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Writer:
Edgar Allan Poe (story)
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Release Date:
1992 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Eerie,strange and beautiful adaptation of great Poe story See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (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
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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
Craig Markey .... production coordinator
 

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Runtime:
60 min
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Hopfrog:Never bait your better!
The King:I'll batter your butter!
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Eerie,strange and beautiful adaptation of great Poe story, 12 April 2001
Author: Grovelhog (fungifromyuggoth@hotmail.com) from New Jersey, USA

I accidently caught this strange and beautiful tv movie when it first aired in the early 90's, while I was on a ski trip. With its weird and eerie and incredibly beautiful fairy tale atmosphere it is very reminiscent of Jim Henson's "Storyteller", and it's a shame that it only seems to have aired once and never rerun. I have no idea whether it's available on video or not, but if you can find it, I highly recommend watching it, and reading the Edgar Allen Poe story(titled "Hopfrog") it is based on as well.

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