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Rigoletto (1993)

Video  |   |  Family, Drama, Musical  |  23 April 1993 (USA)
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Things are not going well in the depression-era town of Castle Gate. Mr. Ribaldi, a mysterious rich man with a disfigured face and an abrasive personality, has just bought and moved into a ... See full summary »

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Dallin Avery
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Papanickolas
Cynthia Jump ...
Margie Nelson
Josh Goodwin ...
Tommy
Natalie Hill ...
Singer #1
Alyson Breinholt ...
Georgie Baker
John Huntington ...
Hans
Ryan Healey ...
Porter Baker
David Jaster ...
Policeman
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Singer #2
Tom Nibley ...
Gordon Baker
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Bonnie Nelson
Mitch Lunak ...
Rufus
Ruth Margaret Nickerson ...
Emelda Avery
Bennie Moore ...
Nick (as Ben Moore)
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Things are not going well in the depression-era town of Castle Gate. Mr. Ribaldi, a mysterious rich man with a disfigured face and an abrasive personality, has just bought and moved into a long-vacant mansion. Bonnie, an adolescent girl who loves to sing, ends up working for Ribaldi so that her family can stay in their house. But Ribaldi is quite an accomplished musician himself, and he is soon giving Bonnie voice lessons. Meanwhile, local businesses are being shut down by foreclosures, and the townspeople suspect Ribaldi is responsible. Written by Joe McCauley <mccauley_je@lfs.loral.com>

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This movie is a branch off of the story line of "Beauty and the Beast" Which is an adaptation of the original Riggoletto story, which was then re-written as an Opera in 3 acts by Composer Guiseppi Verdi. Written by Franceso Maria Piave based on the play "Le Roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. See more »

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When Papanikolas is hurrying towards the store, he shoves a woman out of the way, and we hear her say "Hey! Pardon me," but her lips don't move. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: You dirty fat pigs!
Dallin Avery: [puts hand on Tommy's shoulder and grits teeth] Hi, Tommy.
Dallin Avery: I don't know what you boys were thinkin'. Them pigs are like people too. They just can't talk like you and me.
Tommy: Pigs are people too, huh, Pa? We just can't understand them?
Dallin Avery: Ye-... no!
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THE MELODY WITHIN
Lyrics by Michael McLean
Music by Kurt Bestor & Sam Cardon
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Magically sweet
24 January 2002 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

We purchased this movie several years ago and continue to enjoy it. Rigoletto's story line is a clever blend of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, but it's the MUSIC that keeps me replaying it. The acting is just fine, but the SINGING! "April Child" will forever make me weep... The story is solid and uplifting. An absolutely wonderful family movie.


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