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Red Riding Hood (1988)

Unrated | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 1988 (USA)
The faithful little girl must brave the forest and the big, bad wolf to bring her grandmother a basket of goodies in this musical version of the classic fairytale.

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Amelia Shankley ...
Linet
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Lady Jean
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Godfrey / Percival
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Dagger
Helen Glazary ...
Nanny Bess
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Badger Kate
Amnon Meskin ...
Peter
Julian Chagrin ...
Allen Owen (as Julian Joy-Chagrin)
Haim Zehavy ...
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Stuart Kingston ...
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Danny Segev ...
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Igor Borisov ...
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Barbara Allen ...
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The high spirited daughter of the village lord and her mother have been living in the forest for seven years near her wise grandmother. They wait for her father to come home, meanwhile, her literally heartless uncle rules. He sells his soul for the aid of an enchanted wolf who turns himself human in order to spy. As the tyranical lord begins to see his niece as a threat, he sends the wolf to deal with her. Written by Max Vaughn

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For television broadcasts on the Disney Channel, the second-to-last line of "Never Talk to Strangers" ("But if you never talk to strangers, you might never get to meet") was dubbed over to repeat the line "You should never talk to strangers". See more »

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Dagger: It's a crazy world, m'dear.
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Version of Little Red Riding Hood (1922) See more »

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Man Without a Heart
Performed by Craig T. Nelson
Music by Stephen Lawrence
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Barclay Productions
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"A friendly-looking stranger is no danger."
19 December 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The Cannon Movie Tales version of Red Riding Hood, starring Isabella Rossellini and Craig T. Nelson, among other lesser-known names. This is just the second of the Cannon Movie Tales that I've seen after the fun Hansel and Gretel. This one isn't as good as that one but it is watchable, particularly for "so bad it's good" reasons. It's a nice-looking film despite its obvious budgetary limitations. The location shooting helps. I'm not sure where it was shot but, given Golan/Globus produced it, I'll assume it was filmed in Israel. Amelia Shankley is fine as Linet (never called Red Riding Hood). Isabella Rossellini is beautiful and graceful and brings class to things. Craig T. Nelson is embarrassingly bad here, playing dual roles. He's beyond corny as the hero and over-the-top hammy as the villain. I defy you not to laugh at his ridiculousness. Rocco Sisto plays the (were)wolf and does his fair share of scenery-chewing, as well. The songs are all pretty bad but worth a chuckle or two. Those synthesizers! As with Hansel and Gretel (and I imagine all of the movies in this series), Cannon has had to pad out a relatively thin fairy tale story to make it into a feature film. So here they have added elements from other stories, such as the part of Robin Hood where the evil king rules cruelly while his good brother, the rightful king, is off at war. Overall, it's a not a good movie but there is some fun to be had with it. Just don't expect much and enjoy the weirdness and unintentional hilarity of it all.


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