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Geppetto (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Family, Musical, Fantasy  |  7 May 2000 (USA)
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The lonely woodcarver Geppetto gets his wish for a child of his own granted when the Blue Fairy brings one of his marionettes to life; however, being a parent is not as easy as he had expected.

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The lonely woodcarver Geppetto gets his wish for a child of his own granted when the Blue Fairy brings one of his marionettes to life; however, being a parent is not as easy as he had expected.

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When a man wishes for a son, he learns what it means to be a father.


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Steve Martin and Robin Williams both turned down the title role. The pair turning down the title role lead Disney to decide this will be a TV movie and not released theatrically. See more »

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Empty Heart
Performed by Drew Carey
Words and Music by Stephen Schwartz
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Thoroughly enjoyable.
7 May 2000 | by (USA & Canada) – See all my reviews

I have to say that I really enjoyed this movie, and thought it was much better than the Jonathan Taylor Thomas version. While the JTT one had better special FX, this one had much better direction and script-writing. Also the fact that it was a musical made it all that much more enjoyable. Brent Spiner (Star Trek TNG's Data) was wonderful as Stromboli. And Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek DS9's Odo) was magnificent as Buonragazzo. I highly recommend this film, and will probably buy it on video.


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