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Cinderella (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Musical | Romance | Fantasy  -  2 November 1997 (USA)
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Updated version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the classic fairy-tale, with an all-star, multi-racial cast.

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Cinderella (as Brandy)
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Calliope
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Minerva (as Natalie Desselle)
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Lionel
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Noel Peters
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Jennifer Lee Keyes ...
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Updated version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the classic fairy-tale, with an all-star, multi-racial cast.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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2 November 1997 (USA)  »

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

"There's Music in You", written by Rodgers and Hammerstein for the film Main Street to Broadway (1953), was sung as the finale by the Fairy Godmother, Whitney Houston. See more »

Goofs

When the Prince and Lionel are testing the glass slipper on all the women in town, the scene shows a long line of feet waiting, followed by a few feet trying on the shoe. The final foot before the prince leaves the house frustrated appears to be a man's foot as it is much larger and the legs of the person are not shaved. The man is also wearing a white flip-flop on his other foot which is again uncharacteristic of all the costumes in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Lionel: You know, I honestly wish there was something between us.
Stepmother: Really?
Lionel: Yes. A continent.
[walks away]
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Connections

Version of Mirror Mirror (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Paolo Montalban and Brandy Norwood
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Surprisingly terrific!
7 November 2004 | by (cambridge, mass.) – See all my reviews

We received this movie as a gift and it sat unwatched for a year until my 3-yr old pulled it out. I don't usually tear up during movies, but this production is stunning to watch, and lovingly detailed. The costumes, the sets, the colors are hypnotic, very much like a dream. I particularly appreciate the inclusive, multi-racial cast, especially because we're used to seeing all combinations of families here in Cambridge. Whitney Houston's voice gives new meaning to the idea of fairy godmother. It's really her show; the whole theme that "nothing is impossible" rings even truer when you know about Houston's own history as a young housewife singing in her basement, dreaming of something better. Brandy makes a most sympathetic Cinderella-- she's not passive, she just doesn't know what to do, and her transformation from scullery maid to conficent princess is as believable as it is lovely to watch. This production is also unpretentious in that it's not preachy, or divisive. There is no one evil or bad; everyone's clearly trying to do the best they can. What more can you ask for? I'm in love with this movie, and credit Houston with a clear vision of how the dusty Cinderella story can become timeless and compassionate with just a few strategic modern touches!


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