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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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Cast overview:
Amelia Shankley ...
Lady Jean
Godfrey / Percival
Helen Glazary ...
Nanny Bess
Badger Kate
Amnon Meskin ...
Julian Chagrin ...
Allen Owen (as Julian Joy-Chagrin)
Haim Zehavy ...
1st guard
Stuart Kingston ...
Danny Segev ...
Aryeh Moskona ...
Villager (as Arie Moscuna)
Igor Borisov ...
Barbara Allen ...
Lady in Castle


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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Also Known As:

Cannon Movie Tales: Red Riding Hood  »

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Lady Jean: No night / you don't frighten me / you're dark and gray / but you won't be here in the morning / for one whole day / Cry wind / try to frighten me / cry good and strong / but you won't be here in the morning / so I won't cry alone / Moon blowing a ghostly shade / smile away / soon you'll fade / I look up at a moonlit star / wondering where you are / Sleep child / Sleep now quietly / Be calm and still / the mist may rise / the hawk may cry / as shadows haunt my lullaby / But they won't be here ...
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You Won't Be Here in the Morning
Performed by Craig T. Nelson
Music by Stephen Lawrence
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Barclay Productions
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Truly the best retelling of the classic tale ever put on film
25 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was a child, and it is still among the favourites in my video collection. I am shocked more people have not heard of it. This film is a fresh retelling of a story that has been told for generations, only this time it is told with genuine originality. The characters have motive and depth, especially Lynette (otherwise known as Red Riding Hood) a rebellious young girl who, just like her mother once did, shows no fear...even in the face of a cunning werewolf. The music in this version is enchanting, and will ring in your head for hours afterwards; it is a shame that they never released the soundtrack.

This is most definitely a welcome addition to any collection, children's or otherwise.

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