Based on Terry Pratchett's Novel. On Discworld (a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in space), a small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Her ... See full summary »
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 Death (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Mustrum Ridcully (7 episodes, 1997)
Debra Gillett ...
 Susan Sto Helit (7 episodes, 1997)
Andy Hockley ...
 Imp y Celyn (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Lias Bluestone (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Mort (7 episodes, 1997)
Bryan Pringle ...
 Albert (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Asphalt (7 episodes, 1997)
John Jardine
(7 episodes, 1997)
Rosalie Williams
(7 episodes, 1997)
Maggie Fox
(7 episodes, 1997)
(7 episodes, 1997)
David Holt
(7 episodes, 1997)
Rob Rackstraw
(7 episodes, 1997)
Melissa Sinden ...
 Ysabell (7 episodes, 1997)
Maggie Fox
(3 episodes, 1997)
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Based on Terry Pratchett's Novel. On Discworld (a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in space), a small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Her grandfather is Death, who wants to forget that he has just "processed" his adopted daughter and her husband who was Susan's mother and father as this is causing him great grief and Death is a person that can remember everything, much to his chagrin. Susan find herself pressed into taking over Death's "duty" but finds that she is falling in love with an elf/human, Imp, who is slowly being taken over by a kind of "musical" force that is forcing Imp and his friends to play Rock Music to the Discworld. The Rock Music is proving to be a great success, but it has got plans for Imp and everybody wanting to play it and it is up to Susan, the head of the wizards, the Archchancellor and Death (that is, if he can be found and made to remember who/what he is.) to stop it before it conquers the entire Discworld... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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CMOT Dibbler: I give you... the "Band with Rocks in"-tour-bus!
Glod Glodson: It's a farm-cart.
CMOT Dibbler: It's a tour-bus!
Glod Glodson: I know a farm-cart when I see one, even if it *is* painted blue...
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"The turtle moves!"
4 April 2002 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I have to say, when I heard about this movie I searched and searched and finaly asked my parents to search (they were far more successful) and so after 2 years of fruitless searching, Happy 19th Birthday Heather! It was fantastic. Even thought I think they got a couple of the characters wrong (Like the Dean- I like Paul Kidby's version better)and that the Raven was just damn annoying, I still really enjoyed this film. Christopher Lee is the only one who could do Death's voice (besides James Earl Jones)and they have managed to include most of the best parts from the book. Plus I really like The "we're bigger that cheeses" line (an nice nod to John Lennon). However, you can't say that it is better than the book because really it is almost impossible to be better than the original work. But even though this is true, it is still really good in its own way. It's a little strange in parts, but hey, so's the book. I have to say that my favourite part of the movie was Glod. He was done really well and got to keep all of his cynical, witty one-liners. The only thing I have to ask is how many letters they got about the blatent ethnic-steriotyping (and if you've seen it you'll know what I mean)? Even so, I recommend this movie to Discworl fans and non Discworld fans alike (although if you're not a Discworld fan and live outside the UK I'll be very surprised if you've even heard of it).


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