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A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story (1995)

This highly-rated television film covers the life of American movie/TV/pop music idol Annette Funicello. The movie starts with the move of her family from New York to California, where in ... See full summary »

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Annette Funicello (as Eva La Rue)
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Glen Holt
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Young Frankie Avalon (as Justin Louis)
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Virginia Funicello
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Victoria Brooks ...
Jill
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This highly-rated television film covers the life of American movie/TV/pop music idol Annette Funicello. The movie starts with the move of her family from New York to California, where in 1955 shy Annette becomes one of the cast of The Mickey Mouse Club. The movie covers her child stardom, her teen idol years, her singing career with big hits like "Tall Paul", her romance with Paul Anka, her classic beach party films with Frankie Avalon, and her first marriage. It also shows her large comeback in the late 1980s and her second marriage, and the day when she found out she had multiple sclerosis. Written by <marxplace@nf.sympatico.ca>

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As a child, she stole your heart. Now her story will touch your heart.

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Entertaining but flawed
17 January 2000 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This movie was a great way to get some understanding of someone who seems to have been famous forever. It's fun and keeps moving, but at times it was hard to keep track of the passage of time in the film. It didn't seem clear how much time was passing from scene to scene and, before I knew it, it was 1987.


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