of Faraway  »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK 55,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 17,799,205 (Sweden)
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Based on a book by Astrid Lindgren, author of "Pippi Longstocking". Lindgren wrote the book after she saw a lonely boy sitting on a park bench in Stockholm. She wondered what he was doing there, who he was and where he would end up. That gave birth to the story of Prince Mio. The bench which the boy sat on can still be found in Stockholm today, marked with a sign saying that "Mio sat here". See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
The King: Mio... My Mio...
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Soundtracks

Mio My Mio
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Sung by Gemini
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I have waited more than 10 years to see this movie again...
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I have no idea why previous comment said that this movie is bad, bad, bad... I believe it has a lot better plot then lots of late American kids movies. I absolutely love this movie. I have seen it when I was just a teenager and now I have found it again. I used to relate myself to it and imagine that the Spirit will someday come for me too... What an imaginative kid I was!!! Nowadays I have two kids myself and am sure they will enjoy watching it too.

I couldn't believe that it was so expensive to purchase since it is out of print for 5 years, but my husband had spoiled me this Christmas, after hearing my nostalgic story. :)


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