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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
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Lionel
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Michael Haynes ...
The Coachman
Scott Fowler ...
Dancer #1
Noel Peters
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Dancer #3
Jennifer Lee Keyes ...
Dancer #4
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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

When Lionel is talking to the baker, the eight women carrying bread can be seen in the background waiting for their cue. See more »

Quotes

Cinderella: Why? Why is this so hard for you to imagine?
Stepmother: Because you're common, Cinderella. Your mother was common and so are you. Only you can wash your face and put on a clean dress, but underneath, you'll still be common. But a prince would even consider taking you for his bride? Why, it's laughable!
Cinderella: My father.
Stepmother: Your father was weak. He spoiled you rotten, he filled your head with silly thoughts and dreams that'll never come true. Never. Now, clean this place up. It's a sty.
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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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