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Writers (WGA):
Louisa May Alcott (novel)
Robin Swicord (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 December 1994 (USA) See more »
The story that has Lived in our hearts For generations, Now comes to the screen For the holidays See more »
The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Heartwarming and true to the book See more (130 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Winona Ryder ... Jo March

Gabriel Byrne ... Friedrich Bhaer

Trini Alvarado ... Meg March

Samantha Mathis ... Older Amy March

Kirsten Dunst ... Younger Amy March

Claire Danes ... Beth March

Christian Bale ... Laurie

Eric Stoltz ... John Brooke

John Neville ... Mr. Laurence

Mary Wickes ... Aunt March

Susan Sarandon ... Mrs. March
Florence Paterson ... Hannah
Robin Collins ... Carriage Boy

Corrie Clark ... Belle Gardiner
Rebecca Toolan ... Mrs. Gardiner
Curt Willington ... Red Haired Young Man
Billie Pleffer ... Naughty Girl
Louella Pleffer ... Naughty Girl
Janne Mortil ... Sally Moffat

Sarah Strange ... Sally's Friend
Ahnee Boyce ... Sally's Friend
Michele Goodger ... Hortense
Marco Roy ... Mr. Parker
A.J. Unger ... Ned Moffat
Janie Woods-Morris ... Boston Matron
Patricia Leith ... Boston Matron
Christine Lippa ... Mrs. Hummel
Kristina West ... Hummel Child
Nicole Babuick ... Hummel Child
Jenna Percy ... Hummel Child
Alan Robertson ... Dr. Bangs
Mar Andersons ... Fred Vaughan

Cameron Labine ... Averill
Matthew Walker ... Mr. March
Bethoe Shirkoff ... Art Teacher

Marilyn Norry ... Mrs. Kirk

Andrea Libman ... Kitty Kirk
Tegan Moss ... Minnie Kirk

Janet Craig ... Miss Norton

Beverley Elliott ... Irish Maid
James Leard ... Office Worker
Charles Baird ... Office Worker

Jay Brazeau ... Dashwood

Demetri Goritsas ... Bhaer's Student
Kate Robbins ... Opera Singer 'Leila'

David Adams ... Opera Singer 'Nadir'

Donal Logue ... Jacob Mayer
Scott Bellis ... John McCracken
John Shaw ... Charles Botts (as John C. Shaw)
Irene Miscisco ... French Maid
Peter Haworth ... Male Secretary
Natalie Friisdahl ... Daisy
Kristy Friisdahl ... Daisy
Bryan Finn ... Demi
Sean Finn ... Demi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eric Bruno Borgman ... Returning Civil War Soldier (uncredited)
Mark Marriott ... Butler (uncredited)
Daniel Olsen ... Wounded Soldier (uncredited)
Jerry Robbins ... Banker (uncredited)

Directed by
Gillian Armstrong 
Writing credits
Louisa May Alcott (novel)

Robin Swicord (screenplay)

