A contemporary remake of "Cinderella" aimed at a pre-teen audience, for an ABC (American Broadcasting Company) Afterschool Special.

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Martha Dermody
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Cindy Eller
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Laura Eller
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Liza Eller
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Gregory Prince III
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Janet Eller
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Mr. Eller (as Stephen Keep)
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Sweet Susie
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A contemporary remake of "Cinderella" aimed at a pre-teen audience, for an ABC (American Broadcasting Company) Afterschool Special.

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9 October 1985 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Tender treatment of the story with 80's style
13 July 2004 | by (Riviera Beach, FL) – See all my reviews

I fondly remember this after school special. It features the bony Kyra Sedgwick as a teen girl whose father has just remarried after her mother died. The fairy godmother is a mystic bag lady played wonderfully by Pearl Bailey. In a twist, the stepmother is kind and understanding, but that's more than offset by the evil stepsisters who belittle Cindy for her lack of 80's style. Of course now, we would appreciate Cindy's understated, if plain taste, and revile the hip 80's glitz. And of course a pre-Ferris Bueller/Dirty Dancing Jennifer Grey is one of those evil stepsisters. It was cheesy and self-aware, but nonetheless had a certain charm mainly due to the chemistry between Sedgwick and Bailey.


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