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Cinderella (1997)

TV Movie  |  G  |   |  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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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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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

"The Sweetest Sounds" from Richard Rodgers' musical "No Strings" was added and sung by Cinderella and the Prince. See more »

Goofs

During the scene in the palace hallway, the Prince and Lionel are talking while Lionel helps the Prince get dressed. When the Prince goes through the passage to the room his parents are in, it's obvious he is not dressed well, with only two shirt buttons done up, cuffs undone, shirt untucked, etc. But when he meets his parents, he is perfectly dressed and neat. See more »

Quotes

Stepmother: I've always been told I've got too big a heart.
CalliopeMinerva: You've got too big a heart, Mother.
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Connections

Version of Cinderella (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

There's Music in You
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Whitney Houston
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My party enjoyed this remake.
28 February 2002 | by (Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

Saw this one with four other people, and the reviews were quite good. Could do without the "modernized" sound in some of the songs, and the ending scene of this movie just sort of drags on for no reason, but most of the music is very good. Brandy is alright as Cinderella but her singing voice is a little too breathy. The multi-racial cast was strange but didn't bother me. Funny how a white guy and a black lady having an Asian son confuses us, but we are perfectly okay with the idea of a pumpkin turning into a carriage. And as long we're on the subject of skin color and carriages, the four white carriage horses could have participated in the political correctness. Would like to have seen one white horse, one black, one chestnut and one pinto. :o) Also a little more color in the dresses at the ball, as all of them were light blue or turquoise or lavender or green, no yellow, pink or white anywhere. Still, this was an enjoyable movie overall, maybe a bit too "updated", but by no means unpleasant. Fine effort and it made for a nice evening.


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