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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 »

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

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for momentary language | See all certifications »

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10 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Madeline - il diavoletto della scuola  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,414,668 (USA) (10 July 1998)

Gross:

$29,767,901 (USA) (23 October 1998)
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(Dolby 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound)| (as Sony Dynamic Digital Sound) (5.1 Surround Sound)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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In the cartoon, the dog Genevieve was brown but in the live action version of Madeline, Genevieve was white. See more »

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[repeated line]
Madeline: I can do anything.
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Version of The New Adventures of Madeline (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

The Cuckoo and the Nightingale
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Paul Weitz and Michel Legrand
Sung by the children
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A kid's movie done right!
13 August 1998 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

I've seen my share of summer movies, but I have to say "Madeline" is one of the best I've seen yet, or even, in my life.

Here we have a child character who talks like an actual kid and does not seem overly "cute" in her acting, although she could be said to be cute on the exterior. She has a charming lack of common sense, and her attitude (she has a strong sense of justice, and adventure) make her an enjoyable character, and the plot has surprisingly many connections between early events and things that happen later on.

Surprisingly, the child characters can act rather convincingly, including Madeline herself. I've never felt that Madeline acted "fake" or without enough emotion, myself. As for the adult characters, I believe that the nun that runs Madeline's school is rather convincing at her job, but some of the other characters are a little too "silly", mainly the "villain" characters. Others put up a fine enough performance.

To try to end this "review" here, I'll say this: MADELINE is how I would make a childrens' movie myself if I could make one. It does not rely on star power to sell it (Before this movie, Hatty Jones was never before heard of) and it doesn't have any fancy special effects, or even a big production budget seemingly. It took only three months to film, as well! For such an unconventional film, I have to say Madeline turned out very well.

Madeline!


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