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Madeline (1998)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 10 July 1998 (USA)
The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic in solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. ... See full summary »


(as Daisy Von Scherler Mayer)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lord Covington (segment "Lord Cucuface")
Leopold the Tutor
Arturo Venegas ...
Mr. Spanish Ambassador
Lady Covington
Katia Caballero ...
Mrs. Spanish Ambassador
Chantal Neuwirth ...
Helene the Cook
Pepito (as Kristian De La Osa)
Clare Thomas ...
Bianca Strohmann ...
Vicki (as Bianca Strôhman)
Christina Mangani ...
Rachel Dennis ...
Pilar Garrard ...
Jessica Mason ...


The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic in solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. The biggest problem comes up when Lord Covington decides to sell Madeline's school. Written by Anonymous

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In an old house in Paris, that was covered with vines...


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for momentary language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Madeline - il diavoletto della scuola  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,414,668 (USA) (12 July 1998)


$29,767,901 (USA) (25 October 1998)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound)| (as Sony Dynamic Digital Sound) (5.1 Surround Sound)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the cartoon, the dog Genevieve was brown but in the live action version of Madeline, Genevieve was white. See more »


Miss Clavel: [admiring Pepito's Spanish outfit] I think you look very handsome, Pepito.
Madeline: But no one told us this was a costume party.
Miss Clavel: [whispering] Madeline.
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Lively, endearing and sweet; what a Children's film SHOULD BE!
17 April 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Whether or not this film was critically acclaimed by the "so-called" experts or not, is irrelevant. The REAL experts are the children who watch, are captivated and endeared by Madeline's well casted characters. Every child I know (including my own) that has seen this film loved it and has begged for it on video.

Parents may not see this as a daring, frolicking action adventure; but rather as a sweet and funny children's film, which is after all, what is was designed to be.

There are so few films that really MEET a parent's expectations for what they WANT their children to see and can TRUST to not be "profane" (many older children's films that were "G-rated" are being remade now as "PG" under the guises that parents will "want" to watch them to; but do the kids really need the addition of bad language and sexual innuendo?).

Madeline, the movie, is true to the author's original story-line and keeps its poetical, lyrical style and flavor. The children and adults in the cast are true to what the author's characterizations were intended to be.. rather than a so-called "modern version" of it.

It is childhood at its best and its worst, with "realistic" villains (instead of the monstrous or far-fetched) and more of the genuine fun and whimsy that childhood is supposed to possess.

Children everywhere adore this film! As an adult, I appreciate it and APPLAUD it. I wish filmakers would TAKE NOTE and produce MORE films like this... TRULY for Children and SOLIDLY "G-rated". After all... children are the best experts on what they like.. and they LOVE THIS... so do I.

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