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The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.

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With their father away fighting in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, men friends start to become a part of the household. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The story that has Lived in our hearts For generations, Now comes to the screen For the holidays See more »

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Rated PG for two uses of mild language | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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£3,129,439 (UK) (19 May 1995)
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At the end of the credits, the film is dedicated to two persons, one of whom is Polly Klaas, the 12-year-old girl who was kidnapped from her Petaluma, California, home in 1993 and later found murdered. Winona Ryder, much of whose youth was spent in Petaluma, joined in the highly publicized search effort and made a number of emotional appeals for the child's safe return. See more »

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In the final scene, Prof. Bhaer's umbrella has a modern spring clasp. See more »

Quotes

Jo: Meg? John Brooke stole your glove.
Meg: Which glove? Not my white one.
Jo: Laurie says he keeps it in his pocket. Hannah, don't you think he ought to give it back?
Hannah: It isn't what I think that matters.
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This timeless classic pulls at the heart strings.
11 October 1998 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

A film so beautiful, lovely, and true that it will remain in your heart long after. All the parts played flawlessly, a location which is evocative of Alcott's beloved Concord, Massachusetts. Family life at its best. I highly recommend this film and the book written by Louisa May Alcott. They are timeless classics.


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