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Courage Mountain (1990)

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In this version of "Heidi," a young Swiss girl is sent off to boarding school at the beginning of World War I.

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Joanna Clarke ...
Ursula
Nicola Stapleton ...
Ilsa
Jade Magri ...
Clarissa
Kathryn Ludlow ...
Gudrun
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Jane Hillary
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Signor Bonelli
Laura Betti ...
Signora Bonelli
Marc Estrada ...
Aldolfo
Ruben Raiano ...
Giovanni
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Italian Captain
Massimo Sarchielli ...
Governor
Flora Alberti ...
Brookings Maid
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In this version of "Heidi," a young Swiss girl is sent off to boarding school at the beginning of World War I.

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boarding school | school | girl | heidi | swiss | See more »

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Their climb to freedom will become the greatest adventure.


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16 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Courage Mountain: Heidi's New Adventure  »

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$1,393,610 (USA)
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The story idea was inspired by the book "Heidi Grows Up" by Johanna Spyri's translator Tritten, Charles in which Heidi is sent to a boarding school and is shunned for her mountain ways. See more »

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Peter: I'll contact the school. I'm certain I can get through from my post.
Grandfather: Then say I am coming. I'll bring Heidi back myself.
Peter: Grandfather, no. The country is at war, it's too dangerous.
Grandfather: All the more reason to go.
Peter: The Italian army has taken over the railroad. You would have to travel by foot.
Grandfather: Heidi cannot make the journey alone.
Peter: First, let me contact the school. I'm sure they've made arrangements for their children to travel safely home. And if not, I will go and get her.
Grandfather: I have old man's imagination...
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Worst of '90 (1991) See more »

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Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)
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Composed by Harry Dacre
Sung A Cappella by Nicola Stapleton
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Gorgeous mountain life story of a simpler time!!
21 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm 34 and I can't remember exactly when I first saw this movie, but I probably saw it right around when it came to video. I had never watched Heidi before, so really had no experience with the "Heidi" story. This movie could not have been a better introduction and I have never wanted to watch another Heidi version since. I love this movie and we have a family tradition of watching it every Christmas. I also pull it out of the vault and watch it at ANY time of the year because I love it so much.

This movie not only has beautiful shots and scenery in it, but shows that a young woman or any woman for that matter can be beautiful being her natural self. Heidi is gorgeous, naturally beautiful without artifice, and very self confident and sure of herself. She lives her life simply and doesn't know any other way, and even when she finds out that her lifestyle is considered "old fashioned", she doesn't let it get her down.

The story line in this movie is simple, yet tugs at the heart strings. There is adventure, the awkwardness of new experiences, the buddings of first love, new friends to be made, and challenges to be overcome, all the while amidst the back drop of snowy caped mountains and rustic villages.

If you are a fan of period romances, westerns, frontier type movies, or just a simple romantic at heart, then I would give this movie a try. You might be surprised that hidden underneath that unassuming title and DVD graphics is a true gem.

Ohh..did I mention, TOTALLY kid friendly and morally appropriate!!!


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