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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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Dalin Christiansen ...
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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 ...
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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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23 April 1993 (USA)  »

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Many of the Paur family is in this movie. Joseph Paur is Ribaldi/Rigoletto, his son Mason is Nicky, his daughter Stephaine is Elaina, and Leo Paur is the writer and director. 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 »

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Ribaldi/Rigoletto: There is nothing more mean and ugly in this world than to have a loving gift, a beautiful spirit, and a desire to give and share these things when there is no one to share them with.
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References Frankenstein (1910) See more »

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THE CURSE
Lyrics by Michael McLean
Music by Kurt Bestor & Sam Cardon
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Excellent Movie
1 March 2002 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

Great music! Jospeh Paur gives an excellent performance as Ribaldi/Rigoletto. I would like to see more movies that he has played in. This movie ranks as one of my all time favorites. "Rigoletto" is rich in underlying themes that teach the value of looking past differences in other people and showing that the real beauty in people is found by looking in their hearts.


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