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Rigoletto (1993)

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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Cynthia Jump ...
Margie Nelson
Josh Goodwin ...
Natalie Hill ...
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Alyson Breinholt ...
John Huntington ...
Ryan Healey ...
David Jaster ...
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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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A musical fantasy ringing of truth and filled with mystery and love See more »

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23 April 1993 (USA)  »

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Mr. Ribalidi's crest, a calligraphic R with a crown over it, can be seen many places: on Bonnie's music folder, the magic mirror, Ribaldi's porch bench where he and Porter talk, his record book (where he keeps track of who he gives checks to), and Ribaldi's iron fences. See more »

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During the scene discussing the difference between the hogs and bankers, the boom mic is clearly visible on the upper right hand side of the screen. See more »

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Gordon: [Porter arrives and goes up to Gordon] Hey, son.
[he notices that Porter is worried]
Gordon: What's wrong?
Porter: Georgie hasn't come home from school yet.
Gordon: Well, where is she?
Porter: I don't know. I've been searching all over. Mom's out looking right now.
Gordon: Come on.
Papanickolas: [stops Gordon at the door] Gordon, your little, Georgie, she's a-missin'?
Gordon: Yeah
[walks off]
[...]
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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 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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