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1992 (USA) See more »
A crippled dwarf is forced to become jester to a tyrannical king, but when the king abuses a beautiful dwarf with whom the jester is in love the jester plots a terrible revenge. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Michael J. Anderson ... Hopfrog
Mireille Mossé ... Trippetta
Tom Hewitt ... The King
Paul Kandel ... Minister Torello

Reg E. Cathey ... Minister Gunther
Kelly Walters ... Minister Cicero
Thomas Derrah ... Minister Horatio

Patrick Breen ... Minister Vsquez
Glenn Santiago ... Minister Francis
Patrick O'Connell ... Minister Bacci
Robert Dorfman ... The Duke

Joan MacIntosh ... The Duchess
Cynthia Darlow ... Lady Celestina
Pippa Pearthree ... Lady Louisa

Betsy Aidem ... Lady Angela

Harriet Sansom Harris ... Lady Clarice
Norma Pratt ... Hopfrog's Family - Mother
Christopher Medina ... Hopfrog's Family - Older Brother
Daniel J. Fava ... Hopfrog's Family - Younger Brother
Melinda Keel ... Hopfrog's Family - Sister
Patrick Fava ... Hopfrog's Family - Baby
Andrew Asnes ... Masqueraders
Kathleen Kane ... Masqueraders (as Kathleen Andrea Kane)
Gail Gilbert ... Masquerader
Patricia Kenny ... Masquerader
Alexander Kashock ... Masquerader
Elizabeth Koeppen ... Masquerader
Victoria Lundell ... Masquerader
Thomas Patrick ... Masquerader
L. Bloustein ... Masquerader
Ivan Wolfe ... Masquerader

Directed by
Julie Taymor 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edgar Allan Poe  story "Hop-Frog"

Produced by
Christopher Goode .... associate producer
Lindsay Law .... executive producer
Jane Leal .... associate producer
Kerry Orent .... producer
Barry Rebo .... executive producer
Tomio Taki .... executive producer
Julie Taymor .... producer
Original Music by
Elliot Goldenthal 
Cinematography by
Bobby Bukowski 
Film Editing by
Alan Miller 
Casting by
Judy Dennis 
Production Design by
G.W. Mercier 
Set Decoration by
Steve Booth 
Costume Design by
Julie Taymor 
Production Management
Amy J. Moore .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Apicella .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Laurel Bridges .... boom operator
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Mark O. Forker .... special effects design (as Mark Forker)
Nikolai Galitzine .... special effects technician
Neil Smith .... special effects design
Visual Effects by
Mark O. Forker .... visual effects co-supervisor
Abby Levine .... digital compositor
Barry Minnerly .... digital compositor
Neil Smith .... visual effects co-supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonathan Burkhart .... director of photography: additional photography
Eric M. Klein .... dolly grip
Charlie McNamara .... rigging gaffer
Roger Ulbrich .... assistant camera: high definition
Casting Department
Chriss Williams .... casting assistant
Other crew
Lars Bjornlund .... special prop maker
Craig Markey .... production coordinator


Additional Details

60 min

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Author: lhawes1 from NC, United States

I'm one more of the folks who saw this film years ago, and have found it stuck in my heart and gut ever since. Dark, beautiful, tender, sassy and way ahead of its time, this one's a keeper. The setting, the costumes, the characterization -- all exceed most films made since. Most haunting, however, is the mood that's set. This film has an emotional color that is as compelling as any of its characters. At least once in their lives, a genius gets it altogether. This was an early outing for Taymor, but she gave it everything she has. And that's a great deal. I, like the other Fool's Fire junkies, would give anything to get a good DVD copy of this film. I know I would find something new, deeper each time I watched!

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