Produced by
Warren Carr .... associate producer
Denise Di Novi .... producer (as Denise DiNovi)
Robin Swicord .... co-producer
Original Music by
Thomas Newman 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Simpson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nicholas Beauman 
Casting by
Carrie Frazier 
Shani Ginsberg 
Production Design by
Jan Roelfs 
Art Direction by
Richard Hudolin 
Set Decoration by
Jim Erickson 
Costume Design by
Colleen Atwood 
Makeup Department
Ma Kalaadevi Ananda .... makeup artist: Ms. Sarandon & Mr. Byrne (as Marilyn Carbone)
Donna Bis .... first assistant hair stylist
James D. Brown .... hair stylist
Naomi Donne .... makeup artist: Winona Ryder
Sherry Linder-Gygli .... first assistant hair stylist
Jan Newman .... makeup artist
Peter Owen .... wig designer and maker
Connie Parker .... first assistant makeup artist
Lisa Taylor Roberts .... first assistant makeup artist (as Lisa Roberts)
Fay von Schroeder .... makeup artist (as Faye von Schroeder)
Production Management
Warren Carr .... unit production manager
Rosemary Dority .... post-production supervisor
Chantal Feghali .... post-production supervisor
Joseph E. Foley .... production manager: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Brebner .... additional second assistant director
Dave 'Foots' Footman .... dgc trainee (as Dave Footman)
John-Paul Holecka .... third assistant director
Mark Lewis .... second unit director
Mark Turnbull .... first assistant director
Pete Whyte .... third assistant director
Kim H. Winther .... second assistant director (as Kim Winther)
Kate Eisemann .... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Gordon Bellamy .... sculptor/fabricator
Lubor Cencak .... scenic painter
James H. Chow .... property master (as Jimmy Chow)
Mel Christensen .... construction foreman
John Hamilton .... lead painter
R. St. John Harrison .... set designer (as Richard St. John Harrison)
Craig Henderson .... construction foreman
Barry Kootchin .... head scenic artist
Janis Lee .... scenic painter
Catherine Leighton .... assistant property master
Bridget McGuire .... assistant art director
Neil McLeod .... assistant property master
Michael J. Siver .... head greensman (as Mike Siver)
Thom Wells .... construction coordinator (as Thomas Wells)
Joshua A. Burwell .... greensman (uncredited)
Brian Davie .... set dresser (uncredited)
Marta McLaughlin .... prop buyer (uncredited)
Ken Rabehl .... illustrator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Eric Batut .... production sound mixer
Gethin Creagh .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Glyn-Jones .... boom operator (as Chris Glyn Jones)
David Grusovin .... sound assistant
Phil Heywood .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Jordan .... adr editor
Paula Lourie .... sound assistant
Simon Martin .... sound assistant
Gary O'Grady .... dialogue editor
Martin Oswin .... sound re-recording mixer
John Penders .... adr editor
John Simpson .... foley artist
Lee Smith .... sound designer
Peter Townend .... sound effects editor
Karin Whittington .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
David Allinson .... special effects technician
Tony Lazarowich .... special effects assistant
Lars Lenander .... best boy special effects
William H. Orr .... special effects (as William Orr)
Jak Osmond .... special effects assistant
Michael Walls .... special effects technician
David K'shin Gendron .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... opticals
Marny Eng .... stunt double: Winona Ryder (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John L. Brown .... dolly grip
Phillip V. Caruso .... key art photographer
Derek Grieves .... dolly grip (as Derek Grieve)
Tim Hogan .... key grip
Stephen Jackson .... gaffer
Burton 'Joe' Kuchera .... best boy electrics (as Burton Kuchera)
Joseph Lederer .... still photographer (as Joe Lederer)
Peter Levy .... director of photography: second unit
Tenzin Lhalungpa .... first assistant camera
Randal Platt .... camera operator
Lisa Robison .... second assistant camera
Ken Woznow .... second grip
Chris Cochrane .... generator operator (uncredited)
Herb DeWaal .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Kim Olsen .... grip (uncredited)
George Ramage .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Wale .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Casting Department
Stuart Aikins .... casting: Canada
Sandra Couldwell .... extras casting
Sandra Couldwell .... extras casting: Canada
William Haines .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Debbie Douglas .... costume set supervisor (as Deborah Douglas)
Jennifer Grossman .... costume supervisor
Nancy McArdle .... costume supervisor
Zoya Niechoda .... costumes
Nicola Ryall .... set costumer
Phyllis Thurber-Moffit .... costume textile artist
Robin Richesson .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Arthur Cambridge .... color timer
Martin Connor .... digital editing assistant
James Ilecic .... first assistant editor
Stein Myhrstad .... digital editing assistant
Karen Psaltis .... negative cutter
Noelleen Westcombe .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Bill Bernstein .... music editor
Sharal Churchill .... music consultant
Bruce Johnson .... music consultant
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer
Thomas Pasatieri .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Scott Irvine .... transportation coordinator
Ron James .... transportation captain
Robert Martini .... transportation coordinator: Boston
Other crew
Jan Alexander .... craft service
Michael Andreen .... executive: Di Novi Pictures
Kara Baker .... assistant: Ms. Armstrong (as Kara Dillard Baker)
Belinda Bennetts .... title designer
Mandy Butler .... assistant accountant
Mark A. Dixon .... location manager: Deerfield second unit
Dawn Dumas .... head animal trainer (as Dawn Martin-Wiener)
Paula Marie Duncan .... assistant accountant
Truddi Forrest .... choreographer (as Trudi Forrest)
Dave Gilbert .... extras
Tim Haughian .... assistant location manager
Don Knodel .... assistant location manager
Wendy Lewis .... production coordinator (as Wendy Patricia Lewis)
Paul Lougheed .... production assistant
Jane McKernan .... assistant accountant
Margaret Mitchell .... production accountant (as Margaret A. Mitchell)
Rino Pace .... location manager
Laila Palermo .... production assistant
Jamie Payton .... animal wrangler
Anne S. Reilly .... unit publicist
John Scott .... head animal wrangler (as John D. Scott)
Anne M. Simonet .... assistant: Ms. Di Novi (as Anne Simonet)
Erin Smith .... assistant production coordinator
Julie Tjaden .... assistant: Ms. Di Novi
Christine Wilson .... script supervisor
Matthew C. Young .... researcher
Dorothy Aufiero .... production coordinator: second unit (uncredited)
Harrison Cheung .... assistant: Christian Bale (uncredited)
Dana Dubé .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Joëlle François .... press attache: France (uncredited)
Lori Gillis .... production assistant (uncredited)
Anne Lara .... press attache: France (uncredited)
April D. Matthews .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Tim Monich .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Diane Puhalla .... assistant cutter/fitter (uncredited)
Dale Wibben .... custom made cutter (uncredited)
Polly Hannah Klaas .... film dedicated to
Judy Scott-Fox .... film dedicated to

