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Five Children and It (2004)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 15 October 2004 (UK)
Four children staying in their eccentric uncle's labyrinthine mansion for protection during World War I befriend a sand fairy who has the power to grant wishes.

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Georgio Serafini ...
Mr. Bialli
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'It' is a Psammead, an ancient, ugly and irritable sand fairy the children find one day on a secret beach at their uncle's mansion. It grants them one wish per day, lasting until sunset. But they soon learn it is very hard to think of really sensible wishes, and each one gets them into unexpected difficulties. Magic, the children find, can be as awkward as it is enticing. Written by craig47

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£230,156 (UK) (22 October 2004)
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Uncle Albert says the answer to his maths problem (3,465,222) is "a prime number of the Zeeman series". This is a fictional series, first used in Flash Gordon by Dr Zarkov who says: "A-ha! I thought it was one of the prime numbers of the Zeeman series." That it is fictional is reinforced by the fact that 3,465,222 is an even number and the only even Prime number is 2. Every other even number is a composite number, not a Prime. See more »

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"Happy Birthday To You" was first published in 1893, in 1912 the lyrics were added to the music, so the song could have been sung ads the film is set in 1917. See more »

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Robert: It was the Summer of nineteen seventeen and the world was at war. Like lots of children, we had to leave our home. - Leave London. We didn't want to go, but Dad went to fly planes, and Mum went to look after the wounded, and we were stuck. They insisted we go to the country, to stay with mad Uncle Albert and our cousin Horace.
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References Countdown (1982) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill) and Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
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Wonderful sweet movie for all ages
28 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderfully sweet, innocent movie that parents and children alike will enjoy. This is a movie that brings us back to our childhood and the dreams and fantasies that were part of the innocence of children and of believing in the impossible. The five children in this movie are sweet and caring siblings - not argumentative and spoiled children, but siblings who clearly love one another.

The idea that make believe can come true is refreshing. Clearly this is a movie about love, hope and dreams. Freddie Hightower, the young star of Neverland, is just as good in this movie. He is joined in his acting ability by 5 other young actors, as well as the wonderful Zoe Wanamaker and Kenneth Branaugh - all of whom are wonderful.

The scenery is wonderful - the England coastline. This is one of those movies they don't make enough of - it leaves you smiling when you finish the movie.


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