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Red Riding Hood (1989)

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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
Haim Zehavy ...
1st guard
Stuart Kingston ...
Danny Segev ...
Aryeh Moskona ...
Villager (as Arie Moscuna)
Igor Borisov ...


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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15 March 1989 (USA)  »

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The US theatrical release was cancelled when Rumpelstiltskin (1987) flopped at the box-office. See more »


Linet: The funny thing is, it was Dagger who told me not to talk to strangers.
Lady Jean: Well, next time, maybe you'll listen to him.
Linet: Well, I shall still think it's a sad way of looking at things.
Nanny Bess: Oh, Linet, you'll never change!
Percival: Well, as long as you know the difference between being fool-hearted and being brave.
Linet: One is facing trouble and the other is looking for it.
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Performed by Isabella Rossellini
Music by Stephen Lawrence
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Barclay Productions
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The Original fairy tale stretched out
24 April 2011 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I tend to like the Cannon Movie Tales. This is not the best one but certainly not the worst. It is the retelling of the famous fairy tale Red Riding Hood but the story is stretched out. Red Riding Hood is named Linet but doesn't wear her red hood in most of the scenes. There is an explanation of why she should wear it though. I'm glad that they took a young girl for her role of 10-11 who still likes to believe in fairies and not a girl hitting puberty worrying about sexuality etc as they tend to do in the more adult versions. This is how I wanted the story to be displayed, the kids version of the fairy tale like I have read it. Of course it is elaborated or it would be over very quickly. There is given much more background info about Red's mother, grandmother and the wolf who is a man named Dagger. Dagger works for the evil uncle of Red who exploits his minions. And yes Red does have a father! The songs in here are maybe not the best, kind of cheesy, but it is a movie for kids. In general I'm pleased with the result and I think multiple viewings will make me appreciate it even more.

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