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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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She's the only one who can break the spell. See more »

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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

Ribaldi/Rigoletto: [sees Georgie at the doorway] Hello, Georgie.
Georgie: [quietly] Hello.
Ribaldi/Rigoletto: What can I do for you?
Georgie: [pause] Can you teach me to sing? Like you taught Bonnie?
Ribaldi/Rigoletto: Do your parents know you're here?
[Georgie lowers her head but Ribaldi lifts her chin]
Ribaldi/Rigoletto: Some day I will teach you to sing, Georgie, but it is not this day.
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References Frankenstein (1910) See more »

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THE MELODY WITHIN
Lyrics by Michael McLean
Music by Kurt Bestor & Sam Cardon
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Excellent family movie
11 March 2001 | by (Kentucky, USA) – See all my reviews

Few films warm my heart but this one melted it away. Its a brilliant adaptation. This is a must see film for the entire family. Few films these days offer true family values, this one gives the family a perspective, alone with excellent drama and a conclusion that reaches deep into your heart.


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