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Rated PG for two uses of mild language
115 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Christina Ricci and Natalie Portman auditioned for the role of young Amy March, but the part went to Kirsten Dunst.See more »
Factual errors: The soldiers' uniforms in the various party scenes have both stripes on the sleeves and shoulder boards. In reality, stripes on the sleeves denote an enlisted man, and shoulder boards denote an officer. They are thus mutually exclusive and both would not have been worn by the same individual.See more »
Friedrich Bhaer:I am going to the west. They need teachers and they are not so concerned about the accent.
Jo March:I don't mind it either.
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What is 'Little Women' about?
Why did they use two actresses to play Amy?
What were the "limes" that Amy and her school friends were sucking on?
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39 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Heartwarming and true to the book, 12 February 2006
Author: LeadingLadybug from United States

"Little Women" is a gem of a movie, encompassing comedy, drama, and romance into one well-made film that is true to Louisa May Alcott's literary classic. It follows the lives of the four March sisters, from the turbulence of youth, the turmoil and romance of adolescence, the joy of love, and the pain of loss. The quality of this movie depends entirely upon the chemistry between the actors, and it accomplished this with success. The film is a vignette of scenes throughout the sisters' lives, showing their relationships with one another and with the people around them.

Winona Ryder is the quintessential Jo, the tomboyish, spirited sister who dreams of becoming an accomplished writer. She brings a refreshingly sweet, human touch to the character, who is as impulsive and headstrong as she is ambitious and loving. Ryder carried the film beautifully, and much of its success is due to her.

Trini Alvarado made a very pretty and convincing Meg, the dependable older sister, although she is not so set on marrying for money as she is in the book. Claire Danes as sweet, selfless Beth, really shone in one heartbreaking scene that is impossible not to cry through. For her performance as the spoiled youngest sister, Amy, the very young Kirsten Dunst showed remarkable potential, and brought humor to the character.

Christian Bale as Laurie was everything the "boy next door" should be: handsome, kind, and charming. His chemistry with Winona Ryder was considerable, and made their friendship very believable. Susan Sarandon played a wonderful Marmee, supportive and loving towards her girls.

Another thing I would recommend is the soundtrack to this movie, composed by Thomas Newman, which has some gorgeous music on it.


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